Fish oil may help improve mood in depressed veterans

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Sharecenter_img “We looked at how physical activity levels and performance measures were related to mood state and resiliency,” Kreider says. “What we found was the decrease in physical activity and the concentration of fish oil and Omega-3s in the blood were all associated with resiliency and mood.”Kreider says fish oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids that help to boost brain function. He says studies also show that fish oil acts as an anti-inflammatory within the body — helping athletes and soldiers manage intense training better. Fish oil content is especially important for soldiers due to the consistent training and physical regiments performed in and out of combat and risk to traumatic brain injury.The study originated from research conducted by Colonel Mike Lewis, M.D. who examined Omega-3 fatty acid levels of soldiers who committed suicide compared to non-suicide control and found lower Omega-3 levels in the blood were associated with increased risk of being in the suicide group.Barringer says he believes these findings to be significant toward addressing some of the issues many soldiers face.“The mental health of our service members is a serious concern and it is exciting to consider that appropriate diet and exercise might have a direct impact on improving resiliency,” Barringer notes.In order to properly measure soldiers physically, Kreider and Barringer developed a formula they say has the potential to assist in effectively screening soldiers with potential PTSD ahead of time. The formula measures a number of factors including: fitness and psychometric assessments, physical activity, and additional analysis.“By improving resiliency in service members, we can potentially decrease the risk of mental health issues,” Barringer says. “Early identification can potentially decrease the risk of negative outcomes for our active service members as well as our separated and retired military veterans.”“The military is using some of our exercise, nutrition, and performance-related work and the findings may help identify soldiers at risk for depression when they return from combat tours,” Kreider notes. He says that by working to identify such high-risk issues faced by soldiers, it can set a precedent that will benefit not only military leadership, but also the general public.“The public must realize that our soldiers need support before, during, and after their service,” Kreider explains. “There needs to be a time for soldiers to transition, become re-engaged within a community, and stay engaged in that community.”More information regarding fish oil and other exercise and nutrition-related research can be found at the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab’s website. Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers, including a Texas A&M University professor and his former doctoral student.In a study titled “Fatty Acid Blood Levels, Vitamin D Status, Physical Performance, Activity and Resiliency: A Novel Potential Screening Tool for Depressed Mood in Active Duty Soldiers,” researchers worked with 100 soldiers at Fort Hood to identify which factors affected moods in returning soldiers.The research was conducted by Major Nicholas Barringer when he was a Texas A&M doctoral student under the direction of Health & Kinesiology Professor and Department Head Richard Kreider, in collaboration with several current and former members of the U.S. Army, and colleagues at Texas A&M. Pinterestlast_img read more

Noble gases market to reach 202.2bn litres

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Vintage Point: Farmington’s ‘Old Band House’

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A note on this photo from the Heritage Room archives tells us this 1870s Mansard house, once located at Grand River and School Street, was called the “Old Band House.” It stood at the northeast corner of Grand River and School Street, at what is now the park in front of Farmington Place.Historic photo from the Farmington Community Library Heritage Room. Contemporary photo by Maria Taylor. More at preservationfarmington.org.Correction: The photo of the current site and its description have been corrected.  Reported bylast_img

Martial, Higuain Beat Sadio Mane to Top List of Premier League’s Most Lethal and…

first_imgThe Premier League Golden Boot may have been shared among three players – but when it comes to the most deadly finishers, one name stands alone. Well, just.Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the most prolific scorers over the course of the 2018-19 season, all finishing with 22 goals.Liverpool star Mane is also one of the most efficient strikers in the division – scoring with more than one in every four shots he takes (25.3 percent).But that isn’t enough to secure him top spot. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is statistically the most clinical of all the players in the Premier League with at least five goals to their name.The France international netted 10 goals this season, having taken only 39 shots in his 27 appearances for United this season. PREMIER LEAGUE’S DEADLIEST FINISHERSPLAYER GOALS (MIN 5) TOTAL SHOTS CONVERSION RATEAnthony Martial10 39 25.6Sadio Mane 22 87 25.3 Glenn Murray1354 24.1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 22 94 23.4 Xherdan Shaqiri 6 26 23.1 Jamie Vardy 18 79 22.8 Raheem Sterling 17 77 22.1 Ayoze Perez 12 55 21.8 Romelu Lukaku 12 55 21.8 Callum Wilson 14 65 21.5 That gives him a shot-conversion rate of 25.6 percent, which is higher than anyone else in the English top flight. That wasn’t enough to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into the top four, though.Mane is second, with Glenn Murray of Brighton the surprise name in third on 24.1. Just behind him in fourth is Aubameyang, whose 22 goals came from only 94 shots (23.4 percent).But alongside them in the top 10 are some familiar faces as well as some more surprising names.Raheem Sterling has gained a reputation for being wasteful in front of goal but he scored with more than one in five of his shots (22.1 percent) and sits seventh in the overall standings.Callum Wilson (21.5), Romelu Lukaku and Callum Wilson (both 21.8) also sneak into the top 10 while Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool (23.1) and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (22.8) are among the more deadly finishers.At the other end of the scale, however, the numbers are markedly less impressive. Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic was statistically the Premier League’s most wasteful finisher, having netted with just 8.4 percent (11) of his 131 shots.And alongside him in the bottom 10 sit some of the most highly-rated forwards in the division.Gonzalo Higuain was parachuted into Chelsea in January to help fix their issues in front of goal.PREMIER LEAGUE’S MOST WASTEFUL FINISHERSPLAYER GOALS (MIN 5) TOTAL SHOTS CONVERSION RATEAleksandar Mitrovic11 131 8.4 Gonzalo Higuain 5 46 10.9 Dominic Calvert-Lewin652 11.5Theo Walcott 5 43 11.6 Raul Jimenez 13 111 11.7 Marcus Rashford 10 84 11.9 Salomon Rondon 11 89 12.4 Danny Ings 7 55 12.7 Wilfried Zaha 10 73 13.7 Pedro 8 57 14 But the Argentine striker managed just five goals from 46 shots, giving him a pitiful conversion rate of 10.9 percent – the second worst in the Premier League. That puts him only slightly below Wolves’ Raul Jimenez (11.7) and Everton pair Dominic Calvert-Lewin (11.5) and Theo Walcott (11.6), all of whom score with just over one in every 10 shots they fire at goal.Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, meanwhile, has developed into one of the most promising forwards of his generation but he, too, scored with fewer than 12 percent of his shots.Alongside him in the bottom 10 sit the likes of Salomon Rondon (12.4), Danny Ings (12.7) and Pedro (14).Wilfried Zaha, who is chasing a move to a Champions League club, has also proven to be wasteful in front of goal, with his 10 goals coming from 73 shots.RelatedAfrica’s Leading Goal Scorers In Europe’s Top LeaguesFebruary 19, 2020In “Europe”CAF Awards: Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala Rule AfricaJanuary 7, 2020In “Africa”Magical’ Salah Wins 2017 BBC African POTYDecember 12, 2017In “Africa”last_img read more

