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  • First Physical Evidence of Gulf War Illness Discovered in Veterans' Brains

    03/20/2013 10:36:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers for the first time have discovered that veterans who suffer from “Gulf War Illness” have physical changes in their brains that may account for pain from actions as simple as putting on a shirt. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of axons, also known as nerve fibers, that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The Georgetown findings, published online today in PLOS ONE, could provide insight into the mysterious medical symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans,...
  • The Gulf War Syndrome ‘Mystery’ (Looking for causes everywhere except the right place)

    04/26/2010 6:48:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2010 | Michael Fumento
    Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) is back in the news, thanks to a new study released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and so is the persistent effort to label it a “mystery.” See, for example, the story by a HealthDay reporter headlined “Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, but Causes Unclear: Report.” Says the article, “its causes, treatment, and potential cure remain unknown.” A definite mystery, right? Well, no. There are two “causes” of GWS — the second of which is actually quite interesting, but not mysterious. The first explanation is a normal background rate of disease. That is, among the...
  • Scientists offer compelling images of Gulf War illness - Depicting brain damage, scans...

    04/09/2010 1:43:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 703+ views
    Science News ^ | March 9th, 2010 | Janet Raloff
    Depicting brain damage, scans distinguish between a trio of syndromes, researchers say SALT LAKE CITY Nearly two decades after vets began returning from the Middle East complaining of Gulf War Syndrome, the federal government has yet to formally accept that their vague jumble of symptoms constitutes a legitimate illness. Here, at the Society of Toxicology annual meeting, yesterday, researchers rolled out a host of brain images – various types of magnetic-resonance scans and brain-wave measurements – that they say graphically and unambiguously depict Gulf War Syndrome. Or syndromes. Because Robert Haley of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in...
  • Federal Report Recognizes Gulf War Illness, Causes

    12/16/2008 2:02:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 679+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 1 December 2008 | MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER
    It's been a long time coming for veterans whose health complaints have been met with skepticism, but a federal panel has determined that Gulf War syndrome is not only real, it is tied to two causes: exposure to pyridostigmine bromide and certain pesticides during the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War. Members of the federal Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses that wrote a 450+ page report also called for research efforts to shift away from establishing the existence of a Gulf War syndrome to focus on treatment and diagnostic tests. “There's no way to say that [Gulf War illness]...
  • Deep brain mapping to isolate evidence of Gulf War syndrome

    11/19/2008 10:56:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 272+ views
    Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas are pioneering the use of spatial statistical modeling to analyze brain scan data from Persian Gulf War veterans, aiming to pinpoint specific areas of the their brains affected by Gulf War Syndrome. Richard Gunst, Wayne Woodward and William Schucany, professors in SMU's Statistical Science Department, are collaborating with imaging specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center to compare brain scans of people suffering from the syndrome with those of a healthy control group. The SMU team is working with renowned UTSW epidemiologist Dr. Robert Haley, one of the foremost experts on the syndrome. A...
  • Federal Study Declares "Gulf War Syndrome" to be Genuine Illness - Video 11/17/08

    11/18/2008 7:38:09 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 18, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on a just released Federal Study confirming that "Gulf War Syndrome" is real, as thousands of veterans have been saying for years. This study is vindication for Veteran's Groups that have trying to get the Federal Government to recognize the reality of the illness that affects nearly 1 out of 4 veterans who served in the Gulf War. . . . (Watch Video)
  • "Gulf War Syndrome" is real, report finds

    11/17/2008 1:19:19 PM PST · by Scythian · 109 replies · 4,772+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A report released Monday concluded that "Gulf War Syndrome" is a legitimate condition suffered by more than 175,000 U.S. war veterans who were exposed to chemical toxins in the 1991 Gulf War.
  • No Gulf War Syndrome Found

