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Care for veterans with substance use and mental health disorders needs improvement
While the availability of services for veterans has expanded in recent years, many post-9/11 veterans do not receive appropriate care for their co-occurring substance use and mental health problems, according to a new study. (2020-07-22)
The most important task for a PTSD service dog for veterans is disrupting anxiety
Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD. (2020-07-22)
Meditation linked to lower cardiovascular risk
Meditation was linked to lower cardiovascular risk in a large database study by Veterans Affairs researchers and colleagues. (2020-07-13)
Among older adults, statin use tied to decreased risk of death
A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System leverages national data from the U.S. (2020-07-07)
Laughing gas may bring relief to veterans suffering from PTSD, new study suggests
A small pilot study provides an early glimpse of how some veterans struggling with PTSD may benefit from one simple, inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. (2020-07-02)
Should diabetes treatment lessen for older adults approaching the end of life?
Researchers published one of the first national studies to examine overtreatment and deintensification of diabetes management in nursing home residents with limited life expectancy or dementia. (2020-06-24)
Vets walking pets: Strolls with shelter dogs may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans
About 6 to 8 million dogs end up in shelters in the U.S. each year. (2020-06-23)
Research finds deployment affects mental health of veterans differently
As the largest study of its kind, more than 212,000 men and women Army active duty personnel completed a questionnaire that measured different psychological characteristics before deployment and after returning from combat. (2020-06-17)
More evidence of no survival benefit in COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine
A study of electronic medical records from US Veterans Health Administration medical centers has found that hydroxychloroquine -- with or without azithromycin -- did not reduce the risk of ventilation or death and was associated with longer length of hospital stay. (2020-06-05)
Biomarkers may help us understand recovery time after concussion
A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in the May 27, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2020-05-27)
Female Gulf War combat veterans have persistent symptoms more than 25 years later
More than a quarter century after the Gulf War, female veterans who saw combat have nearly a twofold risk of reporting more than 20 total medical symptoms, like cognition and respiratory troubles, than their fellow female veterans who were not deployed, investigators report. (2020-05-26)
Treatment for opioid use disorder is rare in hospitals, study finds
Despite a national opioid-related overdose epidemic that continues to claim tens of thousands of lives annually, a new nationwide study shows that a scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive proven life-saving medications both during and after they're discharged. (2020-05-07)
Genetic scoring can identify more men at risk for aortic aneurysm
A genetic risk score from a blood test identified more men age 50 and older who are at higher risk of an aortic aneurysm and could benefit from ultrasound screening. (2020-05-05)
Veterans battle homelessness long after discharge from the military
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, homelessness among US military veterans rarely occurs immediately after military discharge, but instead takes years to manifest with risk increasing over subsquent years. (2020-05-05)
PTSD partners feel invisible, study finds
Recognition of the needs of wives and intimate partners in supporting the recovery of veterans and front-line emergency workers affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been highlighted in a new study led by Flinders University. (2020-04-23)
Many women vets report adverse pregnancy outcomes, postpartum mental health problems after leaving military service
Women Veterans with more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or moral injury (guilt, shame or demoralization in response to participating in or witnessing events that violate one's sense of right and wrong), are at greater risk for negative pregnancy outcomes and postpartum depression in the three years following discharge from military service. (2020-04-15)
PTSD and moral injury linked to pregnancy complications
Elevated symptoms of PTSD and moral injury can lead to pregnancy complications, found a Veterans Affairs study of women military veterans. (2020-04-14)
Physically active older veterans fall more, but hurt themselves less
Active older veterans fall more often than their more sedentary peers who never served in the armed forces, but they're less likely to injure themselves when they do, says a University of Michigan researcher. (2020-04-14)
COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
In this Ideas and Opinions piece from the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the authors discuss the findings of early studies that addressed the use of chest computed tomography for the detection of COVID-19. (2020-04-08)
Passport to improved health for military veterans
A healthcare 'passport' to access NHS and other well-being services has been beneficial for the mental health of veterans and provides them with a sense of identity, according to research published in the BMJ Military Health. (2020-04-03)
PTSD strongly linked with heart disease in female veterans
Female veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were substantially more likely to have ischemic heart disease than those without PTSD in a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
