US Air Force Nursing Personnel & Barriers to Mental Healthcare

Research Paper Title Resilience, Stress, Stigma, and Barriers to Mental Healthcare in U.S. Air Force Nursing Personnel. Background Stigma may deter military service members from seeking mental health (MH) services. Previously, substantial proportions of U.S. Air Force (USAF) registered nurses and medical technicians reported concerns about stigma with accessing MH services; in particular, that unit… Read More


What do we know about Women Service Members, Veterans & their Families?

Research Paper Title Women service members, veterans, and their families: What we know now. Background The purpose of this paper is to highlight what we know now about female service members, veterans, and their families. The experiences of U.S. female service members and veterans are more complex than previous eras and significant demographic changes have… Read More

Is the Military Behavioural Activation & Rehabilitation Course (MBARC) Effective?

Research Paper Title An Initial Evaluation of the Clinical and Fitness for Work Outcomes of a Military Group Behavioural Activation Programme. Background Behavioural Activation (BA) is an evidence-based psychological treatment for depression based on behavioural theory. However, in common with other talking therapies, there is limited evidence about occupational factors related to treatment. This is… Read More

Productivity: Pens & Employees

Treadmill desks were supposed to be the answer to declining productivity among office-bound employees. However, research suggests they do not work. A 12-week study by the University of Oregan has found they only offer a negligible boost to well-being. Although, luckily, help is at hand in the form of research from New York University which… Read More

Health Change Behaviour: Do Partners Have Any Influence?

Research Paper Title The Influence of Partner’s Behaviour on Health Behaviour Change: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Importance Couples are highly concordant for unhealthy behaviours, and a change in one partner’s health behaviour is often associated with a change in the other partner’s behaviour. However, no studies have explicitly compared the influence of having a… Read More

The Daily Trip to the Gym Won’t Cancel Out the Adverse Effects of Sitting at your Desk All Day!

Research Paper Title Sitting Time and All-cause Mortality Risk in 222 497 Australian Adults. Background Prolonged sitting is considered detrimental to health, but evidence regarding the independent relationship of total sitting time with all-cause mortality is limited. This study aimed to determine the independent relationship of sitting time with all-cause mortality. Method The researchers linked… Read More

Fat Chance of Advice!

Government advice may be a fat lot of good. A controversial study claims dietary guidelines issued on fat intake to reduce the risk of heart disease were not supported by evidence from clinical trials. In 1977, the US government said fat intake should make up no more than 30% of an individual’s diet, and saturated… Read More