“But scientists have discovered that a WWI helmet is actually better when it comes to protecting its wearers from shock waves. A study in the journal PLOS One finds that the french Adrian WWI helmet, with its brim and thin crest running down the top, deflects shock waves better than anything used today.”

MEDICAL NOTES 20-13


Medical Notes this week…


Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and treating advanced cases is difficult. Radiation is a mainstay, but a study on mice in the journal Cancer Immunology Research shows that a treatment combining radiation and chemotherapy could be much more effective. the treatment also helps protect healthy cells from radiation’s effects. The technique is already being tested on people.

The recent Oscar-winning movie 1917 is a reminder that military helmets today don’t look the way they used to. But scientists have discovered that a WWI helmet is actually better when it comes to protecting its wearers from shock waves. A study in the journal PLOS One finds that the french Adrian WWI helmet, with its brim and thin crest running down the top, deflects shock waves better than anything used today. Scientists hope to apply their new knowledge to today’s versions.

And finally…doctors can tell whether you’re rich or poor through your urine. A study in the journal Molecular Nutrition And Food Research finds that urinalysis today can break down whether you have a diet high in whole grains, veggies and chocolate, or in salty, processed foods. In fact, researchers say the urine contains about a million different metabolites, giving them a better picture of your current health than even a blood sample.

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