Volume 25 No. 2

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‘A near-run thing’: The foundation and early years of 1 Malaria Research Laboratory, forerunner of the Australian Army Malaria Institute, 1963–1969 (Part 4 of ‘Pioneers of Australian military malariology’)

Ian Howie-Willis Abstract During the 25 years following World War II, malaria re-emerged as a major threat to Australian military personnel deployed to malarious regions in South-East Asia. By 1952, malariologists in Britain knew that drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasites Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax had emerged in Malaya.[i] Successive contingents of Australian soldiers… Read more »

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Australian malariology during World War II (Part 3 of ‘Pioneers of Australian military malariology’)

Ian Howie-Willis Abstract This is the third part in a five-part series on the development of Australian military malariology during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Part 1, which appeared in JMVH 24(1) in January 2016, traced the course taken by Australian malariology between the South African (‘Boer’) War of 1898–1902 and the early 1920s… Read more »

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Military Effectiveness of Five Dietary Supplements Purported to Aid Cognitive and Physical Performance

Bradley Baker ABSTRACT Background: The effectiveness of dietary supplements in sustaining physical and/or cognitive performance is of interest to the military. Rhodiola rosea, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (LC omega-3), beetroot juice, arginine and beta-alanine have recently been claimed to enhance cognitive and/or physical performance when taken as supplements. Purpose: To narratively review recent research on… Read more »

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Serum Level of Nutritional Antioxidants are Decreased in Veteran Smokers with COPD

Corrine Hanson, Elizabeth Lyden, Lisa Weissenburger-Moser, Jeremy Furtado, Debra J. Romberger and Tricia D. LeVan Introduction Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide,1-4 resulting in an economic and social burden that is both substantial and increasing. Veterans are a group of people who are disproportionately… Read more »

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Inicidence rates for work health and safety incidents and injuries in Australian Army Reserve vs full time soldiers, and a comparison of reporting systems

Rodney Pope, Robin Orr ABSTRACT Objective: To determine incidence rates of reported work health and safety (WHS) incidents and injuries in Army Reserve (ARES) and Australian Regular Army (ARA) personnel and assess the relative performance of the WHS incident reporting system, compared to ‘point-of-care’ systems. Methods: WHS incident data for a 24-month period were extracted… Read more »

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Reach, accessibility and effectiveness of an online selfguided wellbeing website for the military community

Delyth Lloyd1* MA MPH, Tracey Varker1 PhD, Thi Pham1 BSc, John O’Connor1 PhD, Andrea Phelps1PhD Abstract Online mental healthcare resources have proliferated at a greater pace than evidence for their effectiveness. They may nevertheless be an attractive alternative for contemporary veterans and serving personnel who are reluctant to engage in traditional face to face treatment…. Read more »

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Futuristic Utilization of Tactical Night Vision Goggles in Darkness by Combat Medics

Sedat BILGE M.D. Emergency Physician Specialist (sedatotuz@gmail.com), Gulhane Research and Training Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey, 06010 Attila AYDIN M.D. Emergency Physician Specialist (drattilaaydin@gmail.com), Gulhane Research and Training Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey, 06010 Cemile AYDIN M.D. Internal Medicine Specialist (drcemileaydin@gmail.com), Etimesgut State Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Etimesgut,… Read more »

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