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Deployment Factors Are Not Related to Rise in Military Suicides New York Times 6 Aug 2013

The record number of military suicides seen in recent years may not be directly due to extended deployments or combat experience, according to a new study. This data analysis, funded by the Department of Defense, suggests that the real reason behind the growing number of military suicides is underlying mental health issues in this population.

Study shows one in five individuals from U.S. military sample have obesity News Medical 27 June 2016

Despite being held to stringent weight and body fat standards, newly published research shows that one in five individuals from a sample of U.S. military personnel from 2001 - 2008 have obesity. Further, shortly after separating from active duty, U.S. military veterans are as likely to have obesity as civilians. Data from the research also showed an association between military personnel who have obesity - including both active duty and veterans - and mental health conditions like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The research led by Toni Rush, MPH, is published in the July issue of Obesity, the scientific journal of The Obesity Society.

Lifestyle Behaviors Key to Post-Deployment Health of Veterans Newswise 31 Oct 2013

A new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion finds that the lifestyle of veterans both pre- and post-deployment influences their post-deployment wellness.

PTSD may raise diabetes risk in service members Reuters 24 May, 2010

Military service members with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to develop diabetes than their counterparts without PTSD symptoms, results of a new study hint. While previous research has suggested that depression increases the risk of diabetes, the new study of more than 44,000 active duty service members suggests another stronger association.

Also reported at MDLinx.com
Giving Birth after Battle: Increased Risk of Postpartum Depression for Women in Military Science & Sensibility 11 November 2013

Today, November 11th is Veteran's Day in the United States and Americans honor those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces in order to protect our country. Today on Science & Sensibility, regular contributor Walker Karraa, PhD, takes a look at the impact serving in battle has on women who go on to birth. In an exclusive interview with expert Cynthia LeardMann, Walker shares with S&S readers what the study says and receives more indepth information that provides additional insight into just what women in the military face in regards to their increased risk of PPMADs.

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment Science Daily 28 June 2013<

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment Science Daily - 28 June 2013 The new study, published in the July 2013 issue of the journal SLEEP, found that pre-existing insomnia symptoms conferred almost as a large of a risk for those mental disorders as combat exposure.

The Post-Traumatic Stress Trap Scientific American Magazine April 2009

A growing number of experts insist that the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder is itself disordered and that soldiers are suffering as a result...

Sexual harassment, assault more likely for deployed women who saw 'combat' Stars and Stripes 30 Sept 2013

Deployed women who underwent "combat-like" experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan are much more likely to report sexual harassment and sexual assault compared with other deployed women, according to a new study.

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Long Term study to track health effects of military service Stars and Stripes newspaper June 16, 2005

WASHINGTON - Researchers will track more than 100,000 service members over the next 17 years to help gauge the health effects of military service, overseas deployment and combat exposure. The Millennium Cohort Study - which researchers say is the largest of its kind ...

Experts look at how sexual assault impacts male service members Stars and Stripes Okinawa 26 October 2017

Sexual assault within the military continues to receive increasing attention. While sexual assault happens to both men and women in the military, little is known about the impact of sexual assault on men.

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