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

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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

Does Mental Health Screening for Soldiers Work?

“MENTAL health screening doesn’t help soldiers with psychological problems after they return from war. So says the first test of such check-ups. The surprise result suggests other kinds of psychological screening, on school children or new mothers, for instance,may also be flawed. Several nations perform psychological check-ups when military personnel get home. There are calls for the UK to do so too. But… Read More

Military Populations: Linking Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback with Untreated Alcohol Abuse

Research Paper Title Randomised Trial of Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback for Soldiers With Untreated Alcohol Abuse. Background Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are prevalent in the military and are a major public health concern. Although efficacious AUD interventions exist, few service members seek treatment. Army-specific barriers to AUD treatment include treatment being recorded on health records,… Read More