Featured by Linda Carroll, Reuters
Army suicides usually decrease during wartime. New data shows that’s no longer the case
One hopeful sign is that once the military began to focus on reducing suicides, the rates actually fell.
Active duty is rotting soldiers’ hearts, study says
Comparing more than 263,000 active duty Army personnel to nearly 5,000 civilians, researchers found that soldiers were more likely to have high blood pressure and just as likely to have a higher than ideal body mass index (BMI), according to the report in the Journal of the American Heart Association
Optimism may protect soldiers against chronic pain, study says
Soldiers who displayed high optimism before deployment were less likely to develop chronic pain after being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq than those who were more pessimistic, a new study finds