Gulf War: United Nations' action to intervene in conflict between the nation of Kuwait and occupying Iraqi forces, occurring from 1990 through 1991.War: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.Persian Gulf Syndrome: Unexplained symptoms reported by veterans of the Persian Gulf War with Iraq in 1991. The symptoms reported include fatigue, skin rash, muscle and joint pain, headaches, loss of memory, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms, and extreme sensitivity to commonly occurring chemicals. (Nature 1994 May 5;369(6475):8)Gulf of Mexico: A body of water located at the southeastern corner of North America. It is bordered by the states to the north of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas; by five Mexican states to the west: Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan; and by Cuba to the southeast.Military Personnel: Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.IraqMiddle East: The region of southwest Asia and northeastern Africa usually considered as extending from Libya on the west to Afghanistan on the east. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)KuwaitMilitary Medicine: The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.Combat Disorders: Neurotic reactions to unusual, severe, or overwhelming military stress.Bosnia-Herzegovina: A country of eastern Europe, formerly the province of Bosnia in Yugoslavia, uniting with the province of Herzegovina to form the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1946. It was created 7 April 1992 as a result of the division of Yugoslavia and recognized by the United States as an independent state. Bosnia takes is name from the river Bosna, in turn from the Indoeuropean root bhog, "current"; Herzegovina is from the Serbian herceg (duke) + -ov (the possessive) + -ina (country or territory).Veterans Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of VETERANS.Veterans Disability Claims: Disorders claimed as a result of military service.Veterans: Former members of the armed services.War Crimes: Criminal acts committed during, or in connection with, war, e.g., maltreatment of prisoners, willful killing of civilians, etc.Biological Warfare: Warfare involving the use of living organisms or their products as disease etiologic agents against people, animals, or plants.Uranium: Uranium. A radioactive element of the actinide series of metals. It has an atomic symbol U, atomic number 92, and atomic weight 238.03. U-235 is used as the fissionable fuel in nuclear weapons and as fuel in nuclear power reactors.American Civil War: 1861-1865 conflict between the Union (Northern states) and the 11 Southern states that seceded and were organized as the Confederate States of America.Iraq War, 2003-2011: An armed intervention involving multi-national forces in the country of IRAQ.Digestive System Abnormalities: Congenital structural abnormalities of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.Musculoskeletal Abnormalities: Congenital structural abnormalities and deformities of the musculoskeletal system.Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic: A syndrome characterized by persistent or recurrent fatigue, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbances, and subjective cognitive impairment of 6 months duration or longer. Symptoms are not caused by ongoing exertion; are not relieved by rest; and result in a substantial reduction of previous levels of occupational, educational, social, or personal activities. Minor alterations of immune, neuroendocrine, and autonomic function may be associated with this syndrome. There is also considerable overlap between this condition and FIBROMYALGIA. (From Semin Neurol 1998;18(2):237-42; Ann Intern Med 1994 Dec 15;121(12): 953-9)Chemical Warfare Agents: Chemicals that are used to cause the disturbance, disease, or death of humans during WARFARE.Korean War: An armed conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. The parties included United Nations forces from 15 member nations under United States command against military from North Korea and the Peoples Republic of China.Congenital Abnormalities: Malformations of organs or body parts during development in utero.Pyridostigmine Bromide: A cholinesterase inhibitor with a slightly longer duration of action than NEOSTIGMINE. It is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and to reverse the actions of muscle relaxants.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Petroleum Pollution: Release of oil into the environment usually due to human activity.United StatesChemical Warfare: Tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, or asphyxiating gases.Mycoplasma fermentans: A species of the genus MYCOPLASMA, originally isolated infrequently from the lower genital tract of humans, and possessing uncertain pathogenicity. The incognitus strain of M. fermentans has been identified in necrotizing lesions of multiple organs from AIDS and non-AIDS patients dying of an acute influenza-like disease.Sarin: An organophosphorus ester compound that produces potent and irreversible inhibition of cholinesterase. It is toxic to the nervous system and is a chemical warfare agent.Communications Media: The means of interchanging or transmitting and receiving information. Historically the media were written: books, journals, newspapers, and other publications; in the modern age the media include, in addition, radio, television, computers, and information networks.Petroleum: Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.Great BritainAustralia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Copyright: It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)Political Systems: The units based on political theory and chosen by countries under which their governmental power is organized and administered to their citizens.Democracy: A system of government in which there is free and equal participation by the people in the political decision-making process.Anthrax Vaccines: Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent ANTHRAX.Machiavellianism: A personality dimension characterized by the manipulation of others.Anthrax: An acute infection caused by the spore-forming bacteria BACILLUS ANTHRACIS. It commonly affects hoofed animals such as sheep and goats. Infection in humans often involves the skin (cutaneous anthrax), the lungs (inhalation anthrax), or the gastrointestinal tract. Anthrax is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.Refugees: Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)Single Parent: A natural, adoptive, or substitute parent of a dependent child, who lives with only one parent. The single parent may live with or visit the child. The concept includes the never-married, as well as the divorced and widowed.Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: A behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. (From DSM-V)Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Methylphenidate: A central nervous system stimulant used most commonly in the treatment of ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER in children and for NARCOLEPSY. Its mechanisms appear to be similar to those of DEXTROAMPHETAMINE. The d-isomer of this drug is referred to as DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE.Learning Disorders: Conditions characterized by a significant discrepancy between an individual's perceived level of intellect and their ability to acquire new language and other cognitive skills. These disorders may result from organic or psychological conditions. Relatively common subtypes include DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, and DYSGRAPHIA.Adolescent Medicine: A branch of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases occurring during the period of ADOLESCENCE.Governing Board: The group in which legal authority is vested for the control of health-related institutions and organizations.Central Nervous System Stimulants: A loosely defined group of drugs that tend to increase behavioral alertness, agitation, or excitation. They work by a variety of mechanisms, but usually not by direct excitation of neurons. The many drugs that have such actions as side effects to their main therapeutic use are not included here.
Gulf War syndrome and controversy[edit]. After the Gulf War of 1990-1991, a number of war veterans suffered from similar ... He was appointed Chairman of the Medical-Scientific Panel for the Persian Gulf War Veterans Conference.[2] On suspicion of the ... During the outbreak of the Gulf War syndrome, he was the leading authority on the study of the cause, treatment and prevention ... Nicolson, GL; Nicolson, NL (1997). "The eight myths of Operation 'Desert Storm' and Gulf War syndrome". Medicine, Conflict, and ...
Main article: Gulf War syndrome. Since 1991, the year the Gulf War ended, veterans and their families voiced concern about ... U.S. Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (2004) "Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans ... Gulf War combat veterans and 15,000 control veterans found that the Gulf War veterans were 1.8 (fathers) to 2.8 (mothers) times ... The US and NATO militaries used DU penetrator rounds in the 1991 Gulf War, the Bosnia war,[13] bombing of Serbia, the 2003 ...
Gulf War syndrome. Veterans of the Gulf War attributed to Gulf War syndrome are similar to those reported for MCS, including ... non-Gulf War veterans, and non-deployed reservists enlisted both during Gulf War era and outside the Gulf War era concluded the ... "Systematic review of multi-symptom conditions in Gulf War veterans." Multi-symptom illnesses, unexplained illness, and Gulf War ... The odds of reporting MCS or chronic multiple-symptom illness was 3.5 times greater for Gulf War veterans than non-Gulf ...
