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Millennium Cohort Study Researchers Investigate Risk Factors for New-Onset Asthma Health.mil 28 August 2017

According to researchers, recent reports suggest U.S. service members who deployed in support of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have higher rates of new-onset asthma than those who did not deploy. Millennium Cohort Study researchers aimed to determine what risk factors may be associated with developing asthma, including combat deployment, among study participants.

Millennium Cohort Study tracks military health trends The Boot and JetStream June 10, 2005

BEAUFORT, S.C. - More than 100,000 service members are enrolled in a long-term study to identify health effects associated with military service. Health experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Administration developed the Millennium Cohort Study ...

Millennium Cohort: Largest Long-Term Health Study in Military History Army Knowledge Online Newsletter Issue 20, August 2007

The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest prospective health study ever undertaken by the Department of Defense. Designed to assess the health risks of military occupations, military deployment, and general military service, the cohort is tracking the health status...

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Naval Health Research Center: Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Navy Medicine Magazine Jan - Feb 2010

New-onset PTSD/depression risk in deployed healthcare professionals Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2013

Military healthcare professionals have similar rates of new-onset PTSD or depression compared to those in other military occupations. Similar to other types of military personnel, combat exposure was the key factor that increased the rates of new-onset PTSD/depression in this sample, as deployed healthcare professionals with combat exposure had twice the odds of new-onset PTSD/depression compared to those deployed without combat exposure.

Article is on page 3 of the Summer 2013 issue
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.

Part-time soldiers at higher risk for alcohol problems after deployment MedPage Today August 12, 2008

SAN DIEGO -- National Guard and reserve troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely than active-duty personnel to drink heavily when they came home, found researchers here ...

Pentagon study links prescription stimulants to military PTSD risk Los Angeles Times 19 November 2015

Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit problems and keep service members alert during long stretches of combat might increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Poor Health Linked to PTSD Risk Among Vets Forbes.com 16 April 2009

Military personnel who have poor mental or physical health before they go into combat are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder following their battlefield experience, a U.S. military study finds ...

Poor Physical, Mental Health Status May Increase PTSD Risk Medscape 20 April 2009

Poor physical or mental health prior to combat exposure may predispose military personnel to an increased risk for new-onset posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after deployment, new research suggests ...

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