Latest Gulf War syndrome Stories

2014-05-22 11:31:43

American Thoracic Society Pulmonary function abnormalities may be a precursor to chronic respiratory disease in Iraq/Afghanistan and Gulf War veterans years after their deployment, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Previous studies of Gulf War and Iraq/Afghanistan veterans have found persistent respiratory symptoms decades after their deployment but have not always detected clinically significant pulmonary abnormalities,"...

2014-05-15 23:00:28

AMVETS, a major veteran advocacy voice, was omitted from today's Senate hearing on Veterans' Health Care. Lanham, MD (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 AMVETS (American Veterans) responded today to Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for their omission from today's Veterans' Health Care hearing. AMVETS is one of four members of the Independent Budget and a major voice for the health and welfare of nearly 23 million American veterans. The...

Gulf War Illness Likely Caused By Toxins - RAC Findings
2014-04-29 05:09:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a Congressionally-mandated panel of scientific experts and veterans has found that Gulf War illness is most likely the result of exposure to toxins. The panel added research surrounding treatment of the condition has been advancing at an “encouraging” rate. Gulf War illness was established as a legitimate condition in 2008 by the same Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC) that presented...

2014-03-28 11:31:26

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from "Gulf War illness" have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells. The findings, published in the March 27, 2014 issue of PLOS ONE, could help lead to new treatments benefitting affected individuals – and to new ways of protecting servicepersons (and civilians) from similar problems in the future, said principal...

2014-03-12 11:41:32

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Determining which definition to use in different circumstances should be based on specific needs.  Furthermore, the term "Gulf War illness" should replace...

2013-06-30 23:04:16

Team Sergeant Sullivan Center (SSC), a coalition of marathon runners and their supporters, will raise funds to support healthcare for veterans who have been exposed to toxic chemicals and other environmental hazards during deployments. Athletes may register to run by June 15 and supporters may join the crowd funding team any time until the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27, 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 "Team Sergeant Sullivan Center will help improve the national...

Gulf War Illness Has A Neurological Basis
2013-06-16 05:15:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the twenty years since the Persian Gulf War, symptoms of joint pain, reduced energy and gastrointestinal disorders — collectively known as Gulf War Illness — described by veterans who served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm have baffled medical professionals. Originally thought to be psychologically-based, a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE suggests the symptoms are caused by biological factors....

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