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Millennium Cohort Study finds sparse evidence of lung damage from burn pits VA Research Currents August 2012

Analyzing the military and health records of nearly 23,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, researchers with VA and the Department of Defense found little evidence of a higher risk of respiratory problems among those who served near burn pits.

Military Use Supplements for Strength, Slimming, Sleep Natural Products INSIDER 13 July 2012

Almost half of U.S. military personnel use dietary supplements, and many of them are seeking bodybuilding, weight loss and sleep benefits, according to a recent survey of more than 100,000 members of U.S. forces.

NHRC Researchers Report Physical Activity is Associated with Decreased PTSD Symptoms The All Services Exchange 7 June 2012

New study results recently reported in May/June issue of Public Health Reports reveal important associations between the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and physical activity levels among U.S. service members.

A Postwar Picture of Resilience New York Times 5 February 2012

According to mounting scientific evidence, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress syndrome among veterans of recent wars is substantially lower than is commonly believed.

Study Finds Scant Data on Illnesses of Troops New York Times 1 November 2011

Study findings indicate that there is insufficient data to conclude that dust and pollution in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly from the burn pits used by the military to incinerate garbage, could cause long-term health problems in troops.

A version of this article appeared in print on 1 November 2011, on page A17 of the New York edition with the headline: Study Finds Scant Data On Illnesses Of Troops.
You've Got Mail! Millennium Cohort Enrolling Invited Service Members Naval Medical Research and Development Newsletter September 2011

The Millennium Cohort Study is currently enrolling invited personnel and expects to add 50,000 service members to reach a goal of over 200,000 participants by early 2012.

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Increased physical activity levels linked to reduced PTSD symptoms Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2011

Participants who engaged in less physical activity were more likely to screen positive for PTSD. Those who reported at least 20 minutes of vigorous activity twice a week had significantly reduced odds for new-onset and persistent PTSD symptoms.

Article is on page 4 of the Summer 2011 issue.
Pre-existing psychiatric disorders predict post-deployment PTSD regardless of physical injury severity Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2011

Service members with one or more mental health disorders prior to deployment were two- and-a-half times more likely to screen positive for PTSD post-deployment compared to those with no mental health disorders, after controlling for pre-deployment PTSD, physical injury severity and a host of other risk factors.

Article is on page 2 of the Summer 2011 issue.
Psych Disorders May Predispose Soldiers to PTSD MedPage Today 3 May 2011

For military personnel, having at least one psychiatric disorder before deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan appears to increase the likelihood of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after deployment, the prospective Millennium Cohort Study showed.

Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk Health Day 3 May 2011

Military personnel who have a psychiatric disorder prior to deployment or who've been injured during combat are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after they return home.

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