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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.

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.

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.

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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...

MILCO:20 Largest Health Study of US Military Personnel Commemorates 20 Years of Research SCOPE Magazine of Naval Medical Research and Development Jan-Mar 2022

The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest and longest-running health study in US military history. Findings from the Study document not only the potential long-term health impacts of military service, but also the resilience of service members.

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 ...

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