Reviewing Exertional Heat Illness in US Marine Corps Recruit Training (1996)

Research Paper Title Exertional heat illness in Marine Corps recruit training. Background Exertional heat illness (EHI) is a recurring problem in military training resulting in loss of manpower and training effectiveness. A scientific approach to this problem requires quantitative analysis of factors related to its occurrence. Methods Review of clinic and hospital records identified all… Read More

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What is Boredom … erm …

Research Paper Title The Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind: Toward a regulatory theory of boredom. Introduction Boredom appears to be ubiquitous. It affects both healthy individuals and patient populations. It affects individuals of all genders and ages, and from all cultures. It finds us at home or at work. It finds drivers behind the wheel, students… Read More

Military Working Dogs & Core Temperature Response

Research Paper Title Core temperature responses of military working dogs during training activities and exercise walks. Background Heat strain is common in military working dogs (MWDs), but can be mitigated by limiting duration of activity to avoid overheating and allowing sufficient time for recovery. To determine work/rest times for MWDs, temperature responses during training must… Read More

Reviewing the Benefits & Challenges of Dogs in the Workplace

Research Paper Title Dogs in the Workplace: A Review of the Benefits and Potential Challenges. Abstract Pet dogs, therapy dogs, and service dogs can be seen in workplaces with increasing frequency. Although dogs may provide many benefits to employees and employers, their presence may introduce additional hazards and concerns to the work environment. Therefore, decisions… Read More

Linking Respiratory Symptoms, Military Service Abroad & Desert Environments

Research Paper Title Respiratory symptoms among Swedish soldiers after military service abroad: association with time spent in a desert environment. Background The aim of this paper was to study whether Swedish soldiers who have served abroad had a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms than the general population and, if this was the case, also to… Read More

Linking Violence, Temperature and Crop Yields

“Research finds a strong historical link between poor crop yields and violence.” (The Economist, 2017, p.57). Last year over 102,000 people died in nearly 50 armed conflicts across the world, according to the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), a think-tank. Much of this violence is caused by tensions between ethnic groups – two-thirds of civil wars have… Read More

Heat Acclimatisation: What is the Value of Short-term, Low-volume Training in the Operational Context?

Research Paper Title Short-Term, Low-Volume Training Improves Heat Acclimatization in an Operational Context. Background Personnel who travel to areas with a hot climate (WBGT > 27°C) may suffer from the heat (physiological strain, thermal discomfort, increased probability of heat illness), making them partially or fully inoperative. Performing physical activities during heat acclimatisation is known to… Read More