Smoking & the Risk of Injury in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title The Combined Effect of Cigarette Smoking and Fitness on Injury Risk in Men and Women. Background Prior studies have identified cigarette smoking and low fitness as independent risk factors for injury; however, no studies have evaluated the combined effect of cigarette smoking and fitness on injury risk. The objective of this research… Read More

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What was the Number of Medical Evacuations for Active & Reserve Components of the US Armed Forces in 2017?

Report Title Update: Medical evacuations, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2017. Abstract In 2017, a total of 626 medical evacuations of service members from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility were followed by at least one medical encounter in a fixed medical facility outside the operational theatre. There were more medical evacuations… Read More

An Analysis of Reported Dangerous Incidents, Exposures, & Near Misses amongst Australian Army Soldiers

Research Paper Title An Analysis of Reported Dangerous Incidents, Exposures, and Near Misses amongst Army Soldiers. Background Occupational health and safety incidents occurring in the military context are of great concern to personnel and commanders. Incidents such as “dangerous incidents”, “exposures”, and “near misses” (as distinct from injuries, illnesses, and fatalities) indicate serious health and… Read More

Injury Representation against Ballistic Threats using Three Novel Numerical Models

Research Paper Title Injury representation against ballistic threats using three novel numerical models. Abstract Injury modelling of ballistic threats is a valuable tool for informing policy on personal protective equipment and other injury mitigation methods. Currently, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) are focusing on the development of… Read More

Linking Submarines, Missiles & Cricket!

Research Paper Title How submarine and guided missile technology can help reduce injury and improve performance in cricket fast bowlers. Extract Cricket – tradition meets flare There are three formats of cricket competition (multiday unlimited overs with approximately 150–300 overs delivered by one team, 50-over and Twenty20; T20—20 overs). An over is a measure of… Read More

Military Parachuting Injuries: A Literature Review

Research Paper Title Military Parachuting Injuries: A Literature Review. Abstract This article is a literature review of the aspects of military parachuting related to occupational medicine and focuses on ‘conventional’ military static line parachuting using a round parachute. The analysis of injuries resulting from military parachuting provide an excellent example of military occupational medicine practice. The techniques of military… Read More