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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.

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.

Respiratory Symptoms and Conditions Reported Among Military Personnel Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan MHS Vital Signs 9 December 2009

A study recently published by researchers at the Naval Health Research Center addresses concerns about respiratory conditions among persons deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Inadequate Sleep May in Itself Up Odds of Diabetes Onset Medscape News Today 15 July 2013

Troubled sleep, short sleep, and sleep apnea predicted the onset of type 2 diabetes, independent of mental-health disorders, in a prospective study of young, healthy military personnel.

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 ...

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 ...

Health Status Influences PTSD Risk in Veterans MedPage Today 17 April 2009

The risk of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased by two- to threefold in military personnel who had significant mental or physical problems before deployment, according to a study of 5,400 veterans ...

Combat Exposure Tied to Chronic High Blood Pressure MedPage Today 14 September 2009

U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who go into combat are more likely to develop high blood pressure over the long term than those who serve in supporting roles, a new military study finds.

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Psych Disorders May Predispose Soldiers to PTSD MedPage Today 3 May 2011

For military personnel, having at least one psychiatric disorder before deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan appears to increase the likelihood of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after deployment, the prospective Millennium Cohort Study showed.

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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