I also do my best to to help my fellow Gulf War veterans by serving as an affected veteran on the programmatic panel that leads and guides the Gulf War Illness Research Program, part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). And, Im a former longtime member of VAs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses (RAC) and the VAs Gulf War Illness [Research] Steering Committee. In my service on these panels, I do my very best to represent the many other ill and affected Gulf War veterans, including the readers of this website. ...
Twenty years after the end of the Persian Gulf War, the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to standardize and improve treatment for the one of four veterans who suffer from a multisymptom illness that could have been caused by environmental exposures.. The VA has created a pilot program starting this week in Salt Lake City aimed specifically at caring for Gulf War veterans, and it vowed to improve training, data collection, research and communication for that group.. The department will distribute pocket cards explaining symptoms and possible exposures to medical staff.. The VA has created two positions in the Office of Research and Development to deal with health-related issues possibly arising from the Gulf War or other deployments.. A report, released by the VAs Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Task Force, lays out a proposed plan to address veterans concerns.. This report provides a road map for our continued enhancements in our care and services we provide to Gulf War veterans, VA ...
This review paper summarizes the accumulation of research investigating neuropsychological outcomes in veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI). Earlier research focused on Gulf War veterans (GW) who were deployed versus non-deployed, as well as those who were symptomatic versus asymptomatic, or compared neuropsychological test results to published norms. Further research became more sophisticated, investigating specific GWI criteria, as well as the result of neurotoxicant exposure and the relationship to possible neurocognitive outcomes. As the early research supported both psychological and physiological effects on GWI; current research as summarized in this literature review supports the presence of neuropsychological deficits, particularly in the domains of attention, executive functioning, memory, and motor functioning related to chemical exposures that can be exacerbated by comorbid mood-related conditions. The same test battery has not been used consistently making it difficult to compare results
Gulf War illness (GWI) is an archetypal, medically unexplained, chronic condition characterised by persistent sickness behaviour and neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory components. An estimated 25-32% of the over 900,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War fulfil the requirements of a GWI diagnosis. It has been hypothesised that the high physical and psychological stress of combat may have increased vulnerability to irreversible acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors leading to a priming of the neuroimmune system. A number of studies have linked high levels of psychophysiological stress and toxicant exposures to epigenetic modifications that regulate gene expression. Recent research in a mouse model of GWI has shown that pre-exposure with the stress hormone corticosterone (CORT) causes an increase in expression of specific chemokines and cytokines in response to diisopropyl fluorophosphate (DFP), a sarin surrogate and irreversible AChE inhibitor. C57BL/6J mice were exposed to CORT for 4 days, and exposed to DFP
I also do my best to to help my fellow Gulf War veterans by serving as an affected veteran on the programmatic panel that leads and guides the Gulf War Illness Research Program, part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). And, Im a former longtime member of VAs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses (RAC) and the VAs Gulf War Illness [Research] Steering Committee. In my service on these panels, I do my very best to represent the many other ill and affected Gulf War veterans, including the readers of this website. ...
GWI is characterized by multiple, diverse symptoms that typically include chronic headache, widespread pain, cognitive difficulties, debilitating fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory symptoms, sleep problems, and other abnormalities that could not be explained by established medical diagnoses or standard laboratory tests. The population of Veterans affected by GWI is a subset of the nearly 700,000 U.S. Warfighters who served during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Studies indicate that approximately 25-32% of Gulf War Veterans continue to experience symptoms associated with their deployment ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 - A federal panel of medical experts studying illnesses among veterans of the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf has broken with several earlier studies and concluded that many suffer from neurological damage caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, rejecting past findings that the ailments resulted mostly from wartime stress.. Citing new scientific research on the effects of exposure to low levels of neurotoxins, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses concludes in its draft report that a substantial proportion of Gulf War veterans are ill with multisymptom conditions not explained by wartime stress or psychiatric illness.. It says a growing body of research suggests that many veterans symptoms have a neurological cause and that there is a probable link to exposure to neurotoxins. The report says possible sources include sarin, a nerve gas, from an Iraqi weapons depot blown up by American forces in 1991; a drug, pyridostigmine bromide, given to troops to ...