    03/13/2008 8:19:10 PM PDT · by count-your-change · 22 replies · 578+ views
    Neurology online ^ | May2004 | Multiipleauthors
    "Conclusion: Neither veterans deployed during the Gulf War nor their spouses had a higher prevalence of DSP compared to NDV and spouses."
  • Funding Continues for Illness Scientists Dismiss (Gulf War Syndrome)

    12/03/2006 1:51:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 341+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2006 | David Brown
    Fifteen years after the end of the 1991 war with Iraq, a Texas researcher is in line to get as much as $75 million in federal funding to press his studies of "Gulf War syndrome," even though most other scientists long ago discounted his theories. Epidemiologist Robert W. Haley has been trying for 10 years to prove that thousands of Persian Gulf War troops were poisoned by a combination of nerve gas, pesticides, insect repellents and a nerve-gas antidote. With the help of $16 million in past funding obtained by his backers in Congress and the Pentagon, Haley has argued...
  • The Gulf War Syndrome Research "Allocation to Nowhere"

    06/04/2006 12:28:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 561+ views ^ | May 25, 2006 | Michael Fumento
    Perhaps you’ve heard of the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young efforts to allocate $315 million in federal funds to connect one tiny island in his state with an even tinier island of only 50 people. Well, he’s now been joined by Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. She has allotted a massive $75 million from taxpayers into the Veteran’s Administration (VA) budget, with the dictate that every cent go to a Texas advocacy scientist and his institution to study a non-existent illness. The alleged illness is Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), and the beneficiary of Hutchinson’s taxpayer-funded...
  • Gulf War Illness or Syndrome or any other illnesses during or after overseas deployment (Vanity)

    03/12/2006 4:00:30 PM PST · by soldierathome · 5 replies · 255+ views
    I'm looking for information about Gulf War Illness, Gulf War Syndrome or reactions to any vaccines given while in the military or while in the Gulf area. Any articles, personal stories, anything that help me or lead me in a direction to help treat or solve mysterious illnesses I've had since I deployed to the Middle East. I AM NOT A TROLL!!! Just desperately seeking information to help me regain joint and muscle function. If you have any information that you think might help, please let me know!!!
  • Soldiers Face Debilitating Diseases

    02/11/2006 4:02:49 PM PST · by Dazedcat · 29 replies · 1,142+ views
    NBC 30 ^ | 02/08/06 | NBC 30
    "I have good days, I have bad days," said M. Sterry, of New Haven. "There were eight of us that served together. Six of my friends are dead."
  • Gulf War Syndrome (page with medical info from CDC studies)

    02/08/2006 1:04:54 PM PST · by topher · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Overview The Center For Disease Control 1999 Gulf War Syndrome Research Summary Report (click here to view and scroll to pdf page 10, or click here to for more details), states that animals fed the same drugs that were given to their 1992 Gulf War Personnel developed health problems that were significantly worse statistically than the sum of the incidence of symptoms when each pill was taken individually. The military personnel were given many pesticides, anti-viral, anti-chemical warfare, anti-biological warfare, and anti-parasite agents. These drugs were originally approved in studies that showed them to be safe when taken individually. In...
  • VA announces Dallas Center for Gulf War Illnesses

    12/22/2005 6:09:01 AM PST · by Racehorse · 8 replies · 290+ views
    Air Force Retiree News via email | 21 December 2005
    A recent funding increase has resulted in the establishment of research treatment centers and a pilot program that partners VA with a prominent Texas medical center in studying such illnesses. The funding increase for Gulf War illness research, the new research treatment centers and the creation of the pilot program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas were measures incorporated into the 2006 VA budget by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). The budget was recently approved by Congress and signed by President Bush. "VA is committed to further investigating the unique health care needs of Gulf War veterans,...
  • Former CIA officers appeal to current analysts to make public any anti-war information