Korean War. Vietnam War. Persian Gulf War. Global War on Terrorism *War in Afghanistan ... Some units within the division began training for redeployment to the Pacific Theatre of War but the war ended before they were ... The unit was accused of committing multiple war crimes.[43] Investigators concluded that many of the war crimes indeed took ... World War II. World War II. US, 18, 3, 36-44, Sept. 2003. ISSN 0898-4204. ...
Gulf War[edit]. Canada was one of the first nations to agree to condemn Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and promptly agreed to ... When the UN authorized full use of force in the 1991 Gulf War, Canada sent 3 warships, 2 CF18 squadrons and field hospital with ... Canada suffered no casualties during the conflict, but since its end, many veterans have complained of suffering from Gulf War ... This was the first time since the Korean War that its forces had participated in combat operations. ...
Gulf War and beyond[edit]. During the Gulf War in 1991, the Aeromedical and Movements Squadrons were mobilised and performed ... The onset of the Cold War with the Communist Bloc leading to the Berlin Air Lift and ultimately the outbreak of the Korean War ... In common with the AAF, the women's force became less 'auxiliary' as the war went on; but on the outbreak of war, the WAAF ... Twenty of the pre-war squadrons were reformed postwar as fighter units. Events after the Second World War heralded a time of ...
Gulf War[edit]. In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait.[70] The invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces led to the 1990-91 Gulf War. Egypt, ... Civil war in Yemen[edit]. The North Yemen Civil War was fought in North Yemen between royalists of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of ... After putting down a rebellion by the Arab tribes (known as the Ridda wars, or "Wars of Apostasy"), Abu Bakr attacked the ... Egypt's commitment to the war is considered to have been detrimental to its performance in the Six-Day War of June 1967, after ...
Samuel E. Ebbessen[8] (a former deputy of General Schwarzkopf during the Persian Gulf War who went on to direct hurricane ... The 6th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the United States Army active in World War I, World War II, and the last ... a b c d Army Battle Casualties and Nonbattle Deaths in World War II, Final Report (Statistical and Accounting Branch Office of ... World War II combat chronicle[edit]. The division moved to Hawaii in July and August 1943 to assume defensive positions on Oahu ...
See also: Gulf War. 18 January 1991. A USMC AV-8B is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery.. 22 January 1991. A USMC pilot was ... A USMC AV-8B is shot down on the final day of the Persian Gulf War by anti-aircraft artillery, pilot (Woody) is killed.. 11 ... Grove, Eric J (1987). Vanguard to Trident; British Naval Policy since World War II. The Bodley Head. ISBN 0-370-31021-7.. ... AV-8B+(R) Harrier 165391 of HMM-263 crashes off USS Nassau in the Persian gulf during the 2003 invasion of Iraq; the pilot was ...
1991) Gulf War. *(1992) Classic Aircraft. *(1992) Art in Flight: The Sculpture of John Safer ... Classics: U.S. Aircraft of World War II. Charlottesville, Va: Howell Press, 1987. ISBN 096168786X ... 2003) The Yom Kippur War: And the Airlift Strike That Saved Israel ... "America's World War I Flying Spy" engaged in air-to-air combat.[2] He decided at this young age that he would become a pilot ...
Kitchener, Amy (1991). Explosive Jokes: A collection of Persian Gulf War Humor. Unpublished Manuscript.. ... Dundes, Alan; Pagter, Carl R. (1991). "The mobile SCUD Missile Launcher and other Persian Gulf Warlore: An American Folk Image ...
Gulf War of 1991. Egypt was a member of the allied coalition during the 1991 Gulf War; Egyptian infantry were some of the first ... After the war, his reward was that America, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, and Europe forgave Egypt around $20 billion of ... He also said the war would cause "100 Bin Ladens."[43] However, as President he did not support an immediate US withdrawal from ... Until Libya's suspension from the Arab League at the beginning of the Libyan Civil War, Egypt was the only state in the history ...
Kuwait wells in the first Gulf WarEdit. The Kuwaiti oil fires were not just limited to burning oil wells, one of which is seen ... Hosny Khordagu; Dhari Al-Ajmi (July 1993). "Environmental impact of the Gulf War: An integrated preliminary assessment". ... The Cold and the Dark: The World after Nuclear War: A book co-authored by Carl Sagan in 1984 which followed his co-authoring of ... In the 1966 RAND corporation memorandum The Effects of Nuclear War on the Weather and Climate by E. S. Batten, while primarily ...
During the 1991 Gulf War, the Headquarters 166th Tactical Airlift Group, 166th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and ... "Gulf War". 2011. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012. "Maj. Pat ... "Korean War". 2011. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012. "Vietnam War ... In the Vietnam War, the Delaware Air National Guard began a regular schedule of cargo flights to Vietnam in late 1965 and ...
1990-1991), The Gulf War, otherwise known as 'Operation Desert Storm' In 1942, the United States dropped bombs on both Vietnam ... the First Defense made a statement that carried over the same attitude as Reagan's administration had during the Gulf War. If ... During the Cold War, the risks associated with using escalation were much broader and more diverse, due to the intensity of the ... Not having an idea of where or what to attack, escalation is a difficult concept to grasp in the heat of war. One wrong move, ...
The most recent war in which Argentine naval infantry took part was the Gulf War of 1990. Today Argentine naval infantry are ... Argentine confederation Cisplatine War. (1820s) Uruguayan Civil War (1842), against the forces under the control of Giuseppe ... Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata (1845) Paraguayan War (War of the Triple Alliance) (1845) Argentine Republic 1963 ... Gulf War. (1990) UN Peacekeeper, observers/peace missions in Cyprus, Western Sahara, the Balkans, and Haiti. IMARA routinely ...
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The first Gulf war was looming. I remember my father saying: 'The kids need to get out of here,'" Darzi recalled in 2015.[20] ... "Instead of waging war on the medics, as his Blairite predecessors had done, Darzi invited them to take a hand in designing ...
Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, planning to increase reserves and revenues and cancel the debt, resulting in the first Gulf War. ... Thornton, Ted (2007-01-12). "The Gulf Wars: Iraq Occupies Kuwait". Northfield Mount Hermon School. Archived from the original ... Even Saudi Arabian economic power was significantly weakened.[citation needed] Iraq had fought a long and costly war against ... and the Gulf of Mexico, and the Soviet Union became the world's largest producer of oil. Smaller non-OPEC producers including ...
He said that the First Gulf War presented the ideal opportunity for Southern Baptists to "reassess and reject" the just war ... "Gulf Wars Tweak Southern Baptist Thinking.", April 2, 2003. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007 ... These included civil rights, gender equity, Vietnam, the First Gulf War, ecumenism and aging. He also argued for the Bible's ... doctrine and embrace pacifism as the appropriate Christian response to all wars. He opposed Reformed points of doctrine such as ...
Strategy in the Gulf War". International Security. The MIT Press. 16 (2): 5-41. doi:10.2307/2539059. JSTOR 2539059. "Gulf War ... the untold story of the Persian Gulf War. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-71083-9. OCLC 28378277. Dewer, Michael (1992). War in ... The Gulf War's first ground engagement was near observation post 4, built on the Al-Zabr police building. Elements of the Iraqi ... The Battle of Khafji was the first major ground engagement of the Gulf War. It took place in and around the Saudi Arabian city ...
During the Gulf War he commanded his regiment which, "with breathtaking speed", (as vanguard of the British attack) hooked ... He led his regiment, the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, during the Gulf War and later became Commandant of Sandhurst. He ... Harry's SAS guru for hire Daily Mail, 30 January 2006 McManners, Hugh (2011). Gulf War One. Ebury Press. p. 86. ISBN ...
