Should We Improve Thermal Tolerance in Military Personnel Prior to Deployment?

Research Paper Title Methods for improving thermal tolerance in military personnel prior to deployment. Background Acute exposure to heat, such as that experienced by people arriving into a hotter or more humid environment, can compromise physical and cognitive performance as well as health. In military contexts heat stress is exacerbated by the combination of protective… Read More


What are the Sex Differences in Response to Exercise Heat Stress in the Context of the Military Environment?

Research Paper Title Sex differences in response to exercise heat stress in the context of the military environment. Background Women can now serve in ground close combat (GCC) roles, where they may be required to operate alongside men in hot environments. However, relative to the average male soldier, female soldiers are less aerobically fit, with… Read More

Is a a High BMI associated with Heat-Related Illnesses among Conscripts undergoing Basic Training in Thailand?

Research Paper Title Personal risk factors associated with heat-related illness among new conscripts undergoing basic training in Thailand. Background Cases of exertional heat stroke have been reported every year during basic training for Royal Thai Army (RTA) conscripts. Prevention is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of heat-related illnesses. The researchers conducted a study… Read More

Preventing Heat Illnesses During Basic Combat Training

Research Paper Title Incidence, timing, and seasonal patterns of heat illnesses during U.S. Army basic combat training, 2014-2018. Background Risk factors for heat illnesses (HIs) among new soldiers include: Exercise intensity; Environmental conditions at the time of exercise; A high body mass index; and Conducting initial entry training during hot and humid weather when recruits… Read More

Is Tolerance to a Haemorrhagic Challenge during Heat Stress improved with Inspiratory Resistance Breathing?

Research Paper Title Tolerance to a haemorrhagic challenge during heat stress is improved with inspiratory resistance breathing. Abstract What is the central question of this study? Does inspiratory resistance breathing improve tolerance to simulated haemorrhage in individuals with elevated internal temperatures? What is the main finding and its importance? The main finding of this study… Read More