Active older veterans fall more, but don’t get as hurt

Physically active veterans are more likely to fall, but less likely to hurt themselves when they do, a new study shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise seniors health-and-medicine injuries veterans falls

Some veterans skip VA health care services

Veterans "who screened positive for a mental health problem were significantly less likely to use a health care program of any kind," researchers say.

Kristie Auman-Bauer-Penn State • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression alcohol anxiety health-and-medicine veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Genes explain why anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand

A study of more than 200,000 veterans sheds light on the genetic basis for anxiety, as well as why anxiety and depression so often coexist.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: depression anxiety genes featured health-and-medicine veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Health is veterans’ biggest challenge in first year home

A survey of almost 10,000 veterans shows that health concerns rank highest among worries for vets transitioning back to civilian life.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression pain jobs health-and-medicine veterans well-being

Veterans with TBI have more than 2X higher risk of suicide

Veterans with a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury are more than twice as likely as those without a TBI to commit suicide.

Tessa Venell-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: suicide brains health-and-medicine traumatic-injury veterans

7 ways grief affects veterans

Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Nov. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: depression suicide emotions health-and-medicine military veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd wars

Team finds clues to Gulf War illness brain dysfunction

"...HMBG1 is one of the leading causes of the persistent cognitive dysfunction and chronic neuroinflammation associated with Gulf War illness."

Texas A&M University • futurity
July 18, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: inflammation brains health-and-medicine veterans wars

‘Bulk’ birth control cuts costs, unintended pregnancies

Giving women a year's supply of birth control pills would save money and prevent pregnancies, according to research with veterans.

Erin Hare-Pittsburgh • futurity
July 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-care-costs health-and-medicine veterans medications birth-control

‘Quality review’ isn’t fixing veterans’ claims system

Public reports have understated due process mistakes and legal errors in the veterans' appeals process, research finds.

Adam Gorlick-Stanford • futurity
March 20, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: government society-and-culture veterans laws courts

Strong relationships can lower risk of suicide

Being in a solid relationship can lower the risk of suicide, according to research with members of the National Guard.

Jessi Adler-Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 18, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: depression suicide relationships health-and-medicine military veterans

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