Navigation Links
Gulf War research panel finds 1 in 4 veterans suffers from illness caused by toxic exposure
Date:11/17/2008

nce Staff (the British equivalent of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs) during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. "They are victims of the war, as much as any one struck by a bullet or shell. Moreover, medical treatments for their conditions are needed to protect current and future military personnel at similar risk."

The Committee evaluated evidence related to a broad spectrum of Gulf War-related exposures. Its review included hundreds of studies of Gulf War veterans, extensive research in other human populations, studies on toxic exposures in animal models, and government investigations related to events and exposures in the Gulf War.

Gulf War illness is typically characterized by a combination of memory and concentration problems, persistent headaches, unexplained fatigue and widespread pain, and may also include chronic digestive problems, respiratory symptoms and skin rashes.

The new report says that scientific evidence "leaves no question that Gulf War illness is a real condition," and it cites dozens of research studies that have identified "objective biological measures" that distinguish veterans with the illness from healthy controls. Those measures relate to structure and functioning of the brain, functioning of the autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrine and immune alterations, and variability in enzymes that protect the body from neurotoxic chemicals.

The panel cited two Gulf War exposures consistently found to be causally associated with Gulf War illness: (1) the drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB), given to troops to protect against nerve gas, and (2) pesticides that were widely used, and often overused, during the Gulf War.

