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For Many Soldiers, Mental-Health Issues Start Before Enlistment Wall Street Journal 5 Dec 2019

The Millennium Cohort Study, Army STARRS, and other studies show that mental-health issues among troops can stem from childhood trauma, which is nearly impossible to screen for and something experts say shouldn't necessarily disqualify recruits.

Defense bill lets active-duty Marine and Army moms defer deployment for a year after birth Military Times 18 December 2019

Among other women’s health provisions in the legislation, the bill requires the Defense Department to gather and report more information on gynecological and perinatal health from Millennium Cohort Study data, focusing on fertility, maternal mortality, pregnancy related conditions, birth defects and developmental disabilities

Are you one of these 200,000 taking part in a military and veteran health study? DoD wants your input Military Times 21 November 2019

If you’re among the more than 200,000 service members and veterans participating in the long-term health study, researchers are calling on you to fill out a follow-up survey, as they track health risks of deployment, military occupations and general military service.

As burn pit registry grows, VA expands research into related lung disease U.S. Medicine 15 July 2018

VA and DoD are working together and in partnership with various private institutions on studies regarding possible adverse health effects related to exposure to open-air burn pits.

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.

Millennium Cohort Study Researchers Investigate Risk Factors for New-Onset Asthma Navy.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.

DoD-VA Research Partnership to Improve Understanding of Active Duty and Veteran Health Defense Video Imagery Distribution System 28 March 2017

A new partnership between DoD and VA medical researchers achieves a milestone with its first joint publication, which examines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in veteran and active duty populations. The study will be published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, June 2017.

Millennium Cohort Study Examines Self-Reported Back Pain and Combat Deployment Defense Video Imagery Distribution System 5 December 2016

Recent research from the Millennium Cohort Study found that military personnel who deployed with combat experiences were more likely to report back pain after deployment than service members who deployed without combat experience. Study findings were recently published in the November issue of Spine.

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.

US military members who report poor sleep were less resilient in recent study MedicalXpress 27 May 2016

A new study found that military service members who reported insomnia symptoms or short sleep durations were less resilient than members who reported healthy sleep hygiene. Several physical and mental variables were evaluated as indices of resilience. These variables were, self-rated general health, lost workdays, deployment, completion of service term, and health care utilization.

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