The Desert Storm Battle Registry started in September 1997 in response to growing concerns that Gulf War Veterans illnesses maybe related to ground combat conditions. Those environmental and other factors lead to a search to see what other ground troops were experiencing since the war. By 1999 things escalated to participating in a myriad of government activities on the hill, and a group effort on our part to get both answers as well as hold people accountable for there actions. Gulf War medical care and programs faltered for the last 25 years. It wasnt a accident, it was a carefully orchestrated effort to insult Gulf War vets and drive them away. Even though classified records exist to establish mulitple exposure scenarios in the Gulf War, the Pentagon stands firmly on denial to keep down any resulting government cost of caring for these veterans. Even before Operation Iraqi Freedom started, we were meeting with the Pentagon over soldier healthcare. Now there is the Burn Pit Registry, and the call in
Gulf War illness is real, new federal report says - CNN 11/17/08 An extensive federal report released Monday concludes that roughly one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness. Gulf war veteran research lacking - Raw Story 11/14/08 Even as possibly hundreds of thousands of veterans suffer…
Scans have shown loss of brain matter in two regions of the brain associated with pain regulation in Gulf War veterans, researchers from Georgetown Univers
Of 609 cases of missing Gulf War POWs/MIAs representing 14 nationalities - including one American pilot - under review by the Tripartite Commission on Gulf War Missing, only 4 have been resolved. Because of continued Iraqi obfuscation and concealment, very few cases have been resolved since 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 ...
When hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991 in what is now called the First Gulf War, they were exposed to a variety of chemicals.
Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War were potentially exposed to a variety of toxic chemicals, including sarin nerve agent and pesticides, which have been suspected to be involved in the development of Gulf War Illness (GWI). Several of these exposures cause a neuroinflammatory response in mice, which may serve as a basis for the sickness behavior-like symptoms seen in veterans with GWI. Furthermore, conditions mimicking the physiological stress experienced during the war can exacerbate this effect. While neuroinflammation has been observed post-exposure using animal models, it remains a challenge to evaluate neuroinflammation and its associated cellular and molecular changes in vivo in veterans with GWI ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Health-related quality of life in Gulf War era military personnel. AU - Voelker, Margaret D.. AU - Saag, Kenneth G.. AU - Schwartz, David A.. AU - Chrischilles, Elizabeth. AU - Clarke, William R.. AU - Woolson, Robert F.. AU - Doebbeling, Bradley N.. N1 - Funding Information: This work was partially supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement U50/CCU711513 and US Department of Defense grant DAMD17-97-1-7355. Dr. Voelker was also partially supported through National Institute of Mental Health training grant 5 T32 MH15158-23.. PY - 2002/5/15. Y1 - 2002/5/15. N2 - The Gulf Wars impact on veterans health-related quality of life (HRQL) remains unclear. The authors examined the HRQL War Theater compared with those not deployed. In 1995-1996, a structured, population-based telephone survey was conducted 5 years postconflict among a cohort originally from Iowa on active duty during the conflict. The sample included 4,886 eligible subjects stratified by ...
Scientists and several veterans groups said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ignored evidence indicating serious safety concerns when it recently approved a drug called PB to protect soldiers from poisoning by a nerve gas.. The veterans groups, including Gulf War Vets, whose members first took PB in 1991 while serving in Iraq, said they plan to urge Congress to investigate the science behind the FDAs decision.. The groups point to a 1999 study by the RAND Corporation and a 2000 report from a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine, both of which concluded pyridostigmine bromide, or PB, could not be ruled out as causing Gulf War syndrome. This is a set of symptoms that includes fatigue, cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, and sleep disturbances experienced by some Gulf War vets who served in Iraq in 1990-1991.. Despite these studies, the FDA approved the drug last week for use in soldiers to prevent poisoning by a nerve gas called soman that can kill within a matter ...
A retrospective study is conducted on Gulf War veterans to determine the risk factors contributing to Gulf ... Paired sample t-test e. Relative risk
Gulf War veterans will be honored Feb. 27 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum during an event that will also raise money for a nonprofit group in Simi Valley that sends
Twenty-four hour plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone in Gulf War veterans: relationships to posttraumatic stress disorder and health symptoms.
Gulf War veterans have a number of health complaints. We therefore decided to carry out a systematic review to identify and summarize the findings fro
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Gulf War deployment is associated with subtle declines of motor speed and sustained attention - functions associated with toxic exposure.
Although its been... years since the [ Gulf War ], we still do not understand the underlying cause of these symptoms and... an effective treatment.
Washington, June 8, 2017) - Veterans for Common Sense today joined with more than 100 organizations in calling on Congress to provide continued support for the critical and highly successful defense health research programs of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) directed and funded by Congress within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) budget.. CDMRP medical health research programs include the Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP), a unique, nationally acclaimed program aimed at developing treatments for the complex, debilitating disease that affects as many as one-third of the veterans of the 1991 Gulf War following their exposure to combinations of military toxins. VCS is the national leader in advocating for the GWIRP, including helping to ensure annual Congressional funding and enduring strong support among the nations veterans service organizations. VCS also sponsors consumer reviewers involved in steering and advising the GWIRP.. VCS is also a strong ...
