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Noncombatant Military Personnel Not Immune to Combat Trauma, May Be at Elevated Risk for Developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Noncombatant military personnel do not engage in direct combat with the enemy during war, but they still face trauma that elevates their risk for developing combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research shows.

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Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help to Prevent Brain Injury in Football Players or Soldiers?

Animal experiments suggest that taking the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI), reports the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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Mount Sinai Develops First Screening Tool For War Veterans to Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

A team of researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has developed the first web-based screening tool for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It is estimated that about seven percent of people in the United States have diagnosed or undiagnosed TBI.

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US Soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder More Likely to Feel Long-Term Psychological Effect

Combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms appear to be associated with longer-term physical (headache, tinnitus), emotional (irritability) and cognitive (diminished concentration or memory) symptoms, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Conversely, concussion/mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) do not appear to have long-term negative effects on troops.

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Experts Focus on Post Traumatic Epilepsy in Military Personnel and Civilians

Post-traumatic seizures and epilepsy can develop anytime from immediately to days or weeks to more than a decade after brain injury. Not all military personnel who have experienced combat-related TBI obtain care in the VA hospital system. Many integrate into civilian medical practice and receive care from healthcare professionals who might not recognize TBI as the cause of the epilepsy.

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Adding Face Shields to Helmets Could Help Avoid Blast-Induced Brain Injuries

More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained by U.S. troops are the result of explosions, and many of those involve injuries to the head. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, about 130,000 U.S. service members deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have sustained traumatic brain injuries — ranging from concussion to long-term brain damage and death — as a result of an explosion. A recent analysis by a team of researchers led by MIT reveals one possible way to prevent those injuries — adding a face shield to the helmet worn by military personnel.

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Professor Wants to Prepare Troops for Sounds of Combat

Inside a non-descript, soundproof building on the south side of town, researchers from Missouri University of Science of Technology are building an audio battlefield, complete with the sounds of tanks, ordinance, gunfire, shouting and helicopters.

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Doctors Improve Treatment of Battlefield Injuries Through DOD-Funded Consortium

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Saint Louis University will work to improve treatment for wounded service members and civilians.

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Invisible Injuries Plague Returning Soldiers

A Saint Louis University neuropsychologist offers advice to veterans recovering from mild traumatic brain injury.

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Female Veterans Aged 20-39 Less Likely to Use Most Harmful Substances than Male Counterparts

Female veterans aged 20-39 about half as likely to engage in binge drinking as male counterparts (23 percent versus 43 percent).







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