"Gulf War 1990". Retrieved 2015-11-11. Jayhawk! The VII Corps in the Persian Gulf War by Bourque P.146 Jayhawk! The ... The VII Corps in the Persian Gulf War by Bourque P.143 Jayhawk! The VII Corps in the Persian Gulf War by Bourque P.143 Atkinson ... The complete idiot's guide to the Gulf War. Alpha Books, 2002. ISBN 0-02-864324-0 Lowry, Richard: The Gulf War Chronicles: A ... ISBN 0-595-29669-6 Bourque, Stephen A. (2001). Jayhawk! The 7th Corps in the Persian Gulf War. Center of Military History, ...
Gulf War 1991. Amazon Press. Hashim, Refel; Qayed, Mohammed; Mubarak, Hassanin (December 20, 2007). "Iraq - List of Cup Winners ... referring to the name that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein referred to the Gulf War as) was an annual football ... the competition's name from Umm Al-Ma'arik Cup to Baghdad Championship due to the former name's resemblance to the Gulf War. It ... Third place match cancelled due to the Iraq War. Iraq FA Cup Iraqi Premier League Iraq Football Association El-Najjar, Hassan ( ...
Morse, Stan (1991). Gulf War Debrief. World Air Power Journal. Hayden, Thomas. (1995). "Amphibious Operations in the Gulf War: ... The operation is part of what is commonly known as the Gulf War. A force composed of 40 amphibious assault ships was stationed ... "Khaleda Zia: Bangladesh takes pride in participating in Kuwait Liberation War - Kuwait Times". 20 October 2013. ... effectively ending combat operations in the Kuwaiti theater of the war.[citation needed] After four days of fighting, all Iraqi ...
Richard S. Lowry, The Gulf War Chronicles: A Military History of the First War With Iraq David S. Pierson, Military Magazine ... "Wages of War - Appendix 2: Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 1991 Gulf War". Retrieved 2013-12-21. ... Daniel Forbes (2000-05-15). "Gulf War crimes?". Retrieved 2013-12-21. Kraus & Schubert 1995, p. 196 Kraus, Theresa L ... The 101st in the Gulf War Kraus & Schubert 1995, p. 189 Kraus & Schubert 1995, p. 175 VUA Citation VUA Citation DA GO 1994-27 " ...
Astor's father taught German at Quincy High School until the U.S. entered World War I. Later on, he took up light farming. ... Gulf Screen Guild Theatre. No Time for Comedy[18] 1944. Inner Sanctum Mystery. "The Melody of Death" (April 22)[19] ...
... leading to decisive battle victory in the First Gulf War and also putting troops in place for the final battle of the war. In ... "General hits at Gulf 'insults'". BBC News. May 16, 2000. Geyer, Georgie Anne (May 19, 2000). "Seymour Hersh's Gulf War ... "Seymour Hersh's Gulf War Misconceptions" (subscription required). Chicago Tribune. p. 23. "General hits at Gulf 'insults'". BBC ... We learned (from the lessons of Vietnam)." In their book "The Generals' War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf," ...
A war pensions tribunal in London yesterday ruled the term Gulf War Syndrome is the appropriate medical label to be attached ... Mr Plumridge, an army reservist called up at the age of 50 to serve in the first Gulf War, has been waiting five years to be ... A former guardsman suffering from Gulf War Syndrome has won a landmark legal case against the Ministry of Defence. ... applied to have the diagnostic label of Gulf War Syndrome recognised. While the Ministry of Defence has said in the House of ...
House last week and the episode was about a man who fought in the Gulf war, who claimed to have Gulf War Syndrome. ... The actors on the show talked about there not being such a thing as Gulf War Syndrome, and this reminded me of how those of us ... From some reports that I have found of studies that have been done, it is being said that Gulf War Syndrome is actually CFS and ... Gulf War Syndrome - Does it Exist?. Leave a Comment I was watching Dr. ...
The realities of war are seldom this pretty.. NEW YORK, Jan. 6 The Gulf War is remembered as a walkover by many Americans a ... More serious is the Gulf War Syndrome issue. Soon after the war, U.S. and British troops began complaining of debilitating ... to ensure that some of the worst mistakes of the first Gulf War will not be repeated in a second Iraq war? ... But the Gulf War spawned in each branch of the U.S. military a serious round of soul-searching about mistakes that had cost ...
91 Persian Gulf War, veterans have complained of medical symptoms they say were caused by exposure to toxic ch ... ... A second problem is that a Gulf War Syndrome with consistent symptoms has yet to be defined. Gulf veterans suggest that the ... troops were exposed to nerve gas during the Gulf War, and the New York Times reported that Czech soldiers in the Gulf detected ... Other studies of Gulf War vets show no higher rates of hospitalization, birth defects, or death than among control groups that ...
Read CNNs Fast Facts about the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, an international conflict codenamed Operation Desert Shield and ... Heres a look at the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. In response to Iraqs invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, the United States and ... The US Department of Defense has estimated the incremental costs of the Gulf War at $61 billion, with US allies providing about ... oil-rich nation in order to pay off debts incurred during Iraqs eight year war with Iran. ...
Reference documents of interest to veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and those who care for them. Note that site hasnt been ... 1996 Self Help Guide for Persian Gulf War Veterans.pdf. View Download. NGWRC, 1996; "Self Help Guide for Persian Gulf War ... 29, 2016; "VA-ORD GULF WAR RESEARCH : Research Program Overview"; Presented to: Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War ... VA_Gulf_War_Task_Force_03-29-2010.pdf. View Download. 431k. v. 1 Mar 31, 2010, 4:49 PM ANTHONY HARDIE. ...
Editor-As it is now six years since the Gulf war, it is reasonable to ask why the problem of Gulf war syndrome has not been ... Secondly, despite press reports, we have always kept an open mind on the presence of a specific Gulf war syndrome. ... Gulf war illness. BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997 ... The Gulf conflict in 1990-1 itself was short, casualties mercifully few, and the sickness rates unremarkable; likewise, when ...
... syndrome Definition Gulf War [2] syndrome describes a wide spectrum of illnesses and symptoms ranging from asthma to sexual ... dysfunction that have been reported by U.S. and U.S. allied soldiers who served in the Persian Gulf [3] War in 1990-91. ... GULF WAR SYNDROME. Gulf War syndrome, or Gulf War illness, refers to a group of poorly understood symptomatic illnesses ... Gulf War Syndrome Environmental Encyclopedia COPYRIGHT 2003 The Gale Group Inc.. Gulf War syndrome. Approximately 697,000 U.S. ...
Discusses widespread use of chemical weapons the Gulf War. Despite 60,000 reported cases of sickness due to exposure, these ... Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): chemical and biological weapons, Gulf War, Bosnia ...
van Heuven, Marten, France After the Gulf War, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, P-7720, 1991. As of February 04, 2020: ... van Heuven, Marten, France After the Gulf War. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1991. ...
Gulf War syndrome, cluster of illnesses in veterans of the Persian Gulf War (1990-91) characterized not by any definable ... Gulf War syndrome, cluster of illnesses in veterans of the Persian Gulf War (1990-91) characterized not by any definable ... Persian Gulf War. Persian Gulf War. , (1990-91), international conflict that was triggered by Iraqs invasion of Kuwait on ... in one study up to 17 percent of British veterans believed they had Gulf War syndrome. There is general agreement that Gulf War ...
