Brazilian Army Nurses’ Uniforms: Visual Identity in World War II

Research Paper Title The Brazilian Army nurses’ uniforms: visual identity in World War II. Background To analyse the symbolic effects of the official military uniform of the nurses from the Brazilian Army in World War II. Methods This research was developed using the historical method, with iconographic sources. The data were discussed based on the… Read More

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What is the Prevalence of Lower Limb MSK Injuries in Brazilian Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and a proposal for neuromuscular training to prevent lower limb injuries in Brazilian Army soldiers: an observational study. Background The activities carried out by soldiers in the army involve great physical demands and require intense training to perform combat-specific tasks. MSK injury is a potential threat to… Read More

The Epidemiology of Acne Vulgaris in Brazilian Army Conscripts

Research Paper Title Epidemiology of Acne Vulgaris in 18-Year-Old Male Army Conscripts in a South Brazilian City. Background Prevalence of acne varies worldwide. Several factors (age, skin colour, body fat, diet, and smoking) have been investigated as risk factors. A total of 2,201 18-year-old males living in Pelotas, South Brazil, were evaluated in order to… Read More

Military Boots: Cushioning, Comfort & Ground Reaction Force

Research Paper Title Shock attenuation characteristics of three different military boots during gait. Background Musculoskeletal injuries are related to the cushioning properties of boots in military populations. This study aimed to compare ground reaction force (GRF) and subjective perceived comfort from two different military boots supplied by the Brazilian Army with a commercial boot. Methods… Read More

Brazil’s Armed Forces: National Defence vs Law Enforcement Duties

“Without external threats to repel, the world’s 15th-biggest standing army is turning into a de facto police force Few places illustrate the modern role of the Brazilian army better than Tabatinga, a city of 62,000 on the shared border point between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The frontier, protected by Amazon rainforest, has not budged since the Portuguese built a now-ruined fort… Read More