What is the Number of Under 18’s Deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan?

“In dealing with a similar PO in 2013, a total of seven, service personnel under the age of 18 were identified as having been deployed in the period 2007-10 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon closer inspection of the information, only two out of the four service personnel were actually deployed to Iraq before the age… Read More

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ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine & Myopericarditis

Research Paper Title A Case Series of Smallpox Vaccination-Associated Myopericarditis: Effects on Safety and Readiness of the Active Duty Soldier. Abstract Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination is a documented side effect with increasing incidence since re-establishing mandatory vaccination for deploying military personnel. After the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine replaced the Dryvax smallpox vaccine, the rate of myopericarditis… Read More

Deployment & Risk of Suicide in US Army Personnel

Soldiers in the U.S. Army who deploy within six months of an earlier deployment are at higher risk for suicide, as are new recruits who are sent to war within one year of enlisting. Those who redeploy within six months are 1.6 times more likely to attempt suicide. Soldiers who serve 12 months or less… Read More

Details on the Protection from Overseas Deployments for Service Persons’ & Flexible Working

Does the protection from overseas deployments continue if the Service Person (SP) is posted during the protection period? If it were necessary to remove protection from operational deployment under either FD1 (reduced deploy ability) or 2 (reduced deploy ability and part-time working) during the period applied for, whether as the result of an assignment or… Read More

A Cross-Sectional Study Analysing & Determining Health Status of Chinese Navy Personnel

Research Paper Title Analysis and determinants of Chinese navy personnel health status: a cross-sectional study. Background There have been very few studies analysing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviours and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, the researchers undertook this survey to assess this relationship and identify specific factors… Read More

What are the Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt & Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilisation Among Army Active Duty Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt and Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilization Among Army Active Duty Soldiers. Background Little is known about long-term prescription opioid utilisation in the Military Health System. The objectives of this study were to examine predictors of any prescription opioid receipt, and predictors of long-term opioid utilisation among active… Read More

Behavioural Health Providers & Post-Deployment Assessment

Research Paper Title Testing the effects of using a behavioural health provider to deliver a routine post-deployment assessment for soldiers returning from combat. Abstract Studies indicate that changes in post-deployment behavioural health care delivery are necessary to improve symptom-reporting and treatment-seeking. Methods The present study compared two behavioural health strategies implemented during the Post-Deployment Health… Read More