... name given to a variable combination of psychological and physical complaints experienced by veterans of the Persian Gulf War. ... Gulf War Syndrome is the name given to a variable combination of psychological and physical complaints experienced by veterans ... It began in Indiana in early 1992, when soldiers in two reserve units that had fought in the Persian Gulf war began to suffer a ... A second theory holds that Gulf War veterans were poisoned by their own high-tech weapons. Some U.S. tanks and artillery shells ...
... has taken the lead for HHS in addressing the health concerns of veterans of the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, and NCEH is ... No evidence of increase in birth defects and health problems among children born to Persian Gulf War veterans in Mississippi. ... Two clinicians from CDC reviewed birth records of 75,414 infants conceived after the Gulf War and born in military treatment ... Goldenhar syndrome among infants born in military hospitals to Gulf War veterans. Teratology, 1997;56:244-51. ...
... leading scientists to believe that even those with the same Gulf War ... Researchers have discovered two areas of brain atrophy in Gulf War veterans who responded differently to a heart-rate test, ... Gulf War Illness affects about 30% of the 700,000 people who served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Symptoms include fatigue, ... About 30% of the 700,000 veterans of the war cite some kind of symptoms linked to Gulf War Illness.. (Photo: DAVE MARTIN, ...
... has taken the lead for HHS in addressing the health concerns of veterans of the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, and NCEH is ... among Gulf War veterans versus 14% and 0.7% among nondeployed veterans. Fifty-nine (37%) clinically evaluated Gulf War veterans ... interviews with and examination of ill Gulf War veterans from the Air National Guard unit (the index unit) and review of ... a clinical evaluation of 158 Gulf War veterans from the index unit to further clinically characterize illness and to identify ...
At the same time, a medical team in the US identified three distinct syndromes among US Gulf war veterans. Han Kang and his ... But the official position in Britain, Canada and the US is that Gulf war syndrome is not a specific medical condition. ... Evidence that this kind of physical damage underlies Gulf war syndrome has been mounting since 1997. But the US government did ... In Britain, Bharti Mackness and her team at the Manchester Royal Infirmary have found that British veterans with Gulf war ...
He and others wore those watches throughout the war in case of nuclear fallout. In fact, it was unlikely anyone would use ... Barry Kapplan holds up a Persian Gulf war souvenir he has in his home in Union. A ``watch without a face,'' he calls ... Barry Kapplan holds up a Persian Gulf war souvenir he has in his home in Union. A watch without a face, he calls it. A watch ... Shays has written to Bernard Rostker, the leader of the Pentagons investigation into Gulf War illnesses, to ask that every U.S ...
It was not too late for Bulgaria to join the Gulf War Coalition if the Bulgarian government would waive the over-flight fees ... Within a relatively short period, Newsweek carried an article describing the contributions of the thirty-three-nation Gulf War ... Inclusion of Bulgaria as a Gulf War Coalition member contributed, if only slightly, to improved relations between Bulgaria and ... The ground war was over, but the U. S. DOD still would require over-flights for several months to come. ...
Gulf war illness (GWI); Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) Almost 700,000 US service personnel served in Operations Desert ... This constellation of symptoms has been called Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) or Gulf War Illness (GWI). Symptoms reported by some ... Lange G. (2018) Gulf War Syndrome. In: Kreutzer J.S., DeLuca J., Caplan B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. ... Haley, R. W., Kurt, T. L., & Hom, J. (1997). Is there a Gulf War syndrome? Searching for syndromes by factor analysis of ...
It was not a a conventional war you see between two armies.. Q: But if they had carried on the war for another 24 hours, they ... You speak about the war. It was an air attack...... Q: Well there was a land war, it lasted three days, and took 80,000 ... you see to the preparation of the war, before the war and during the war, so why dont you hit them if you can? We had the ... Why such a strong stand? Why threaten war?. Aziz: Well, that was not the first time President Saddam Hussein spoke about a war ...
gulf war syndrome. PhoenixFireNectar Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:29pm. GERM WARFARE WANTS YOU: Biowarfare * Mycoplasma * 9/11 Anthrax ... Washington Microbiologist links Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) to the anthrax story, which led to the suspicious death of "mad ... Mycoplasma contaminated anthrax vaccines were used in the Gulf Wars, giving rise to GWS. But pathogenic mycoplasmas were also ... War is waged with weapons, not with poisons). -- Ancient Roman condemnation of well poisoning. ...
Also, you can search Squalene, Gulf War, Gulf War Illnesses, Illnesses in Gulf war Veterans, Birth defects in Gulf War Veterans ... American Gulf War Veterans Association National Gulf War Resource Center: Desert Storm. ... 696,661 U.S. troops served in the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and July 31, 1991 -- these are considered Gulf War Conflict ... all of which I self diagnose as Gulf War illness. I say Gulf War Illness because I spent a year ruling out any genetic link, ...
... or increased mortality associated with Gulf war deployment. However, and secondly, when those sent to the Gulf war are compared ... 2 These results are congruent with other data collected in both UK and US Gulf war veterans. Twelve years after the war, and ... Two papers in this issue of the BMJ describe the long term health of British veterans of the 1990-1 Gulf war. In the article by ... The health consequences of the first Gulf war BMJ 2003; 327 :1357 ...
There were two images from the Libyan war that are likely to spell real trouble in the coming years. One was of several U.S. A- ... More than 50 million clusters were dropped during the 1991 Gulf War, and in the two years that followed the wars end, they ... The U.S. used 320 tons of it in the first Gulf War, 10 tons in Kosovo, and over 1,000 tons in the invasion of Iraq. It is ... Not all of the Gulf War butcher bill can be laid at the feet of DUA. After 11 years of denying there was anything to GWS, the ...
Many of the soldiers who served in the first Gulf War suffer a poorly understood collection of symptoms known as Gulf War ... Many of the soldiers who served in the first Gulf War suffer a poorly understood collection of symptoms known as Gulf War ... A downside of the current study is that all of the vets with Gulf War illness also met the criteria for having chronic fatigue ... To diagnose Gulf War illness, doctors generally look for at least moderately severe symptoms in the following areas: fatigue; ...
