What are the Predictors of Attendance & Dropout of PTSD Treatment for Active Duty Service Members?

Research Paper Title Predictors of attendance and dropout in three randomized controlled trials of PTSD treatment for active duty service members. Abstract Dropout from first-line posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments is a significant problem. The researchers reported rates and predictors of attendance and dropout in three clinical trials of evidence-based PTSD treatments in military service… Read More

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Military Spouses/Civil Partners can claim Ex-Gratia Payments in Lieu of Maternity Allowance

True or false: Spouses/civil partners who accompany their Service partner on an overseas posting/assignment are unable to claim Maternity Allowance (MA) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) if they are not living in the UK. Although spouses/civil partners cannot claim MA when overseas, they do have other options (this depends on where they… Read More

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

Is There an Association between Leukocyte Telomere Length & Hostility in US Army Service Members?

Is There an Association between Leukocyte Telomere Length & Hostility in US Army Service Members? Read More

What is the History of Concussion & Risk of Subsequent Injury in Athletes & Service Members?

Research Paper Title History of concussion and risk of subsequent injury in athletes and service members: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Background Risk of secondary injury after a primary concussion in sports and military contexts is an emerging area of interest in research. The purpose of this review was to provide an evidence synthesis describing… Read More

Do Military Service Members Fit the Targeted Age & Gender Demographic of Many Marketing Campaigns for Energy Drink Products?

Research Paper Title Energy Beverage Use Among U.S. Service Members. Background The use of energy drinks (ED) or shots (ES) is becoming increasingly popular in US beverage market. In addition, young, physically active males, such as active-duty enlistees represent a prime target for the advertising of ED/ES; however, the exact mechanisms and safety of these… Read More

Details on the Protection from Overseas Deployments for Service Persons’ & Flexible Working

Does the protection from overseas deployments continue if the Service Person (SP) is posted during the protection period? If it were necessary to remove protection from operational deployment under either FD1 (reduced deploy ability) or 2 (reduced deploy ability and part-time working) during the period applied for, whether as the result of an assignment or… Read More