‘Mommy Me’ Project donates to moms at Linden Hospital

first_imgSeveral new mothers and expectant mothers in Linden, Region Ten (Upper Demerara/Berbice) were on Thursday presented with a variety of baby-friendly products, compliments of the ‘Mommy Me’ Project, an organisation founded by overseas-based social worker Jean Nurse.Mommy Me Project team with the items to be presentedOne lucky mom receives her gift of baby products8Nurse and her team visited the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where they made the donation. She explained that while it was the second time for the project, which is conducted biennially, it was the first time that Linden moms have benefitted.The first project was conducted at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Nurse, a social worker for 25 years, explained that while she was born and raised in Brooklyn, both of her parents are from Guyana.She said while she frequents the country, she enjoys giving back.Nurse thanked her co-workers here and in the United States who provided contributions.The recipients and staff at the LHC also expressed gratitude for the kind gesture.last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 5.8.17

first_imgELLIS CHAMBERS, 52, SALEMCONTEMPT OF COURT JENNIFER NEELEY, 27, SALEMVIOLATION OF CONDITION OF BOND MICHAEL WHEELER, 33, SALEMPROBATION VIOLATION TIMOTHY PULLEN, 44, SALEMDEALING IN MARIJUANA HASH OILHASHISH OR SALVIADEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE – AT LEAST 1 BUT <3 GRAMSMAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCEPOSSESSION OF MARIJUANA HASH OIL HASHISH OR SALVIAPRIOR CONVICTION FOR A DRUG OFFENSEPOSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE – AMOUNT <5 GRAMS AND ENHANCINGCIRCUMSTANCE APPLIESPOSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA WITH PRIOR UNRELATED JUDGEMENT ORCONVICTION FOR POSSESSING PARAPHERNALIA GARY SMITH, 66, NEW SALISBURYOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE  INTOXICATED NIKITA ISAACS, 30, SALEMTHEFT JOSEPH LAMB, 31, MADISONFAILURE TO APPEAR ON FELONY CHARGE JACQULINE TURNER, 46, SALEMPROBATION VIOLATION GARY DENT, 30, PEKINVIOLATION OF AGREEMENT ON SENTENCING GARY SHULL, 70, SALEMINTIMIDATION DANA BREWER, 28, SALEMOWI REFUSAL SALEM POLICE DEPT. TERI THOMAS, 46, MEMPHISOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED INDIANA STATE POLICE LESLIE SPAULDING, 36, SALEMDEALING IN MARIJUANA HASH OIL, HASHISH OR SALVIAPRIOR CONVICTION FOR A DRUG OFFENSE AND AMOUNT IS AT LEAST 30 GRAMS BUT <10 POUNDS MARIJUANA OR AT LEAST 5 BUT <300 GRAMS HASH OIL HASHISH OR SALVIAMAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCENEGLECT OF A DEPENDENTPOSSESSION OF MARIJUANA HASH OIL HASHISH OR SALVIAPRIOR CONVICTION FOR A DRUG OFFENSEPOSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEPOSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIADEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE Washington County Inmate Roster WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. KAYLA MARTIN, 22, SALEMOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED LEIGHSA SHECKELLS, 27, ENGLISHPROBATION VIOLATION KEVIN YOUNG, 23, SALEMPROBATION VIOLATIONFAILURE TO APPEAR KRISTA CARTY, 26, FREDERICKSBURGSERVE TIME MONICA DORTA, 29, SALEMDEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE W/FIREARMMAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCENEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT,POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA HASH OIL, HASHISH OR SALVIAPOSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE W/ FIREARM,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,POSSESSION OF A SYNTHETIC DRUG OR SYNTHETIC DRUG LOOKALIKE SUBSTANCE KEVIN WYNN, 37, SALEMOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATEDOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATEDENDANGERING A PERSON HARLEY GILSTRAP, 39, SALEMVIOLATION OF DAY REPORTINGlast_img read more