The scientific study of cannabinoids (aka the active compounds found in hemp) is still in its early stage. In addition to CBD (one of the cannabinoids in hemp), a few others have garnered attention. As well as a growing body of private-sector research, the US National Institutes of Health budgeted $1.5 million in 2019 for… Read More

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Military Spouse Day

Introduction Military Spouse Day, also known as Military Spouse Appreciation Day, is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a… Read More

On This Day … 02 January

Events AD 69: The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuse to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebel and proclaim Vitellius as emperor. 366: The Alemanni cross the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire. 1492: Reconquista: The Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders. 1680: Trunajaya rebellion: Amangkurat II of… Read More

Can Genetic Perturbations of Inflammatory Response Contribute to the Risk of PTSD?

Research Paper Title Post-traumatic stress following military deployment: Genetic associations and cross-disorder genetic correlations. Background Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder that occurs with relatively high frequency after deployment to warzones (∼10%). While twin studies have estimated the heritability to be up to 40%, thus indicating a considerable genetic component in the… Read More

War is…

“War is a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.” Ernest Hemingway (1899 to 1961) Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his adventurous and widely publicised life. His succinct… Read More

Types of Engagement in the British Army

1.0    Introduction This article provides an overview of the types of engagement available in the British Army, specifically the Regular Army. 2.0     What are the Types of Engagement? Personnel in the Regular force of the British Army can be enlisted on one of the following types of engagement: Short Service; Versatile; and/or Local Service. 3.0    … Read More

Do You Know Your Press-up from Your Push-Up?

Press-ups have a long history, it was first noted as an amalgamation of two other Indian exercises. Press-ups also have a interesting link with Burpees and the Front Leaning Reach (FLR) (see link below). For those who don’t know, a press-up – which is a common calisthenics exercise (i.e. using your own body weight) –… Read More