    03/14/2003 11:45:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 39 replies · 817+ views
    AP | 3/14/03 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small group composed mostly of retired CIA officers is appealing to colleagues still inside to go public with any evidence the Bush administration is slanting intelligence to support its case for war with Iraq. Members of the group contend the Bush administration has released information on Iraq that meets only its ends -- while ignoring or withholding contrary reporting. They also say the administration's public evidence about the immediacy of Iraq's threat to the United States and its alleged ties to al-Qaida is unconvincing, and accuse policy-makers of pushing out some information that does not meet...
  • US in U-turn over Gulf war syndrome: GOVT ADMITS IT IS REAL

    11/04/2004 5:13:16 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 5 replies · 1,663+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 19:00 03 November 04 | Debora MacKenzie
    US in U-turn over Gulf war syndrome 19:00 03 November 04 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues. Terence Walker is one of the lucky ones. On 19 January 1991 he was with 6000 British troops at Al Jubayl in Saudi Arabia, as the first Gulf war was beginning. At around 3am there were loud bangs and flashes, and troops scrambled into gas masks as chemical detector alarms sounded. Some detectors in the area registered the nerve gas sarin, but the UK’s Ministry of Defence later said that these alerts were false alarms. Since Walker...
  • Gulf war syndrome: the legal case collapses

    02/05/2004 7:13:08 AM PST · by ZGuy · 1 replies · 73+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | February 5, 2004 | Clare Dyer
    An eight-year, multimillion pound legal battle by more than 2,000 veterans for compensation for Gulf war syndrome has collapsed because there is not enough scientific evidence to prove their case in court.The Legal Services Commission (LSC), which is estimated to have spent around £4m on the case, is expected to withdraw legal aid this month after being told by the veterans' lawyers that the action has no real chance of success. Taking the case to trial in the high court could cost a further £4m in legal aid. The legal team - headed by Stephen Irwin QC, the chairman of...

    01/11/2004 5:09:34 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 592+ views ^ | January 12, 2004
    A British military doctor is backing claims that the cocktail of vaccines given to soldiers prior to the 1991 war in Iraq caused Gulf War Syndrome. Lieutenant Colonel Graham Howe has become the first expert to directly link the inoculations to severe health problems suffered by vaccinated troops. For 13 years Britain’s Ministry of Defence as vigorously denied that vaccines could be blamed for the diseases. Independent research has also failed to find conclusive proof of a common link between the vaccines and a Gulf War-related syndrome, a debilitating condition. Lt Howe, clinical director of psychiatry with the British...
  • Judge Halts Forced Military Anthrax Shots

    12/22/2003 11:30:42 AM PST · by TexKat · 91 replies · 509+ views
    Associated Press ^ | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon must stop forcing servicemen and women to take the anthrax vaccination against their will, unless President Bush signs a special order, a judge ruled Monday. Millions of shots have been given and hundreds of service members have been punished for refusing them since the mandatory vaccinations started in 1998. The judge ruled that the anthrax vaccinations fell under a 1998 law prohibiting the use of certain experimental drugs unless people being given the drug consent or the president waives the consent requirement. Congress passed the law following fears that the use of such drugs may have...
  • Military Vaccine Woes Mount

    10/16/2003 9:58:17 AM PDT · by archy · 11 replies · 208+ views
    CBS-TV News ^ | Oct. 10, 2003 | CBS-TV News
    Military Vaccine Woes Mount HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2003 (Photo: CBS/AP) "It's harder to live with these illnesses than if I was shot in combat." Former Navy Nurse Julia Dyckman Dr. Nass' letter to JAMA criticizing military study JAMA's rejection letter to Dr. Nass">Army immunologist letter admitting problems in care for a soldier -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Military Vaccine Woes MountMore Smallpox Vaccine ConcernsQuestions Mount Over Anthrax Shots -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LinksNational Gulf War Resource Center (CBS) Dennis Drew was prepared to fight the enemy in Iraq, but never got the chance. After his military vaccinations, his immune system completely unraveled. "Severe pneumonia and myocarditis,...