The Committee found that an association between Gulf War illness and several other exposures could not be ruled out. These included low-level exposures to nerve agents, extended exposure to smoke from oil well fires, receipt of large numbers of vaccines, and combinations of neurotoxic exposures. '/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Chedekel
chedekel@bu.edu
617-414-1401
Boston University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. UIC joins international research effort to study autism
2. Researchers identify toehold for HIVs assault on brain
3. Researchers Tackle CLL, Diabetes and Trauma-Hemorrhage
4. Alzheimer's Disease Cutting Edge Research Announced on Natural Health News Report Website
5. Research Finds The Brazilian Acai Absorbs Much Better Than Any Other Fruit
6. Research-based program found to enhance impact of Head Start on school readiness
7. RadioShack Partners With St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) on the 5th Anniversary of the Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign
8. Cancer researcher receives $3.8 million award from US Department of Defense
9. Researchers Use New Method to Control Bleeding in Hemophilia
10. Research demonstrates differing genetic makeup of lung cancer in African-American patients
11. New Research Shows Dental Implants Require Significantly More Follow-Up Treatment Than Root Canals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... Mediaplanet has joined forces with Raw ... the importance of proper sun protection. The print component ... a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated ... nationally, through a vast social media strategy, and across ... To explore the digital version of the campaign, ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 OncLive proudly announces the ... medical pioneers recognized by a panel of eminent oncologists ... cancer treatment. Honorees will be introduced and celebrated TONIGHT ... Ceremony, held 8:30-11:00 p.m. CDT at The Chicago Illuminating ... are being recognized for groundbreaking accomplishments, in fields including ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 The report “Muscle Spasm ... on the therapeutic development for Muscle Spasm. Spasms ... the body, leading to many different symptoms and ... new targets and MOAs to produce first-in-class and ... review of Axillary Hyperhidrosis with 19 market data ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 Dr. Rodger Murphree, ... Fatigue Syndrome is now offering free weekly call ... about natural ways to reduce symptoms associated with ... sleep, and brain fog. , To find ... Beating Fibromyalgia call in teleconferences simply go to ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Healthpointe clinics throughout Southern California are now ... their licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Levon Margolin. Despite ... an extensive array of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral ... time after a traumatic ordeal involving the brain. Traumatic ... jolt to the head that impedes the normal function ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 2Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 3Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 4Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Healthpointe’s Los Angeles County Clinics Are Now Offering Treatment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries 2
... World,s Largest AIDS Fundraising Event Attracts 45,000 Participants and ... Raises Record Sum., Results Defy Economic Downturn and Remind Policy ... ... Walk,New York, on Sunday May 18, was the largest and most successful AIDS Walk,ever held, ...
... avoids incisions, shortens recoveries , , SUNDAY, May 18 ... lead to painless and scar-free surgery with recovery ... surgery, U.S. studies suggest. , Called natural ... inserted through a natural body opening, rather than ...
... ERs sicker than women, more likely to die within a ... into emergency departments with pneumonia are likely to be sicker ... risk of dying within a year, despite receiving more aggressive ... on research from the University of Pittsburgh, were scheduled to ...
... May 18, 2008 Researchers at Washington University School ... type of immune response that is activated in patients ... Their discovery could dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment of ... first part of the molecular code that links a ...
... One ... Family, Disease Hard to ... Work; No Studies on Long-Term Effects in Children, NEW YORK, May 18 ... Up Bipolar" (on newsstands,Monday, May 19), childhood bipolar disorder is hard to pin ...
... ATS 2008, TORONTOWomen who are stressed during pregnancy may ... the form of increased sensitivity to allergen exposure and ... Medical School who will present their findings at the ... Sunday, May 18. , While predisposition to asthma ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AIDS Walk New York Raises $7.05 Million 2Health News:New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures 2Health News:New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures 3Health News:Study Finds Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia 2Health News:Personalized therapy for asthma and COPD could soon be here 2Health News:Personalized therapy for asthma and COPD could soon be here 3Health News:Personalized therapy for asthma and COPD could soon be here 4Health News:NEWSWEEK Cover: Growing Up Bipolar 2Health News:NEWSWEEK Cover: Growing Up Bipolar 3Health News:Mother's prenatal stress predisposes their babies to asthma and allergy 2
(Date:5/29/2015)...  World-renowned prostate surgeon and New York Urologist, Dr. ... MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy for detecting aggressive prostate ... at Lenox Hill Hospital is the only center using ... New York City . We,ve seen tremendous improvement in ... use of an MRI makes for a much more accurate ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... and HOUSTON , May 28, ... (TSX-V: EPI) today reported financial results for the second quarter ... unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and in ... Summary Results ESSA recorded a net loss ... months ended March 31, 2015 (Q2-2015), compared to a net ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... N.Y. , May 28, 2015 ... the world,s largest provider of health care products ... medical practitioners, today reminded its customers that the ... dentists, physicians and veterinarians who experience operational, logistical ... disastrous storms in the South Central region of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy Better Able to Detect Aggressive Prostate Cancer, New Study Says 2Essa Pharma Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Essa Pharma Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Essa Pharma Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Essa Pharma Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Is Open To Support Customers Affected By Storms In South Central, U.S. 2Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Is Open To Support Customers Affected By Storms In South Central, U.S. 3
... NicOx S.A.,(Euronext Paris: COX) today announced it ... (OA) patients with controlled hypertension,in two clinical ... line with,previously announced timelines. These trials are ... naproxcinod, in comparison to ibuprofen and,naproxen, using ...
... Ari Kiev, M.D., president of SPRI,Clinical Trials, will be ... The Trout Group Investor Seminar -- Management,s Guide to,Wall ... 30, at Midtown,Loft & Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue in ... at private and small and mid-cap life science companies ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NicOx Completes Enrollment of Two Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement (ABPM) Studies for Naproxcinod in Hypertensive OA Patients 2NicOx Completes Enrollment of Two Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement (ABPM) Studies for Naproxcinod in Hypertensive OA Patients 3
... a robust and durable drainage system. Preplaced ... globe. Pressure Ridge Molteno Implants have a ... tissue, acts as a Pressure sensitive biological ... implants allows the surgeon to choose the ...
... a low implant profile, 0.84mm, for better ... insertion is technically simpler and allows a ... installed with less trauma than multiple quadrant ... implant were designed to minimize bleb height ...
1-Meter Roll-Up Tangent Screen....
... accurate detections of any ... as glaucoma in the ... performed. Smooth operation of ... High accuracy of static ...
Medicine Products: