Can We Determine the Genetic, Physiologic, & Behavioural Predictors of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Specialised Military Men?

Research Paper Title Genetic, Physiologic, and Behavioral Predictors of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Specialized Military Men. Background Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a crucial performance requirement of specialised military occupations. Age and physical activity are established predictors of CRF, but it is not clear how these predictors combine with each other and/or with genetic predisposition. The goal… Read More

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Died Hard, but Loved…

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964 A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More

UK Military Appraisal Reports: Developing vs Insufficient Knowledge

The appraisal report provides an assessment of performance which is a combination of grading against a range of attributes and a narrative that can add weight and evidence to the graded assessments. The assessment of performance provides awareness of an individual’s achievements and competence in relation to their responsibilities and objectives, as well as an… Read More

Does a Lifetime of Regular Exercise Slow down Ageing?

A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the ageing process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person.… Read More

Can the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Help to Differentiate Sleep Disorders in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Service Members with Sleep Disorders. Background Excessive daytime sleepiness affects an estimated 20% of the general population. While the prevalence of sleepiness in the military is largely unknown, it is well established that short sleep duration is endemic. The reasons for this include: the demanding nature of… Read More

Heroic Sacrifices…

“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that me make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.” Albert Einstein (1879 to 1955) A German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the… Read More

US Army Medical Personnel Training

If a person decides to become an army doctor, they will obtain a military rank. Thus, such a person will not only have to attend medical school, they will also receive training in military culture and leadership. In other words, getting ready to become a military doctor is not only about writing an assignments relating… Read More