Pediatrics

Stop recruiting children, UK Armed Forces urged

One in four UK army recruits is under the age of 18, but there is no justification for this state policy, which is harmful to teen health and should be stopped, argue experts in an editorial in the online journal BMJ Paediatrics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Increase in probable PTSD among British military veterans

New research from King's College London suggests the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in the rate of probable Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among members of the UK Armed Forces.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study highlights scale of health support needed by military veterans

Almost one in 11 UK military veterans who served in the regular Armed Forces between 1991 and 2014 will need significant physical or mental health support now or in the years to come, according to a new report by King's College ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Canada to digitally track mental health of troops

The Canadian military will soon start digitally tracking the mental health of its personnel with new software, the defense ministry said Friday, following a string of suicides this year.

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