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

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What is the Relationship between Physiological Parameter Changes & Severe Heatstroke Induced by 5-km Armed Cross-Country Training?

Research Paper Title Relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Background The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Methods A total of 521 male officers and soldiers from a special team who… 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

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

Update: Heat illness & Active Component in the US Armed Forces in 2016

Research Paper Title Update: Heat illness, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016. Abstract In 2016, there were 2,536 incident diagnoses of heat illness among active component service members (incidence rate: 1.96 cases per 1,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The overall crude incidence rates of heat stroke and “other heat illness” were 0.31 and 1.65 per 1,000 p-yrs,… Read More

Occupational Heat Stress in Australian Workplaces: Heat Strain Greatest in Military-related Activities

Research Paper Title Occupational heat stress in Australian workplaces. Background The aim of this review was to summarise the current state of knowledge on heat stress risk within typical Australian occupational settings. Methods The researchers assessed identified occupations (mining, agriculture, construction, emergency services) for heat production and heat loss potential, and resultant levels of physiological… Read More

What is the Physical & Psychological Effect of Body Armour in a Jungle Environment?

Research Paper Title Soldiers’ Perceived versus Actual Heat Strain in a Jungle Environment. Introduction Soldiers are regularly required to work in hot environments whilst wearing protective body armour (BA). However, BA is impermeable and decreases the torso surface area available for evaporative heat losses. Consequently, an elevation in body core temperature was observed with early… Read More