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Millennium Cohort Study finds sparse evidence of lung damage from burn pits VA Research Currents August 2012

Analyzing the military and health records of nearly 23,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, researchers with VA and the Department of Defense found little evidence of a higher risk of respiratory problems among those who served near burn pits.

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.

Millennium Cohort Study tracks military health trends The Boot and JetStream June 10, 2005

BEAUFORT, S.C. - More than 100,000 service members are enrolled in a long-term study to identify health effects associated with military service. Health experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Administration developed the Millennium Cohort Study ...

Millennium Cohort: Largest Long-Term Health Study in Military History Army Knowledge Online Newsletter Issue 20, August 2007

The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest prospective health study ever undertaken by the Department of Defense. Designed to assess the health risks of military occupations, military deployment, and general military service, the cohort is tracking the health status...

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.

Naval Health Research Center Study Indicates U.S. Troops Who Saw Combat More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues USNI News 04 March 2022

For the past 20 years – and longer before that – service members have returned from deployment talking about mental health concerns and illness they believed were linked to their time in the military, with many of their concerns backed by a variety of studies. Now, a study that has been following military personnel, both active-duty and veterans, for 20 years supports the theory that experiencing combat can lead to adverse physical and health effects.

Naval Health Research Center: Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Navy Medicine Magazine Jan - Feb 2010

New-onset PTSD/depression risk in deployed healthcare professionals Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2013

Military healthcare professionals have similar rates of new-onset PTSD or depression compared to those in other military occupations. Similar to other types of military personnel, combat exposure was the key factor that increased the rates of new-onset PTSD/depression in this sample, as deployed healthcare professionals with combat exposure had twice the odds of new-onset PTSD/depression compared to those deployed without combat exposure.

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NHRC Researchers Report Physical Activity is Associated with Decreased PTSD Symptoms The All Services Exchange 7 June 2012

New study results recently reported in May/June issue of Public Health Reports reveal important associations between the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and physical activity levels among U.S. service members.

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 ...

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