TROOPS RISK EARLY DEMENTIA AND PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS IF THEY SUFFER HEAT STROKE

Troops who suffer heat stroke are at risk from early dementia and psychiatric problems, Army medics have found. Those marching with heavy packs at high temperatures and soldiers on SAS selection courses are most at risk. Up to 20 per cent who suffer heat stroke go on to develop problems with their central nervous system ranging from memory loss to dementia. A report in the British Medical Journ...