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Study Endorsed by Army's Top Doc Navy.mil 1 October 2014

The Department of Defense's largest longitudinal study in military history received an endorsement from the Army's surgeon general Sept. 19, emphasizing the importance of the Navy-led study across the military services.

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.

After combat, soldiers turning to alcohol NBCNews.com August 12, 2008

CHICAGO - National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests ...

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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