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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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From Soldiers to Veterans, Good Health to Bad
7 June 2012 2:06 pm
The U.S. military learned a hard lesson about veterans' health after combat in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991. Sloppy and incomplete medical records made it all but impossible to pin down the cause of Gulf War syndrome, a mysterious set of immune and cognitive ailments that some linked to chemical, vaccine, or pathogen exposure. Congress and veterans' groups criticized the military for not taking claims seriously and even branding some victims as malingerers. Before the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military health officials were determined to avoid these mistakes. They've spent the past decade instituting programs—some more successful than others—to monitor veterans' health and provide better, more timely care.