Request for Participants in ‘The Advance Study’

The Advance Study is a research programme into the long-term health of military personnel injured in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014. It is looking for new participants. Servicemen or veterans who were under 50 when they deployed are asked to get in touch on 01509 251500 ext 3408. The team wants to hear from those… Read More

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New centre for Veterans Battling Mental Health Issues

A new centre for veterans battling addiction and mental health issues has opened its doors in Manchester. Leon House will support up to 23 residents at a time, taking referrals from charities, GPs or other professionals. Thanks to corporate funding it is completely free of charge; funding was solely by large corporates and with assistance… Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Veteran Embroidered Clothing

The United States Armed Forces has proudly served with distinction for the past 244 years. In these past centuries, too many have lost both life and limb in service to their country, paying the ultimate price for the freedom of the American people. Veteran embroidered clothing is a way for people to show their support… Read More

Psychological Problems: Are They Associated with Military Service Later in Life or a Feature of Ageing?

There may be ongoing psychological problems associated with military service later in life; yet as the elderly in the general population also suffer from mental health problems, whether such issues can be attributed to military service or are a feature of ageing remains unclear. Read More

Is there a Link between PTSD & Cardiovascular Disease?

Research Paper Title The association between PTSD and cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in male veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts: a systematic review. Background Military personnel with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can experience high levels of mental and physical health co-morbidity, potentially indicating a high level of functional impairment that can impact on both… Read More

Old vs Young Soldiers…

“You can always tell an old soldiers by the inside of his holsters and cartridge box. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 to 1950) George Bernard Shaw was an Irish comic dramatist, literary critic, and socialist propagandist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

Could Abnormal Gamma Activities be a proxy for GABA-ergic Interneuron Dysfunction and/or a Promising Neuroimaging Marker of Insidious Mild Head Injuries?

Research Paper Title Marked Increases in Resting-State MEG Gamma-Band Activity in Combat-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background Combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a leading cause of sustained impairments in military service members and veterans. Recent animal studies show that GABA-ergic parvalbumin-positive interneurons are susceptible to brain injury, with damage causing abnormal increases in… Read More