Do Insomnia Symptoms Predict Increased Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms among Military Service Members and Veterans?

Research Paper Title Prospective associations between insomnia symptoms and alcohol use problems among former and current military service personnel. Background Despite evidence that insomnia symptoms exacerbate alcohol use disorder symptoms, there is a dearth of prospective research testing bidirectional associations between these variables. Furthermore, no studies have prospectively examined these associations among military personnel, a… Read More

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British Army Alcohol Advisers

British Army units are being reminded about the importance of appointing alcohol advisers. The role sees personnel sent on a day and a half training course so they can become focal points for alcohol advice in their formation, helping to raise awareness of the issues around booze and support anyone with problems. Each unit or… Read More

An Assessment of Healthiness Among Sri Lankan Army Soldiers

Research Paper Title Assessment of healthiness among long term inhabiting army soldiers in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Background Military personnel, because of the unique nature of their duties, are reluctant to face stressors. Living in hot and humid conditions they frequently suffer dehydration. Methods Army soldiers living in dry zone of Sri Lanka, were… Read More

What are the Health Benefits of a Month off Booze?

The health benefits of a month off booze include (Mehta et al., 2018): An average 26% reduction in insulin resistance (This occurs when the hormone insulin becomes less effective at making the body remove sugar from the bloodstream, raising the risk of type 2 diabetes.) Improvements in liver health. An average 13% fall in cholesterol levels. A 6%… Read More

Linking Deployment, Military Sexual Trauma & Alcohol Problems

Research Paper Title Deployment-Related Military Sexual Trauma Predicts Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Problems Among Male Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. Background Military sexual trauma (MST) is associated with a range of deleterious mental and physical health consequences; however, far less attention has been paid to the associations between MST and negative health behaviors, such as… Read More

Need Oxygen to Breath: Convert Carbohydrates into Alcohol!

“GOLDFISH and their wild crucian carp relatives can survive for five months without breathing oxygen – and now we know how. The fish carry a set of enzymes that, when oxygen levels drop, helps convert carbohydrates into alcohol that can be released through the gills. For most animals, including humans, a lack of oxygen can be fatal in… Read More

Everything Can Be Corrected, But Stupid!

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” Aristophanes (444-385 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Other versions include: “Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.” “Ignorance can be educated and crazy can be medicated but there’s no… Read More