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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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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.