Research Paper Title Cross-Sectional Study of Sexual Behaviour, Alcohol Use, and Mental Health Conditions Associated With Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Deploying Shipboard US Military Personnel. Background Limited comprehensive data exist on risk behavior associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI) among ship-assigned US military personnel during the predeployment time period (PDT). This study examined whether sexual… Read More
Research Paper Title Preemptive Tecovirimat Use in an Active Duty Service Member Who Presented With Acute Myeloid Leukemia After Smallpox Vaccination. Background Smallpox vaccine is contraindicated in immunosuppression due to increased risk for adverse reactions (eg, progressive vaccinia). The researchers describe the first-ever use of tecovirimat as a preemptive vaccinia virus treatment strategy during induction… Read More
The Number of Students In December 2019, 5,181 foreign students from 153 countries were receiving military training in the United States of America (USA). The Cost “In fiscal 2017-18 foreign governments splashed out $462.4m for American security training, and the American government chipped in another $39.8m.” The main exchange programme is the $115m International Military… Read More
On Veteran’s Day, vets are expected to be inundated with appreciation and thank you’s. If you have ever worn the uniform, then you understand that being a vet is not something that happens just a day a year. This is something that is with you for life. With this in mind, we are lucky to… Read More
Research Paper Title Self-Reported Sleep, Anxiety, and Cognitive Performance in a Sample of U.S. Military Active Duty and Veterans. Background Unhealthy sleep can interfere with US military service members affective and cognitive functioning, and increase accident and injury risks. Methods This study examined the relationship between US active duty and veterans’ (n = 233) self-reported… Read More
Research Paper Title Impact of financial reimbursement on retention rates in military clinical trial research: A natural experiment within a multi-site randomised effectiveness trial with active duty service members. Background Achieving adequate retention rates in clinical trials is essential to ensuring meaningful results. Although financial reimbursement is an effective strategy to increase participant retention, current… Read More
“Any military commander who is honest will admit that he makes mistakes in the application of military power.” Robert McNamara (1916 to 2009) Robert Strange McNamara was the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968 who revamped Pentagon operations and who played a major role in the nation’s military involvement in the Vietnam War.