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War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

The population of British war veterans suffering from war trauma is set to increase, acco...e conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more and more veterans will return home suffering the effects of war trauma. The condition covers a variety of problems r...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

... cord injury and traumatic brain injury, including veterans of the Iraq war, is in the planning stages at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. It is not yet clear whether movement therapy using a surface-controlled device like the Myomo brace will benefit these patients, said Dr. Irene M. Est...

Presidential Commission Wants Proper Care of Wounded Soldiers at Their Homes

...ast hearing Friday, the Commission admitted todays veterans are more likely than those of previous conflicts t...odays wounds are different and the families of the veterans are different many are older, with homes and spouses to return to more veterans should be allowed ...

Gulf War Veterans Exhibit Memory Impairment

A US government funded study reveals the war veterans who have come back after combat in the gulf are ex...ton, the early results of the study conducted. The veterans could not do simple cognitive ability tests. "Right now, for Gulf War veterans, there is a discoun...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

...end that health care providers who evaluate combat veterans for headaches perform mental health screening in order to ensure that psychiatric disorders are identified and properly treated. All soldiers returning from deployment presently undergo mental health screening. The American Academy of Neurology, a...

One Third of US Troops Suffer from Mental Health Problems

...nald Arthur said more than one-third of troops and veterans currently suffer from problems such as traumatic b...in June, comes amid renewed attention on troop and veterans care following recent disclosures of shoddy outpatient treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,...

Hepatitis C Carries Another Risk-Cancer Of The Immune System

...homas. The study subjects recruited were 150,000 veterans from the Veteran Administration (Vietnam War). Th... and then they matched by age and sex four healthy veterans for each person infected with hepatitis C. Nearly all of the veterans included in the study were mal...

Risk of Lymphoma Increases With Hepatitis C Virus Infection

...chers note that this study was limited to military veterans who used the VA system, so the results may not be ...valence of HCV infection is much higher among U.S. veterans who use the VA medical system (5 percent) than in the general population, where only 1.6 percent car...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...are raised across the US over the way the injured veterans are treated. And now commentators are charging that the army's very training programme is inhuman and that those who manage to come out unscathed at the end of it all should count themselves lucky. What happened at Walter Reed to soldiers injured ...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...essing and rating this condition, and whether some veterans are getting payments that are too low, too high, o...employed. The agency also should ensure that all veterans applying for PTSD compensation receive a thorough, initial evaluation by an experienced clinical pro...

Moves To Improve War Veterans Health Taken

... be available for occupancy by March 2011. Local veterans have complained for nearly two years about the qua...are. Robert Morrel, director of a seven-facility veterans health network based at the Marion, Ill., Veterans Hospital, met in January with about 100 local vet...

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

...ing in Anaheim, Calif. The study looked at 1,653 veterans who had prostate cancer surgery at Department of V...ad more Agent Orange exposure. Researchers found veterans with Agent Orange exposure more likely to be black and younger at the time of surgery to remove thei...

Suicide Among Returning US Soldiers on the Rise

... severe toll on the countrys soldiers. Families of veterans have begun to speak out, complaining that the Pent... face right now is that there's no method to track veterans coming home," said Rieckhoff, who served in Iraq as a platoon leader in the first year of the war. "...

Activists Urge Greater Medical Support for Gulf War Veterans Exposed to Sarin Gas

...r of troops exposed to the gases. Advocates for veterans have argued for more than a decade and a half that...es provide "converging evidence that some gulf war veterans experienced nervous system damage as a result of service, and this is an important development in ex...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

... from battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans are finding it evermore difficult to get mental he...our of therapy time a week to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for free. Barbara Romberg, a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area, has started a grou...

US Veteran Benefit System Needs Overhauling

...disability. The size of monthly payments to U.S. veterans who sustained disabilities during military service...ession now can take months or years and delays the veterans transition to civilian life. They believe that the system should be updated every 10 years.These c...

Abnormality in the Red Blood Count Cell Poses High Risks

...uct their work, looking at medical data of 310,311 veterans aged 65 or older who underwent major non-cardiac surgery. These surgeries, which ranged from total knee replacements to prostate surgeries to hernia repairs, took place between 1997 and 2004 in 132 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers across the United ...

US Army to Recruit More Psychiatrists to Counsel Stressed Out Soldiers

... laid out to improve health care to wounded or ill veterans and their families. It also comes as the Defense D...e between 1917 and 1994. The risk was highest in veterans who could not participate fully in home, work or leisure activities because of a health problem. Vet...

One Third of US Troops Suffer from Mental Health Problems

...nald Arthur said more than one-third of troops and veterans currently suffer from problems such as traumatic b...in June, comes amid renewed attention on troop and veterans care following recent disclosures of shoddy outpatient treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

...end that health care providers who evaluate combat veterans for headaches perform mental health screening in order to ensure that psychiatric disorders are identified and properly treated. All soldiers returning from deployment presently undergo mental health screening.” The American Academy of Neurology, ...

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