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Millennium Cohort Study Examines Self-Reported Back Pain and Combat Deployment Defense Video Imagery Distribution System 5 December 2016

Recent research from the Millennium Cohort Study found that military personnel who deployed with combat experiences were more likely to report back pain after deployment than service members who deployed without combat experience. Study findings were recently published in the November issue of Spine.

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.

Military.com's Veterans Report announces upcoming 2007 survey Veterans Report March 12, 2007

The U.S. military's largest veterans benefits update website, run by Military.com, has recently posted an announcement of the upcoming 2007 Millennium Cohort Study survey ...

Military Use Supplements for Strength, Slimming, Sleep Natural Products INSIDER 13 July 2012

Almost half of U.S. military personnel use dietary supplements, and many of them are seeking bodybuilding, weight loss and sleep benefits, according to a recent survey of more than 100,000 members of U.S. forces.

Military troops returning from combat may experience binge drinking and alcohol-related problems The JAMA Report August 12, 2008

Transcript from the JAMA Report's interview with Millennium Cohort Study researchers ...

Military suicide associated with male gender, mental illness and occupation Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly 30 April 2014

Analysis of factors associated with death by suicide during and after military service found that suicide was most common among those with bipolar disorder, depression and alcohol-related problems. Additionally, death by suicide was associated with fewer cumulative days of deployment, the occupation of combat specialist, deployment experience pre-2001 and male gender. Overall, 12.8% of the deaths in the current sample were due to suicide.

Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk Health Day 3 May 2011

Military personnel who have a psychiatric disorder prior to deployment or who've been injured during combat are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after they return home.

Military Deployment May Lead to Unhealthy Sleep Patterns Health.com 1 December 2010

Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan significantly affects the quality and quantity of sleep of many U.S. military personnel, new research indicates.

Military Alcohol Abuse CNN online August 13, 2008

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study, showing that troops returning from war zones are more prone to drinking problems ...

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.

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