  • Mr Plumridge, an army reservist called up at the age of 50 to serve in the first Gulf War, has been waiting five years to be granted a disablement pension from the MoD. (
  • Other studies of Gulf War vets show no higher rates of hospitalization, birth defects, or death than among control groups that did not serve. (
  • THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the soldiers who served in the first Gulf War suffer a poorly understood collection of symptoms known as Gulf War illness, and now a small study has identified brain changes in these vets that may give hints for developing a test for diagnosing the condition. (
  • Lead researcher Rakib Rayhan put it this way: "This study can help us move past the controversy in the past decade that Gulf War illness is not real or that vets would be called crazy. (
  • The images suggested that there was loss of structural integrity in several white-matter areas in vets with Gulf War illness, particularly in a region that connects gray-matter areas involved in the perception of pain and fatigue, Rayhan said. (
  • The findings agree with previous research that found that white-matter regions in the brains of Gulf War vets were smaller than in controls using conventional MRI, said Haley, who was not involved in the research. (
  • Other research by Haley and his colleagues has identified functional differences in some of the gray-matter regions in Gulf War vets. (
  • High-quality surveys of Gulf War vets from other nations, such as the United Kingdom and Australia, show many of those men also have been suffering similar chronic symptoms, which could include everything from gastrointestinal illness and mental confusion, to attacks of sudden vertigo, intense uncontrollable mood swings, fatigue and sometimes numbness - or the opposite, constant body pain. (
  • And there should be a big enough population to study this in, IOM says, with more than one-third of the 700,000 Gulf War vets claiming multisymptom illnesses associated with their military service. (
  • The findings offer new hope to Gulf War vets who have been unable to find successful long-term treatments for GWI. (
  • Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing Gulf War vets to a control group of other non-Gulf vets decisively demonstrated that the Gulf War group had (1) no excess deaths (other than from accidents, which is what occurred with vets from other wars), and (2) no excess rate of hospitalization. (
  • In fact, the death rate of Gulf War vets, as of other vets, is half what it is for other Americans. (
  • The world wars, Korea and Vietnam also produced thousands of vets with vague and debilitating (most likely stress-induced) postwar symptoms. (
  • According to Michigan Senator Donald Riegel, Jr., of the 600 vets his office surveyed, 77 percent say their spouses have the symptoms, 65 percent say their postwar babies are damaged, and 25 percent report that their children born before the war have new debilitating illnesses as well. (
  • Horner's group is now assessing possible exposures vets might have had in the Gulf region that could explain the higher ALS rates its 2003 study found. (
  • Another UC-led study, published in the July 2008 issue of the journal Neuroepidemiology, found that the risk for developing ALS has now decreased among 1991 Gulf War vets. (
  • Of the 135 cases diagnosed among the vets within 11 years after the war, only three had a family history of the disease. (
  • Most recently, members Anthony Hardie, a Gulf War veteran and advocate for the estimated 250,000 vets suffering with Gulf War Illness (GWI), and Dr. Lea Steele, a longtime GWI researcher, testified with former VA scientist Steven Coughlin on the Hill. (
  • While researchers in VA and elsewhere have been studying Gulf War Veterans' health problems since the 1990s, there are still more questions than answers-much to the vexation of many Gulf War Vets and their families, and of researchers themselves. (
  • This past week, the Pentagon admitted that as many as 20,000 U.S. troops were exposed to nerve gas during the Gulf War, and the New York Times reported that Czech soldiers in the Gulf detected toxins "wafting over unprotected American troops. (
  • The experimental drug was given to U.S. and Canadian troops during the war to protect soldiers against the effects of the chemical nerve agent soman. (
  • Shortly after the war ended, military doctors discovered that several sick soldiers were infected with Leishmania tropica, a parasite transmitted through the bites of infected sandflies. (
  • In the Aug. 4 announcement, Rostker, special assistant to the secretary of defense for Gulf War illnesses, admitted that even soldiers most likely to be exposed to DU had not been trained or warned. (
  • The army was huge during the war, it numbered around one million soldiers, but immediately after the war, we cut down almost to the half and even less than a half. (
  • It is clear that a significant portion of the soldiers deployed to the Gulf War have experienced troubling constellations of symptoms that are difficult to categorize," according to neuroscientist Stephen L. Hauser of the University of California, San Francisco . (
  • About 30 percent of soldiers who fought in the 1991 Gulf War suffer from GWI. (
  • WASHINGTON - After years of denial, the Pentagon now admits that perhaps 20,000 soldiers might have been exposed to poison gas when the allies blew up Iraqi arms depots shortly after the Gulf War. (
  • That is no comfort to the soldiers who are suffering from debilitating illnesses and who served in the Gulf. (
  • About 700,000 U.S. soldiers rotated through the Gulf. (
  • When our Gulf War soldiers came home after their astonishing victory, we gave them parades and 15 minutes of honor. (
  • Pathology) a group of various debilitating symptoms experienced by many soldiers who served in the Gulf War of 1991. (
  • WASHINGTON -- Animal experiments at Duke University Medical Center show that harmless doses of three chemicals used to protect Gulf War soldiers from insect-borne diseases and nerve-gas poisoning are highly toxic when used in combination, researchers reported Wednesday. (
  • The decision to use these chemicals was made to protect soldiers from indigenous diseases in the gulf, such as malaria and leishmaniasis," said Abou-Donia, lead investigator of the study. (
  • Evidence instead links Gulf War illness to chemical exposures, such as pesticides or pills given to soldiers to protect them from possible nerve agents. (
  • It concludes "beyond a reasonable doubt" that soldiers from the Gulf War developed more symptoms than would be expected given the environment in which they were working. (
  • soldiers were attacked, as were like World War II liberators, American and collaborators. (
  • According to the IOM, "It is clear that a significant portion of the soldiers deployed to the Gulf War have experienced troubling constellations of symptoms that are difficult to categorize," said committee chair Stephen L. Hauser, professor and chair, department of neurology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). (
  • Vaccines warning ignored by MoD Scientists warned the MoD about giving soldiers pertussis and anthrax vaccines before the first Gulf War, but the test results were destroyed just after the conflict. (
  • One older man who had remained in the country said of the Kuwaiti soldiers who fired their rifles in celebration after the war: "If they had fired so many bullets at the Iraqis we wouldn't have suffered. (
  • On Memorial Day, we pay respects to the fallen from past wars - including the more than one million American soldiers. (
  • Even soldiers who have served as recently as the War in Afghanistan have begun to emerge with similar, though not as pronounced, symptoms. (
  • What new tactics, technologies and procedures are in place today to ensure that some of the worst mistakes of the first Gulf War will not be repeated in a second Iraq war? (
  • THE GULF WAR of popular memory bears little resemblance to the one fought by the United States and its allies against Iraq, then touted as the fourth-largest army in the world. (
  • By the end of the war, media-savvy U.S. military spokesmen were deriding the Iraqi forces as the second-largest army in Iraq. (
  • Did the United States tilt too far toward Saddam s Iraq during the Cold War? (
  • Gen. Perry Smith notes that a battlefield coordination detachment has been added to the Combined Air Operations Center that would call the shots in any new Iraq air war. (
  • Despite fears that Iraq would use chemical or biological weapons , no such attack came and no soldier became ill or died in the Gulf because of toxic-weapon exposure. (
  • Well, that was not the first time President Saddam Hussein spoke about a war being raged against Iraq. (
  • If you do not mean waging a war against Iraq, please stop it. (
  • The U.S. used 320 tons of it in the first Gulf War, 10 tons in Kosovo, and over 1,000 tons in the invasion of Iraq. (
  • Iraqi medical authorities claim that the cancer rate in Basra-an area that was saturated with DUA in the Gulf war and the Iraq War-has jumped ten fold, and birth defects are much higher than in the rest of the country. (
  • FOR the first time in history, precision-guided bombs and missiles have played a decisive role in war, paving the way for the invasion of Kuwait and Iraq. (
  • Above: Donald Rumsfeld debriefs reporters on the upcoming Gulf War sequel, scheduled to hit Iraq March 22. (
  • There's no reason this Iraq thing can't be a franchise for us like those wars with Germany or the Communists used to be,' Rumsfeld said. (
  • A news analysis in the New York Times (3/31/91) carried the headline "'Clean Win' in the War With Iraq Drifts Into a Bloody Aftermath. (
  • Schwarzkopf capped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 -- but he'd managed to keep a low profile in the public debate over the second Gulf War against Iraq, saying at one point that he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and the Pentagon predicted. (
