Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis use increases risk of premature death

Heavy cannabis use at a young age increases the risk of early death, according to the longest follow-up study to date on cannabis use. The new study, which was done by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, is published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

UK study says violence more likely among vets, troops

Young men who have served in the British military are about three times more likely than civilians to have committed a violent offense, researchers reported Friday in a study that explores the roots of such behavior.

Psychology & Psychiatry

UK military personnel at increased risk of violent offending

Most strikingly, the study found that the proportion of young servicemen (under 30 years old) with a conviction for violent offending was much higher than among men of a similar age in the general population (20.6% vs 6.7%).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does the military make the man or does the man make the military?

"Be all you can be," the Army tells potential recruits. The military promises personal reinvention. But does it deliver? A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Occupational lung diseases in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

A Wednesday morning session will explore the inhalational exposures and respiratory outcomes of military deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Presenters will review current knowledge on complex inhalational exposures, epidemiologic ...

Health

Vets oppose bill that raises health care fees

(AP) -- Health care fees for working-age military retirees would increase slightly under a defense bill unveiled Monday that drew fierce opposition from the 2.1 million-strong Veterans of Foreign Wars.