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Abstract Cold Weather Injury (CWI) is a significant threat to military capability in Tasmania. In 2011, the Royal Tasmanian Regiment implemented a cold weather training policy and training package to formalise risk management and preserve military capability in training and operations. This article summarises relevant literature pertaining to military CWI and outlines an approach… Read more »
Abstract Background. Earlier studies presenting evidence that operational deployment negatively affects mental health outcomes among military personnel and veterans generally have lacked conclusiveness, largely because of cross-sectional or retrospective design. Purpose. To review longitudinal studies investigating mental health outcomes of military personnel deployed in recent conflicts. Methods. MEDLINE database was searched using relevant keywords and… Read more »
Military personnel experiencing combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering wounds that are much greater in number and variety than those endured by veterans of earlier wars. This circumstance is due, in part, to advances in medical science and technology. Soldiers, sailors and marines who suffered such severe wounds in earlier wars simply died because… Read more »
There is a close association between infectious diseases, epidemics and war, and for many reasons. In history, soldiers and sailors have endured many hardships – wounds and death, exhaustion from battles and long marches, shortage of shelter, food and water, and sometimes they brought disease with them from their homeland or from other wars, all… Read more »
Welcome to the latest edition of the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health and to exciting times for the Journal as the editorial board seeks to improved the publication with an increased number of papers being submitted and increased sponsorship. We are looking forward to the future possibilities for the journal and the benefits to… Read more »
On the 30 July 1918, the RMO of 57th Battalion AIF, Captain Gordon Robertson, wrote to the CO of 57th Battalion re “Health of Men”. In his report, he states: “Since the last report on the health of the men we have been in reserve in the FRANVILLIERS line where the men were not under… Read more »