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Telemental health useful for women Veterans

Telemental health useful for women Veterans


Self-report survey data improves violence risk prediction in soldiers


Blood cancer patients with cognitive impairment may have worse survival


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Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows
(ABC News)

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows

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Even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life, a new study shows. This is the same type of injury suffered by many Americans on the sports field or in a motor vehicle crash each year. A group of 165,000 veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) were found to have a higher risk of Parkinson's disease, compared to other veterans of the same age.

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