The Manchester Arena Bombing & Medical Military Assistance

Research Paper Title Military assistance to the civil authority: medical liaison with the Manchester clinicians after the Arena bombing. Background UK Defence Medical Services’ personnel have experienced an intense exposure to patients injured during war over the last decade and a half. As some bitter lessons of war surgery were relearned and innovative practices introduced,… Read More

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Linking Lack of Ear Plug Use & Hearing Loss in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Associations between earplug use and hearing loss in ROK military personnel. Background The easiest way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is to wear earplugs. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense (MND) is supplying earplugs to prevent NIHL, but many patients still suffer from this. The researchers speculated that… Read More

Exposure to Hypobaric-Hypoxia & Its Effect on Cognition Functioning

Research Paper Title The objective assessment of the effects on cognition functioning among military personnel exposed to hypobaric-hypoxia: A pilot fMRI study. Background To identify regions of the brain affected during cognitive working memory during tasks to assess attention, planning and decision making among military aviation personnel who have chronic intermittent exposure to high altitude… Read More

Linking US Military Personnel, Religion, & PTSD

Research Paper Title Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Background Many studies have linked hope with better mental health and lower risk of suicide. This is especially true in those who have experienced severe physical or emotional trauma. Religious involvement is associated with greater hope. The… Read More

Linking PTSD & Autoimmune Diseases in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of selected autoimmune diseases among US military personnel. Background Increasing evidence suggests a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health. Stress disorders may lead to impairment of the immune system and subsequent autoimmune disease. This study investigated the association between PTSD and risk of selected… Read More

How is the Management of Melanoma Patients by Non-Dermatologists in the Military Health System?

Research Paper Title Management of Melanoma Patients by Non-Dermatologists in the Military Health System: A Retrospective Observational Study. Background Compared to their civilian counterparts, military personnel can have more exposure to sunlight and, as recent studies have shown, do have an increased incidence of melanoma. Given the inherent challenges service members may face in getting… Read More

COVID-19 & the Mental Health of Service Members across the Globe

Research Paper Title Mental Health Care for Military Personnel in the COVID-19 Epidemic. Background To the Editor: Mental Health Care for Military Personnel in the COVID-19 Epidemic As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, confirmed COVID-19 cases among military personnel have been reported globally including nearly 1,576 soldiers in Russia, over 4,000 in the United States, 1,500… Read More