  • In planning the engagement with Iraq, they had one overriding goal: This war would be short and sweet. (
  • Also, VA recognizes nine infectious diseases as associated with military service in Southwest Asia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, which were addressed in HMD's Gulf War and Health report Infectious Diseases . (
  • Preliminary data suggest that CMI is occurring in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well," the report stated. (
  • The instability in Iraq portends a long, expensive, Iraqi suspected in the region at a cost of some 3.9 billion dollars per American presence unpopular month.4 Americans have grown weary of the economic and human toll the conflict has and the ambivalence taken, and as the reasons given for justifying it are assailed, with which is a key this war is viewed has increased. (
  • The Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988 killed hundreds of thousands. (
  • These two factors amounted to a definable scientifically valid illness with significant nervous system symptoms often still affecting veterans of the 1991 conflict in Kuwait and Iraq, said the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. (
  • Iran reports that the Iraqi Government still has not accounted for 5,000 Iranian POW's missing since the Iran-Iraq War. (
  • The Iraqi Government continued to ignore the more than 16,000 cases conveyed to it in 1994 and 1995 by the UN, as well as requests from the Governments of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to account for the whereabouts of those who had disappeared during Iraq's 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait, and from Iran regarding the whereabouts of prisoners of war that Iraq captured in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War. (
  • The 450-page report details the serious longstanding and sometimes permanent neurotoxic damage seen in veterans of the 1991 war with Iraq. (
  • And so it is with a degree of cynicismâ€"or marketing savvyâ€"that we consider the phenomenon of two Gulf War memoirs released in the early days of the war in Iraq. (
  • WASHINGTON, July 27, 2005 - The Defense Department is again sending letters to thousands of Gulf War veterans exposed to low levels of chemical agents contained in munitions destroyed at a weapons depot in Khamisiyah, Iraq, in March 1991. (
  • WASHINGTON - Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there Bedouins apparently buried him, hidden in the sand from the world's mightiest military all these years. (
  • How Will We Pay the $6 Trillion Bill for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? (
  • Since the microorganism was in all likelihood illegally developed and tested in the United States and then illegally sold and transferred to Iraq prior to the Gulf War, it is believed a major effort is underway by the Clinton administration to conceal these findings, according to the Nicolsons. (
  • Golomb was formerly on VA's Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. (
  • The Institute of Medicine] stated that there 'is no consistent evidence of a higher overall incidence of cancer in veterans who were deployed to the Gulf War than in non-deployed veterans,'" Robert Jesse, VA's acting undersecretary for health, wrote in a letter Rep. Mike Coffman, Colorado Republican, USA Today reported Monday. (
  • Ron Brown, president of the National Gulf War Resource Center, told the paper that the VA's research contradicts the Institute of Medicine's 2007 findings. (
  • The department is under no obligation to follow the report's recommendations, which run counter to the VA's long-standing position on Gulf War illness. (
  • On Tuesday, the VA's ongoing failure to treat and diagnose Gulf War related illnesses came up during a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing where a veterans advocacy group urged Shinseki to undertake comprehensive research on the correlation between chronic illness and exposure to DU in munitions during the Gulf War. (
  • The testimony presents findings about the status of research on Gulf War illnesses and VA's communication and collaboration with RAC. (
  • VA and RAC are exploring ways to improve information sharing and collaboration, including VA's hiring of a senior scientist who would both guide VA's Gulf War illnesses research and serve as the agency's liaison for routine updates to the advisory committee. (
  • Sims and a team supported by VA's Office of Research and Development have built a new resource, the Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository, they hope will help address some of the lingering questions on Gulf War Veterans' health problems. (
  • This work, along with Gulf War studies based on VA's Million Veteran Program , could lead to new genetic insights, which in turn could help pinpoint a biochemical pathway to target therapeutically. (
  • As of 2001, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig 's disease , has been added to the list of illnesses that occur more frequently in veterans of the Gulf War. (
  • DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers from Duke University, the University of Cincinnati (UC) and the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center are hoping to find a geographical pattern to help explain why 1991 Gulf War veterans contracted the fatal neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at twice the normal rate during the decade after the conflict. (
  • Gulf War veterans have significantly higher rates of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis than other veterans. (
  • The US has paid disability compensation to more than 110,000 of the 696,000 troops who fought in that war. (
  • They argue that international radiation measurement standards show the health risks to U.S. Gulf War troops were minimal. (
  • Having established absolute air supremacy from the outset of the war, the allies have been able to hammer Iraq's command centers, supply lines, bunkers, tanks and troops almost at will. (
  • It is thought that hundreds of thousands of troops were given the drugs prior to the first Gulf War. (
  • The committee first identified about 100 naturally occurring pathogens that could potentially have infected US troops during their service in the Gulf War, OEF, or OIF. (
  • Researchers have identified three distinct syndromes and several variations in Gulf War veterans. (
  • At the same time, a medical team in the US identified three distinct syndromes among US Gulf war veterans. (
  • Last month, a team of researchers headed by Robert Haley of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas reported new brain-imaging confirmation of Gulf War illnesses, which it described as a trio of syndromes with puzzling symptoms. (
  • There are three main syndromes associated with Gulf War illness, producing a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, neuropathic pain, memory and concentration deficits, balance disturbances and depression. (
  • For the current study, the researchers used a novel technique called arterial spin labeled (ASL) MRI to assess hippocampal regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in 13 control participants and 35 patients with Gulf War syndromes 1 (impaired cognition), 2 (confusion-ataxia) and 3 (central neuropathic pain). (
  • Overview of programs and services available for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during their military service, including Agent Orange, Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pits, Depleted Uranium, Gulf War, Ionizing Radiation, and Toxic Embedded Fragments. (
  • Gulf War illness is not the same as post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, signature illnesses of later deployments, which are caused by psychological and mechanical injury, respectively," said Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and principal investigator on the study. (
  • Gulf War veterans were often told they were suffering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, and their symptoms were trivialized. (
  • In 1994, CDC collaborated with the Mississippi Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate reports of adverse birth outcomes among members of two Mississippi National Guard Units that served in the Gulf War. (
  • Two papers in this issue of the BMJ describe the long term health of British veterans of the 1990-1 Gulf war. (
  • In the article by Hotopf et al the King's Gulf war illnesses research group present another excellent study, this one indicating that 11 years after the conflict the Gulf veterans continue to experience considerably poorer health than control groups (p 1370). (
  • 250m) has been spent on research, what do we know about the health of Gulf war veterans, in relation to what has actually happened to them? (
  • 2010. Gulf War and Health: Volume 8. (
  • Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War. (
  • The Institute of Medicine report said the Pentagon had "made conscientious efforts" to evaluate the health of 10,020 American veterans of the gulf who complained of unusual illnesses. (
  • The Institute of Medicine report said the Pentagon's study did not adequately discuss such possible links between the veterans' health problems and their service in the gulf. (
  • VA has developed newsletters, brochures, and other materials for Veterans, the public, and health care providers about the health effects of Gulf War service and VA services for Gulf War Veterans. (
  • The Veterans Health Initiative on Caring for Gulf War I Veterans is a study guide that provides clinicians an overview of the Gulf War, VA and Department of Defense health programs, plus common symptoms and diagnoses of these Veterans. (
  • The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) provides fact sheets on health concerns for Veterans, including Gulf War Veterans. (
  • VA issues reports on Gulf War Veterans' use of VA benefits and research on health effects. (
