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2013-10-16 11:33:08

A scientific study calculating Iraqi deaths for almost the complete period of the US-led war and subsequent occupation published in PLOS Medicine this week reports that close to half a million Iraqi deaths are directly or indirectly attributable to the conflict. A team of researchers from Iraq and the US led by Amy Hagopian, of the University of Washington, conducted a survey in 2000 households across Iraq and used the data to estimate death rates for the two year-period before the war began...

2012-05-21 23:01:53

Going into its Fifth Year, the Organization Sustains its Energy and Sense of Purpose with Four Notable Additions to its Board New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 From its new Manhattan headquarters, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of directors. In a year that has seen the foundation thrive, these incoming leaders signal a period of even greater activity to fulfill the organization´s mission of helping wounded warriors...

Civil War Took Bigger Toll Than Previously Estimated
2011-09-22 03:34:17

  The Civil War – already considered the deadliest conflict in American history – in fact took a toll far more severe than previously estimated. That's what a new analysis of census data by Binghamton University historian J. David Hacker reveals. Hacker says the war's dead numbered about 750,000, an estimate that's 20 percent higher than the commonly cited figure of 620,000. His findings will be published in December in the journal Civil War History. "The traditional...

2011-02-16 12:20:01

A paper published in this week's issue of PLoS Medicine provides the most detailed assessment thus far of civilian deaths in the course of the recent Iraq war. Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks from King's College London, UK and colleagues analyzed data from Iraq Body Count (IBC), a nongovernmental project that collates media reports of deaths of individual Iraqi civilians and cross-checks these reports with data from hospitals, morgues, nongovernmental organizations, and official figures. The authors...

2010-11-03 14:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bob Woodruff Foundation is pleased to announce that The Paul E. Singer Foundation will serve as title sponsor of its 4th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event in New York City on Wednesday, November 3 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Part of the Bob Woodruff Foundation's nationally recognized public education movement, Stand Up for Heroes brings together leaders from business, entertainment and philanthropy to raise funds to help injured service...

2010-01-22 13:52:47

Musculoskeletal problems take more out of active duty, and psychiatric illness is on the rise. The most common reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years have been fractures, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, not combat injuries, according to results of a Johns Hopkins study published January 22 in The Lancet. "Most people think that in a war, getting shot is the leading cause of medical...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

Brother of ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff Details Struggles of Veterans Returning From Deployment With Hidden Injuries, Asks Committees, "Are We Doing All That We Can?" SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation and brother of ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured by a roadside bomb while reporting from Iraq, testified today before California's State Senate Health Committee. In a moving tribute to the...

2009-03-31 09:57:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation initiative, has awarded its second $100,000 grant to the Jericho Project for use in helping veterans from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who sustained Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress. The Jericho Project, a nonprofit leader in ending homelessness at its roots, is building two Veterans Residences in the Bronx, New York, to deliver permanent supportive housing and comprehensive counseling services to...

2007-06-19 15:00:11

Is war good for health? In the face of the Iraq war casualties, the question seems ludicrous. Yet conventional wisdom has long assumed that war advances medicine. The summer issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores this question in a special report on war's impact on medicine and health. The report's lead story maintains that war has helped medicine in at least a few instances, for example, hastening the mass-production of antibiotics and spurring improvements in emergency...

2006-08-03 22:24:23

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier has left a Maryland rehabilitation facility, two months after she was critically wounded in a Baghdad car bombing that killed two of her colleagues. Dozier has made a remarkable recovery since the May 29 attack on the military convoy with which the CBS News crew had been traveling on a Memorial Day story. Both cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, along with U.S. Army Capt. James...