By Makini Brice | Jan 29, 2013 08:25 PM EST
Last week, military women were officially allowed to fight in combat roles in the American military – a move that the public supports.
By Genevra Pittman | Dec 28, 2012 04:11 PM EST
Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 12, 2012 01:46 PM EST
The military has set its sights on a group of scientists working on powerful injectable foam designed to temporarily limit internal bleeding of soldiers wounded on the battlefield.
By Makini Brice | Dec 12, 2012 11:58 AM EST
About 75 percent of recruits who want to join the US Army are ineligible because of obesity, according to a recent report.
By Makini Brice | Nov 29, 2012 04:26 PM EST
Pollen may serve a hypoallergenic useful function soon - DARPA is exploring the possibility of making pills that can serve as vaccines.
By Makini Brice | Nov 28, 2012 04:09 PM EST
In a plot that resembles one that an evil villain in a James Bond movie might love, the United States’ government once planned to blow up the moon with a bomb.
By Makini Brice | Nov 26, 2012 05:29 PM EST
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection claims that the United Kingdom’s and United States’ military shot explosives at pigs, forced pigs to inhale mustard gas, and inflicted anthrax on monkeys.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 09, 2012 11:32 AM EDT
The U.S. Department of Defense will spend $10 million on a three-year study investigating whether daily doses of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oils, can help curb the number of suicides among military personnel and veterans, researchers said on Monday.
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 25, 2012 11:37 AM EDT
Retired military leaders are raising red flags about childhood obesity. Many believe obesity is not only a health issue, but also a national security issue.
By Amber Moore | Sep 18, 2012 04:09 PM EDT
Alcohol and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the U.S. military, a new report from the Institute of Medicine states. Lack of a good insurance policy, the stigma associated with alcohol abuse and shortage of staff has hampered the screening and treatment of substance abuse by military personnel.
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 11, 2012 01:18 PM EDT
All around the country scientists are improving the daily lives of American troops with innovative and unexpected methods.
By Nikki Tucker | Aug 23, 2012 06:20 PM EDT
A new type of makeup designed to hide troops from their enemy also protects soldier's skin from explosion.