Access to healthcare is often overlooked when are just trying to survive in a war. Data from surgeries conducted by Doctors Without Borders show that women in war-torn countries do not have much access to surgical intervention.
Some 2.3m children have fled Syria, and at least three million children under the age of six have known nothing but war. Toxic stress can disrupt the development of the brain and other organs and increasing the risk of addiction and mental health disorders in adulthood.
Previous studies show that short men are more likely to experience depression after joining the military. However, new findings suggest something different. Researchers found that both short and tall men in the military are more likely to suffer depression than their average-height counterparts.
Combat often leads to anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers. Many soldiers afflicted with these psychological disorders will often resort to alcoholism as a form of self-medication.
WHO confirmed 10 cases of polio in Syria while 12 more are awaiting laboratory test results.
WHO is currently investigating a potential polio outbreak in Syria.
A chilling video has prompted outrage in Syria when a video depicting a rebel eating a soldier’s heart was made public.
Because of the advances in medical technology developed in an effort to keep soldiers alive, Boston’s physicians were prepared to keep victims at the Boston Marathon alive.
Although, witnessing trauma during combat can trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in many men serving in war, current research shows that these men may already be vulnerable to the disorder due to childhood abuse of family history of drug use.
The Journal of Traumatic Stress found that 47 percent Of Veterans who fought in Iraq had had suicidal thoughts before seeking treatment and 3 percent had attempted to kill themselves. Many more have succeeded.
Noise-induced Hearing loss is becoming a growing problem among war veterans, with little more than 12 percent of American troops diagnosed with Tinnitus