Volume 26 No.1

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Comorbidity Risks of a Cohort of Vietnam Veterans Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

T Bullman, A I Schniederman   Abstract Background: Research has demonstrated that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased risk of other mental diseases. Studies have also reported increased risk for cardiovascular diseases associated with PTSD. Purpose: This study examined cause-specific comorbidity risks among a cohort of Vietnam veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Material and… Read more »

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Lessons Learned: The Australian Military and Tropical Medicine

P Leggat *Quail GG. Lessons Learned: The Australian Military and Tropical Medicine. Newport: Big Sky Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1-925520-22-4. Hardback. 254 pp AUD34.99 (also available as an eBook) Throughout the history of modern war, tropical diseases have played a significant role in determining the outcome of various military campaigns through the ages. For example, malaria… Read more »

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MilTeenChat™ App to Promote Coping Resilience in Military Youth

K Puskar, R Sun, A Gleeson, T Lampl, D Nichols, N Khan   Abstract Military adolescents face unique challenges in military families including frequent relocations and parental deployment. Around 30% of military adolescents report feeling sad or hopeless, and one in four has considered suicide. There are limited resources available for military adolescents coping with… Read more »

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Operational Test and Evaluation, HMAS Canberra: Assessing the ADF’s New Maritime Role 2 Enhanced Capacity

Commander Neil Westphalen, RANR Introduction The first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as HMAS Canberra (L02) on 28 November 2014., Among their other attributes, the LHDs bring a Maritime Role 2 Enhanced (MR2E) seagoing health capability to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for the first time,… Read more »

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Factors associated with lower extremity training-related injuries among enlisted women in U.S. Army operational units

C Rappole, M C Chervak, T Gier, M Anderson, B Jones Abstract Background: The lower extremity is consistently the most injured body region among U.S. Army soldiers. However, there has been limited research on risk factors for lower extremity injuries, particularly among women. Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to assess factors associated with… Read more »

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, A REARGUARD DEFENCE: MEFLOQUINE, TAFENOQUINE, AND THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MALARIA INSTITUTE I read with interest the recent article by Dr. Howie- Willis1, which extols the recent accomplishments of various staff of the Australian Army Malaria Institute (AAMI). I have concerns regarding the historical and factual accuracy of certain of the authors’ statements, particularly… Read more »

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