  • Also, VA contracts with the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to produce reports reviewing the research on health effects of Gulf War service. (
  • The primary objective of this clinical trial is to determine if treatment with an anti-inflammatory drug (delayed-release prednisone) improves the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of veterans with Gulf War Illness (GWI). (
  • In a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Neural Computation , researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that a high quality brand of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) - a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement - provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms. (
  • Mounting evidence suggests findings in Gulf War illness are relevant to toxin-induced health problems in the civilian sector, so what we learn by studying health challenges of these veterans, will likely benefit others. (
  • HMD released Gulf War and Health: Volume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War on February 11, 2016. (
  • The HMD released Gulf War and Health: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures on February 13, 2014. (
  • HMD released Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness on January 23, 2013. (
  • In 2017, VA charged HMD to conduct a study to assess the current research available on possible generational health effects that may be the result of exposures experienced by deployed Gulf War Veterans. (
  • A recent inquiry into the illnesses suffered by British Gulf War veterans draws a direct link between their service and their ill health. (
  • The report calls for the government to acknowledge that about 6,000 British veterans of the 1991 Gulf War have suffered ill health as a direct result of their service. (
  • The condition is complex and not well understood, and it will require more than simply treating veterans with a set protocol of interventions," stated the report, entitled "Gulf War and Health, Vol. 9. (
  • The GWIRP challenges the scientific community to design high-impact research that will improve the health and lives of Veterans who have Gulf War illness (GWI). (
  • Many Gulf War veterans have reported an array of physical and mental health complaints since the war and the question on everyone's mind is "Can we identify a cause or is this a coincidence? (
  • Wars often cause severe environmental and human health effects. (
  • After the Gulf War, the absorption of air pollutant increased by 705 percent in Baghdad, which is 887 percent more than the World Health Organization recommendation. (
  • By layering military records of troop locations onto Gulf-area maps, "we've found there were some areas of service where there appears to be an elevated risk," said Marie Lynn Miranda, an associate professor at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment whose group uses geographic information systems (GIS) to study environmental health problems. (
  • 1 A committee of nationally recognized experts in infectious diseases was appointed and charged with evaluating the scientific and medical literature on long-term adverse human health outcomes associated with selected infectious diseases pertinent to Gulf War veterans. (
  • IOM appointed the Committee on Gulf War and Health: Infectious Diseases in January 2005. (
  • I've had health issues ever since being in the Gulf. (
  • Debate Over Gulf War Illnesses Carried To National Health. (
  • Gulf War veterans have a number of health complaints. (
  • Though the military campaign was swift and successful, 13 years after the war ended many veterans still complain of persistent fatigue, headaches, joint pain, numbness, diarrhea and other health problems. (
  • Gulf War veterans' reports of illnesses and possible exposures to various health hazards have prompted numerous federal research projects on Gulf War illnesses. (
  • In 1993, the President named the Secretary of VA as the responsible party for coordinating research activities undertaken or funded by the executive branch of the federal government on the health consequences of service in the Gulf War. (
  • In recent years, VA and DOD have decreased their expenditures on Gulf War illnesses research and have expanded the scope of their medical research programs to incorporate the long-term health effects of all hazardous deployments. (
  • The Australian Gulf War Veterans' Health Study was the first comprehensive health study of a group of Australian War veterans involved in a single theatre of war. (
  • Please see Australian Gulf War Veterans' Follow Up Health Study 2015 for details. (
  • The Gulf War Serum Management Committee (GW-SMC) continues to monitor the storage of blood serum samples donated by Gulf War Health Study participants. (
  • It said Pentagon officials and the White House panel were also wrong to rule out the nerve gas sarin and other chemical weapons as a cause of the health problems, because "there is substantial evidence that such compounds are associated with delayed or long-term health effects similar to those experienced by Gulf War veterans. (
  • The offices of Research and Development and Post-Development Health both conduct Gulf War illness research. (
  • Since I have been working on Desert Storm health issues," he explained, "I have encountered numerous attempts to prevent us from continuing our work on Gulf War Illnesses [GWI]. (
  • At the same time, Zimmerman believes there's a "ray of hope" due to the extensive research at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System on Gulf War illness. (
  • Brian Zimmerman served with the Army in Operation Desert Storm and recently participated in Gulf War studies at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. (
  • A new study from the University of South Carolina has found a gastrointestinal link that could help explain many of the health issues facing those with Gulf War Illness (GWI) as well as opening new pathways to treatment options that may improve both gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms associated with the disorder. (
  • VA researchers recently reported on a new resource for conducting studies on Gulf War Veterans' health. (
  • In response to these concerns, the Department of Veterans Affairs requested an eleventh volume in the Gulf War and Health series to address these concerns. (
  • This committee will assess the current research available on possible generational health effects that may be the result of exposures experienced by Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War during their deployments. (
  • He is national secretary and legislative chair of Veterans of Modern Warfare and a former officer with the National Gulf War Resource Center, joining us from Madison, Wisconsin. (
  • This is exactly the kind of whitewash we were expecting,'' said Patrick G. Eddington, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, a Washington-based advocacy group. (
  • This Gulf war resulted in operation Desert Storm in which Saddam Hussein was defeated. (
  • UNSCRs 686, 687 and others require Saddam Hussein to release immediately any Gulf War prisoners and to cooperate in accounting for missing and dead Kuwaitis and others from the Gulf War. (
  • Saddam Hussein denies having any knowledge of the others and claims that any relevant records were lost in the aftermath of the Gulf War. (
  • But in September 2002, researchers at the Gulf War Illnesses Research Unit at King's College in London showed that stress cannot explain symptoms displayed by British veterans. (
  • Newswise - BOSTON - In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI). (
  • To further explore this possible underlying explanation for multiple seemingly unrelated symptoms, the researchers enrolled 66 cases and 31 controls, who were also military veterans but who had not been deployed in the Gulf War. (
  • In a follow-up study, published in October 2016, the researchers found significant differences in brain function between healthy and ill Gulf War veterans in the cerebellum and frontal cortex. (
  • Researchers say they have found the 'first direct biological evidence' of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body. (
  • In blood tests, researchers observed more lesions and more mitochondrial DNA--that is, extra copies of genes--in veterans with Gulf War illness, relative to controls without the illness, suggesting excess DNA damage. (
  • During the study, Kilpatrick said, IOM researchers compared the causes of death in a group of 100,487 possibly exposed U.S. Army Gulf War veterans with those among 224,980 Army Gulf War veterans who were not exposed to nerve agents released during the demolitions. (
  • Summary: Researchers have developed a panel of blood markers that may diagnose Gulf War illness with 90 percent accuracy. (
  • Based on a study of 85 Gulf War veterans, Veterans Affairs researchers in Minneapolis have developed a tentative panel of blood markers they say can verify a diagnosis of Gulf War Illness with 90 percent accuracy. (
  • Sims says her group's main task was to build a cohort for researchers-in and outside VA-to investigate some of the unanswered research questions most relevant to Gulf War veterans. (
  • Memory and functional brain differences in a national sample of U.S. veterans with Gulf War illness. (
  • The third study in the series combined the HLA risk factors and the brain miscommunication patterns to explain Gulf War symptoms. (
  • ASL scanning after giving this medication is particularly well suited to diagnosing Gulf War illness, because it picks up brain abnormalities too subtle for regular MRI to detect," said co-author Richard W. Briggs, Ph.D., professor of radiology at UT Southwestern. (
  • In previous research, Linda Chao, Ph.D., and colleagues of San Francisco VA Medical Center reported decreased volume of the hippocampus - a brain area involved in memory processing - in Gulf War veterans who had been exposed to the Khamisiyah plume. (
