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Tinnitus, depression most common ailments in generational study of troops’ health Military Times 5 November 2021

A study of more than 250,000 service members begun in 2001 released some preliminary findings on Friday, to celebrate the effort’s 20th anniversary.

Millennium Cohort Study and respiratory health VA research in action 7 October 2021

On Aug. 2, 2021, VA announced it would begin processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service. Much of the data for this significant decision came from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a partnership between the VA Office of Research and Development’s Cooperative Studies Program and the Department of Defense.

MJFF Funding 4 Studies Into Environmental Toxins and Parkinson’s Parkinson's News Today 4 June 2021

Funding from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) will support four projects investigating possible connections between toxic environmental factors and Parkinson’s disease, including those encountered in military service and daily life exposure to pesticides and air pollution.

DSM-4, DSM-5 checklists successfully assess PTSD among veteran, military populations Healio 27 April 2021

Both the PTSD Checklist-Civilian and PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 versions successfully assessed the disorder among veteran and military populations, according to results of a diagnostic study published in JAMA Network Open.

Certain Combat Experiences Linked to Increased Risk of Suicide Attempt Psychiatry Advisor 2 March 2021

Deployed military service members who experience certain types of combat events or are exposed to high levels of combat may be at a higher risk of suicide attempt, researchers found in a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Here’s your chance to make a difference for the health of the force — for the next 50 years Military Times 10 September 2020

Service members, check your email for an invitation to participate in a survey that will help researchers track health risks of deployment, military occupations and general military service for decades.

Transition assistance a foundation for returning to civilian life The American Legion 09 March 2020

A successful transition from the military to civilian life is important for servicemembers and their families, and the Department of Defense is constantly seeking improvement in the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

PTSD May Be a Risk Factor for Autoimmune Disease Psychology Today 28 February 2020

People suffering from PTSD may be at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases. These findings support a growing body of evidence showing a link between PTSD, stress, and physical health.

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

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