Beyond Pesticides, March 13, 2008) Exposure to certain chemicals, including pesticides and nerve agents, explains the high rates of illness in Persian Gulf War Veterans, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Veterans from the 1990-91 conflict have a higher rate of chronic, multi-symptom health problems than either non-deployed personnel or those deployed elsewhere. Symptoms routinely reported by these veterans include fatigue, muscle or joint pain, memory problems, trouble sleeping, rash and breathing problems. Due to the findings, the study author, Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, warns of the potential risk to civilians exposed to pesticides.Health issues among Gulf War veterans have been a concern for nearly two decades. Now, enough studies have been conducted, and results shared, to be able to say with considerable confidence that there is a link ...
Beyond Pesticides, March 13, 2008) Exposure to certain chemicals, including pesticides and nerve agents, explains the high rates of illness in Persian Gulf War Veterans, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Veterans from the 1990-91 conflict have a higher rate of chronic, multi-symptom health problems than either non-deployed personnel or those deployed elsewhere. Symptoms routinely reported by these veterans include fatigue, muscle or joint pain, memory problems, trouble sleeping, rash and breathing problems. Due to the findings, the study author, Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, warns of the potential risk to civilians exposed to pesticides.Health issues among Gulf War veterans have been a concern for nearly two decades. Now, enough studies have been conducted, and results shared, to be able to say with considerable confidence that there is a link ...
A US government funded study reveals the war veterans who have come back after combat in the gulf are exhibiting memory impairment.
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A 1994 report by the General Accounting Office says that: American soldiers were exposed to 21 potential reproductive toxicants, any of which might have harmed them or their future children.A number of examples of babies born to Gulf War vets with devastating birth defects were cited in the Life Magazine article:1) Kennedi Clark (Age 4) - Born to Darrell (an Army paratrooper in the Gulf War) and Shona Clark. Kennedis face is grotesquely swollen sprinkled with red, knotted lumps. She was born without a thyroid. If not for daily hormone treatments, she would die. What disfigures her features, however, is another congenital condition: hemangiomas, benign tumors made of tangled red blood vessels. Since she was a few weeks old, they have been popping up all over - on her eyelids, lips, etc.(2) Lea Arnold (Age 4) - Born to Richard and Lisa Arnold. Richard was a civilian helicopter mechanic (working for Lockheed) with the Armys 1st Cavalry Division during the Gulf War. Lea was born with spina ...
The Persian Empire is over 2500 years old and most of the Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf are less than a century old. Therefore ,it is natural that this region would be named after its greatest and oldest civilization . There are several international documents and maps that prove this historical fact . I have a replica map in my room in the City Council which dates back to 1840 and the term Persian Gulf is written on that body of water. The systematic attempts made to change the name of this body of water are obviously in contrast with the atmosphere of brotherhood and peace that we need so dearly in this region. Tensions have escalated in the region due to different reasons including the instigation perpetuated continuously by Zionist elements.We need logical and rational diplomacy in this region to protect us in face of common challenges , discord, it seems only serves our enemies now ...
The post-Cold War era is over. We are living in the interregnum between disorders, marked by uncertainties and dangers, as well as opportunities. Some see the confrontations of the moment as a new Cold War. Michael Klare has written that the U.S. and China are engaged in war by another name, while the U.S. | By Joseph Gerson
Telegraph.co.uk 10 Sep 2009 The death of an ex-soldier, Stuart Dyson, from cancer was caused by his exposure to depleted uranium during the 1991 Gulf War, an inquest jury ruled. In a narrative verdict, the panel found it was more likely than not that Mr Dysons death in June last year was caused or contributed to by the radioactive material, which is used in military munitions. The jury heard that Mr Dyson, a Lance Corporal with the Royal Pioneer Corps, cleaned tanks after the first Gulf War during a five-month deployment to the war zone. His widow Elaine told the day-long hearing that her husbands health had deteriorated after he left the army in 1992 and that he was diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his liver and spleen, in 2007. The 41-year-old mother-of-two said her 39 year-old husband, from Brownhills, West Midlands , had been convinced before his death that his cancer was linked to his service in the Gulf. After the verdict was returned at Smethwick Council House, Black ...
This is a much bigger question than can easily be answered in this forum, but being a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, a scholar of war literature, and a writer, its exactly the kind of thing I think about very often, so Ill take a stab at it.. The main reason we dont have Iraq novels was nailed by Joel Turnipseed, who is right in saying that the memoir has in most cases replaced the novel as the major genre for long-form writing on war (and who, incidentally, authored one of the finer Gulf War memoirs). And hes right in saying that given that fact, there really has been no absence of sustained narratives of the war in Iraq. Another important point made by Turnipseed and by Bruce Pech is time. Among students of war literature there is something called the Ten-Year Gap. Going back to the long narratives especially of WWI, WWII, and Vietnam, youll see that most of the major novels and memoirs were published at least 10 yrs after the author served. Its generally the case that vets need time to ...