  • The difference remained significant even after accounting for a wide range of other factors, including meeting criteria for Gulf War illness, the presence of an Alzheimer's disease risk gene (ApoE4), brain injury or depression . (
  • Gulf War illness is associated with diverse biological alterations that most prominently affect the brain and nervous system. (
  • Gulf War veterans potentially exposed to nerve agents have died from brain cancer at elevated rates. (
  • He's one of the estimated 300,000 Veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI), which affects various organs, most notably the brain. (
  • Brain maps based on MEG scan data highlight differences between Veterans with and without Gulf War illness. (
  • Three VA-funded studies led by Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos, head of the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA , identified brain mechanisms and other areas involved in Gulf War illness and found that certain forms, or alleles, of HLA genes offer protection from GWI. (
  • A small body of literature suggests that brain abnormalities exist in Gulf War Veterans (GVs), yet relationships between brain abnormalities and disease symptoms remain largely unexplored. (
  • Fifty-nine (37%) clinically evaluated Gulf War veterans did not qualify as cases, 86 (54%) were mild-to-moderate cases, and 13 (8%) were severe cases. (
  • Between 1994 and 1999, 145 federally funded research studies on Gulf War-related illnesses were undertaken at a cost of over $133 million. (
  • Between fiscal 1994 and 2015, the VA funded more than $160 million of medical research related to Gulf War Illness, with $12.3 million in funding for fiscal year 2016. (
  • You have to put the number of friendly casualties in context, says Jack Jacobs, a retired Army colonel who received the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. (
  • With their help, the United States and its allies critically weakened the fourth-largest army in the world while suffering surprisingly light casualties during the month of the air war. (
  • While there were few casualties associated with the Gulf War, many individuals returned from this conflict with unexplained symptoms and illnesses. (
  • The US Department of Defense has estimated the incremental costs of the Gulf War at $61 billion, with US allies providing about $54 billion -- Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states covered $36 billion. (
  • With Department of Defense funding, she and her team reported in 2014 what they called 'the first direct evidence supporting mitochondrial dysfunction in Gulf War illness. (
  • The results showed that abnormal hippocampal blood flow persisted and may have progressed 11 years after initial testing and nearly 20 years after the Gulf War, suggesting chronic alteration of hippocampal blood flow. (
  • The IOM found that the chronic multi-symptom illness continues to affect these veterans nearly 20 years after the war. (
  • This week a US Congress-appointed committee released their findings after analysing more than 100 studies relating to Gulf War illnesses. (
  • They said the findings may explain the wide array of symptoms reported by an estimated 30,000 Gulf War veterans. (
  • The findings contradict several earlier studies commissioned by the VA, including a series conducted by the Institute of Medicine, that found no consistent evidence of an illness or set of symptoms unique to Gulf War veterans. (
  • We therefore decided to carry out a systematic review to identify and summarize the findings from studies that have assessed multi-symptom conditions in Gulf War veterans and in an unexposed comparison group. (
  • These findings and treatments may also be applicable to other veterans who have served in subsequent conflicts in the Gulf region. (
  • A new study has found that certain forms, or alleles, of a gene strongly tied to the immune system appear to offer protection from Gulf War illness (GWI), a multi-symptom disorder of Gulf War veterans that has long been difficult to define and diagnose. (
  • Gulf War illness differs significantly from multi-symptom conditions such as fibromyalgia in the general population, although there are similarities as well. (
  • Shays has written to Bernard Rostker, the leader of the Pentagon 's investigation into Gulf War illnesses, to ask that every U.S. soldier exposed be tested. (
  • WASHINGTON, DC At a Pentagon press conference Monday, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld touted the military's upcoming Gulf War II: The Vengeance as 'even better than the original. (
  • Squalene was used as an adjuvant in compulsory anthrax vaccinations given to servicemen during the Gulf War. (
  • The vaccines, not just anthrax, but regular ones that are contaiminated with biowarfare agents such as lyme disease, mycoplasma fermentens incognito, epstein barr, viruses and adjuvants beyond squalene to include heavy metals cause gulf war illness. (
  • Symptoms reported by some Gulf War veterans generally affect multiple organ systems and are not consistently associated with any objective physical signs or laboratory abnormalities. (
  • But when used in combination, the chemicals caused neurological deficits in the test animals similar to those reported by some Gulf War veterans, according to Duke pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia and Tom Kurt, a toxicologist at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. (
  • VA presumes certain medically unexplained illnesses are related to Gulf War service without regard to cause. (
  • Dr. Robert Haley, director of epidemiology at the University of Texas Southwestern, in Dallas, said the study is very important, and the first to use this type of MRI to examine Gulf War illness. (
  • Damage to both white- and gray-matter regions could be involved in Gulf War illness, Haley said, adding that the current study helps make the case that the physiological damage is not limited to the gray matter. (
  • So it is possible that the changes in white matter noted in this study were related to these conditions and not Gulf War illness. (
  • A US government funded study reveals the war veterans who have come back after combat in the gulf are exhibiting memory impairment. (
  • Scientists have identified blood flow abnormalities in the brains of veterans with Gulf War illness, reveals study published in Radiology. (
  • The Duke study is one of a three-part investigation on Gulf War illnesses organized by UT Southwestern. (
  • A study that focused on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) included 21 veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and seven controls. (
  • Forty-six United States Gulf War veterans participated in the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. (
  • OAK BROOK, Ill. - Blood flow abnormalities found in the brains of veterans with Gulf War illness have persisted 20 years after the war, and in some cases have gotten worse, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology . (
  • Numerous programs the VA already has -- including PACTs and War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center programs -- to manage veterans with CMI have not been consistently implemented. (
  • This study involves an epidemiologic investigation into the occurrence of ALS among veterans of the Gulf War. (
  • The study population was defined as all active duty military and mobilized reserves and National Guard who served for at least one month at any time during the Gulf War period. (
  • This study has as its primary component a field epidemiological investigation, involving nationwide ascertainment of ALS cases among deployed and non-deployed veterans of the Gulf War to obtain a census of ALS cases among these populations. (
  • It is the purpose of this study to determine if antibiotic treatment directed against Mycoplasma species (i.e. doxycycline) will improve functioning and symptoms in deployed Gulf War veterans with GWI. (
  • Primary Hypothesis: The primary hypothesis of this study is that antibiotic treatment directed against Mycoplasmaspecies will improve functional status of patients with Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (GWI) who are tested as mycoplasma positive at baseline. (
  • Specifically, the primary objective of the study is to determine whether a 12 month course of doxycycline treatment in deployed Gulf War veterans presenting with symptoms of GWI and testing as mycoplasma positive improves functional status compared to placebo. (
  • In another study discussed at the press conference, Kaundinya Gopinath of Emory University and colleagues compared the resting state fMRI scans of 22 Gulf War veterans with those of 30 controls, and found that the veterans had less neural communication in areas associated with visual and other sensory processing, mood regulation, language, and motor coordination, but more activity in pain perception networks. (
  • We sought to assess whether coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) benefits the chronic multisymptom problems that affect one-quarter to one-third of 1990-1 Gulf War veterans, using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. (
  • Characterising the gut microbiome in veterans with Gulf War Illness: a protocol for a longitudinal, prospective cohort study. (
  • In this longitudinal cohort study, we are comparing the diversity (structure) and the metagenomes (function) of the gut microbiome between Gulf War Veterans with and without GWI. (
  • The study looked at how the various exposures experienced by Gulf War veterans might have changed the microbiome. (
  • The study found that several commonly used blood tests-all indicating inflammation-tended to yield different results between veterans who reported symptoms consistent with Gulf War Illness, and those who did not. (
  • The study involved 57 Gulf War veterans who met the current diagnostic criteria for the illness, and 28 who did not. (