Liver fibrosis tied to specific heart failure, regardless of HIV or hepatitis C status
While there is an association between liver fibrosis and heart failure, the mechanisms for this association are currently unclear but may be of particular importance for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or hepatitis C, both of which are chronic infections that affect the liver and heart. (2020-03-06)
Rates of ADHD diagnosis in veterans are rising, reports VA study in Medical Care
Rates of diagnosed attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in veterans receiving care in the VA health system more than doubled during the past decade, reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care. (2020-02-26)
No benefit found in using broad-spectrum antibiotics as initial pneumonia treatment
Doctors who use drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a first-line defense against pneumonia should probably reconsider this approach, according to a new study of more than 88,000 veterans hospitalized with the disease. (2020-02-26)
Noninvasive, self-adhesive sensor predicted worsening heart failure in veterans
A removable, noninvasive, self-adhesive sensor successfully predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization in veterans several days before hospitalization occurred. (2020-02-25)
Wearable sensor powered by AI predicts worsening heart failure before hospitalization
A new wearable sensor that works in conjunction with artificial intelligence technology could help doctors remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis occurs and could prevent hospitalization, according to a study led by University of Utah Health and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System scientists. (2020-02-25)
Hospital admission & neurological consultations associated with improved TIA care quality
Patients with a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as mini-stroke, are at high risk of more vascular events, including repeated TIAs, stroke and death yet are less likely to be admitted to the hospital for treatment than patients with stroke. (2020-02-24)
New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans
Military service is a risk factor for sleep disorders. Recognizing this, the US Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense issued new guidelines for assessing and treating insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea in military personnel and veterans. (2020-02-17)
Fewer veterans dying or requiring amputations for critically blocked leg arteries
Between 2005 and 2014, there was a significant decline in the number of veterans hospitalized for critically blocked leg arteries. (2020-02-13)
Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness
In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness. (2020-02-13)
VA's 'Healthy Teaching Kitchens' benefit from holistic approach
Over the next decade, older adults will grow to become 20% of the US population. (2020-02-06)
Study: Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain
Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and three universities looked at prescribing data on more than 50,000 VA patients taking opioids and found that increased doses did not improve pain control. (2020-02-05)
Majority of veterans with GWI report moderate/severe fatigue, sleep, and pain symptoms
An online survey of nearly 500 veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) suggests a high burden of disease almost three decades after the conflict. (2020-02-05)
Many with military-related PTSD do poorly in treatment with first-line psychotherapies
A review of recent clinical trials paints a sobering picture of the usefulness of first-line psychotherapies in treating active duty military personnel and veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (2020-02-03)
Newspaper 'hierarchy' of injury glamorises war
British newspapers are routinely glamorising combat by creating a moral separation between combat and non-combat injuries, according to new research published in the journal Media, War and Conflict. (2020-01-29)
Strict adherence to traditional masculinity associated with more severe PTSD in vets
To help service members perform better in the field, military training emphasizes the importance of certain traits associated with traditional masculinity, including suppression of emotion and self-reliance. (2020-01-27)
University of Miami study explores cognitive function in people with mental illness
A study funded by the Veterans Administration and directed by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. (2020-01-21)
Hikikomori: New definition helps identify, treat extreme social isolation
Experts in the Japanese phenomena of hikikomori say the condition of extreme social isolation is more widespread than previously acknowledged, and it deserves a clear and consistent definition to improve treatment across the globe. (2020-01-10)
New possible strategy for treating chronic pain due to burns may help sufferers including veterans
New research shows how second-degree burns cause hard-to-treat chronic pain, and this understanding may be key to treating these complications, common in war veterans This research, published in Physiological Reports, suggests that burns cause changes to neurons in multiple parts of the spinal cord, even far from the injury site, which can contribute to chronic pain and other long-term complications. (2020-01-09)
Study of veterans details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression
A massive genomewide analysis of approximately 200,000 military veterans has identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety, researchers from Yale and colleagues at other institutions report Jan. (2020-01-07)
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