depression

Military Deployment Linked To Depression In Teens

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 15:31

Teenagers who have a family member deployed in military combat are more likely to experience depression and suicidal thoughts.

torture

How Torture Damages Pain Perception

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:34

The physical and mental trauma of torture is substantial enough to cause lifelong dysfunctions in pain perception.

Army Suicides Up, Caused By Underlying Mental Illnesses

Suicides Among Army Soldiers Rise, Most Caused By Underlying Mental Illnesses

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 16:25

The increase in suicides among U.S. Army soldiers since 2005 may be caused not by prolonged combat tours and other war-related stresses but by underlying mental illnesses, a new military health study suggests.

U-2

Airforce Pilots At Risk For Potentially Deadly Brain Lesions

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 18:40

U-2 Airforce planes fly at high altitudes, exposing their pilots to a higher risk of deadly brain lesions.

Kristin Beck

Transgender Navy SEAL: Chris Beck Served 20 Years Before Coming Out As A Woman

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 09:17

Kristin Beck says that she was forced to hide her gender identity in order to serve the US as a Navy SEAL.

People greet participants during the National Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Avenue in Washington

One In Four Military Children Has Depression Symptoms; Pediatricians Urged To Better Monitor Their Health Risks

By | Mon, 05/27/2013 - 17:45

A new report published on Memorial Day attempts to bring greater awareness to the emotional health issues that the children of military personnel face, including depression, academic problems, and sleep disorders.

military

Military Women Are 7x More Likely to Receive STIs than Civilian Women

By | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 20:25

Last week, military women were officially allowed to fight in combat roles in the American military – a move that the public supports.

Public Support Influences Soldier's Mental Distress, Study Finds Ways To Reduce PTSD

One in 12 in Military Has Clogged Heart Arteries

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 16:11

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.

foam

Scientists Make Life-Saving Injectable Foam to Fight Soldiers' Internal Bleeding

By | Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:46

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.

army, fitness

Obesity Epidemic Causes Increasing Numbers of Soldiers to Be 'Unfit to Fight'

By | Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:58

About 75 percent of recruits who want to join the US Army are ineligible because of obesity, according to a recent report.

pollen

Military Developing 'Pollen Pills' That Could Deliver Vaccines to Soldiers

By | Thu, 11/29/2012 - 16:26

Pollen may serve a hypoallergenic useful function soon - DARPA is exploring the possibility of making pills that can serve as vaccines.

A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès)

US Military Allegedly Plotted to Blow Up the Moon During Cold War

By | Wed, 11/28/2012 - 16:09

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.

pig

Military Experiments Blew Explosives at Pigs and Infected Monkeys With Anthrax, Group Alleges

By | Mon, 11/26/2012 - 17:29

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.

fish oil

Military Spending $10 Million to Learn if Fish Oils Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

By | Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:32

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.

Why Aren't PTSD Patients Getting the Treatment They Deserve?

Obesity Is Not Just a Health Issue, But Also a National Security Issue

By | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:37

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.

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