The Homeland Defense (HD) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary from worldwide sources, showing headlines of innovative, emerging technologies in HDIAC's eight focus areas.
HDIAC Webinar, Wednesday, Jan 22nd @ 12:00 EST: Transforming Traumatic Memories: The Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) Protocol - HDIAC
This webinar features research and details of the RTM Protocol, a new and promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that requires no drugs and is completed in less than three sessions totaling five hours. Developed by the Research and Recognition Project, the protocol has been rigorously tested under strict scientific standards. Over 90% of the 160 veterans in the studies finished treatment with measured loss of their PTSD diagnosis, nightmares, flashbacks, and directly related emotional symptoms.
Military Patients Will ‘Absolutely Positively’ See Better Care After Merger, DHA Head Says - Military.com
The transition of military medical facilities to the Defense Health Agency's management should be invisible to patients, but they should notice improvements to care, the agency's director says.
On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. As of 3 January 2020, a total of 44 patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology have been reported to WHO by the national authorities in China. Of the 44 cases reported, 11 are severely ill, while the remaining 33 patients are in stable condition. According to media reports, the concerned market in Wuhan was closed on 1 January 2020 for environmental sanitation and disinfection.
A Genetic Study of 200,000 Veterans with Anxiety Points Toward Potential New Avenues for Treatment - CNN
A massive genetic study in nearly 200,000 veterans with anxiety is providing new insights into how and why people may be pre-disposed to anxiety issues.
A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according to a new study.
Snapshot: Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ - HomelandSecurity
Disaster response has dominated headlines for years, and technologies to enhance disaster response capabilities are rapidly emerging. Now, a new global dialogue is centering on resilience-how we not only come together to help communities quickly recover, and even thrive, post-disaster, but how we strengthen their defenses against future threats. Every community is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to improving disaster resilience, thus it is difficult to measure and assess. However, the academic research community holds a consensus view that the ability to measure improvements based on a maturity model-based approach will help guide communities down a path that will enhance their resilience to multi-jurisdictional disasters.
With passwords reported as the main cause for compromise, passwordless authentication is gaining momentum. AuthenTrend is one of the 80 startups led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) such as KaiKuTek chosen to demonstrate their solutions at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
A junior Marine got his artillery unit into a serious bind after snapping a photo during a massive force-on-force training exercise in California's Mojave Desert.
Before entering service, U.S. Army recruits will now have to take an extensive personality test designed to predict how well they will perform as soldiers.
Worldwide, more people die from tuberculosis than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power.
Terrorism: The Dirty Bomb Threat That Could Make Your City Uninhabitable – Tomorrow - TheNewAmerican
One supposed difficulty terrorists have effecting dirty-bomb mayhem is obtaining the radioactive material - but it turns out that this may not be so difficult after all.
The Air Force Is Studying Ways to Help Airmen Sleep Better - Military.com
The Air Force has begun a formal study to analyze the sleep habits of airmen in an effort to prevent mistakes and mishaps caused by exhaustion.
Electric vehicle owners - nearly 1.2 million of them on U.S. roads today - share the thrills of being energy-efficient and progressive. But they also have one big worry in common: where to plug in.
U.S. troops are being advised to steer clear of popular genetic-testing kits over what Pentagon leaders say is a growing concern that the personal information could be exploited or tracked.
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