When soldiers returning from the war complained of mysterious illness, the Pentagon called it stress. But the real culprit, it appears, was deadly chemistry.
With the memory of its military role in Iraq fading, France faces an uncomfortable domestic agenda while it seeks to cope with new factors abroad.
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Two carriers in the Persian Gulf to act like two faggot musclemen.. all muscle no brains.. If one carrier gets sunk Bush should be impeached... They arent in the Gulf, that lakes a little small for a CVBG, let alone two of them. They carry airplanes to avoid going into such constricted waters. The only things the Iranians have that could reach the carriers would be their ballistic missiles, which couldnt hit them but by some really, really good dumb luck and their Air Force, most of which would be broken and burning on their airfields, the rest of which would be meat for the F-15s and F-22s, not to mention the F/A-18 Hornets of the carriers themselves ...
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A report on U.S. troops exposure to chemical warfare during the Persian Gulf War was prepared by 20 staff members for the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The reports creator was unclear in a story on Page A6, Wednesday.. ...
Ground combat in the 1991 Persian Gulf War lasted just 100 hours, but it's meant 17 years of pain and anguish for hundreds of thousands of veterans. Those who came home and complained of symptoms such as memory loss and joint pain are even sicker. As their lives unraveled and their health further...
Dr. Sullivan expressed her vision and goals for the consortium: Our consortium will study the brain-immune cross-talk pathways that we believe are related to the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. We have assembled a team of experts from several disciplines including cell and animal researchers as well as clinical researchers that will allow us to further understand the brain-immune interactions and their chemical messengers that we believe are related to the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. We believe that Gulf War Illness is not only a multi-symptom illness but also a multi-system illness requiring experts from multiple disciplines from leading academic and government agencies working together to solve. We believe that we can vastly increase our understanding of the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness and develop targeted treatments for its symptoms through this highly collaborative research consortium ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Perfusion deficit to cholinergic challenge in veterans with Gulf War Illness. AU - Liu, Peiying. AU - Aslan, Sina. AU - Li, Xiufeng. AU - Buhner, David M.. AU - Spence, Jeffrey S.. AU - Briggs, Richard W.. AU - Haley, Robert W.. AU - Lu, Hanzhang. PY - 2011/3/1. Y1 - 2011/3/1. N2 - A highly plausible etiology for Gulf War Illness (GWI) is that the neural damage and cognitive deficits are associated with excessive exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting cholinergic stimulants. Our previous SPECT study provided strong indication that cerebral blood flow (CBF) in veterans with GWI may be different from those of unaffected control veterans. The present study confirmed and extended previous findings that patients with GWI have abnormal response to an inhibitory cholinergic challenge, physostigmine infusion, when compared to age-gender-education matched control veterans. The MRI-based arterial spin labeling (ASL) and phase-contrast techniques have several key advantages over SPECT, ...
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Research abstract Highlights Gulf War illness (GWI) is characterized by a Th1/Th17 shift. Th1, Th2 and inflammatory cytokines characterize myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Cytokine importance by Random Forest were IL-7, IL-4, TNF-a, IL-13, and IL-17F. GWI and ME have distinct cytokine … Continue reading →. ...
Statement of Michael Figlioli, Deputy Director, National Veterans Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Before the Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Oversight & Investigations, Committee on Veterans Affairs, United States House of Representatives, With Respect To Examining VAs Processing of Gulf War Illness Claims.
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 ...
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 addition to being an architectural element that helps to shape the cell, the microtubule also acts as a railway, which transport organelles throughout the cytoplasm, said Peter Baas, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Drexels College of Medicine. We hypothesized that toxins would change the typical way microtubules are chemically modified in neurons and that a drug like tubacin could restore those modifications to normal, thereby treating the disease.. Once treated with tubacin, which makes the microtubules more chemically modified, the researchers observed a restoration in everything that went wrong with the microtubules due to the toxin and stressor treatments.. Surprisingly, they also found that once they corrected the microtubule deficit, defects in dopamine release also markedly improved. Fluctuations in dopamine are thought to be connected to many of the neurological symptoms that Gulf War Illness sufferers face, including insomnia, cognitive problems ...
Former soldier wins landmark case over Gulf War Syndrome. London Independent/Geneviève Roberts , November 1 2005. A former guardsman suffering from Gulf War Syndrome has won a landmark legal case against the Ministry of Defence. Daniel Martin, 35, who has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, memory loss and impaired concentration since the 1991 conflict, will receive a disability award under the umbrella term of Gulf War Syndrome.. He is one of 1,500 soldiers who made a claim for a disablement pension because of the syndrome, which, for the past 14 years, the MoD has said does not exist.. A war pensions tribunal in London yesterday ruled the term Gulf War Syndrome is the appropriate medical label to be attached to Mr Martins condition. The ruling will enable the other servicemen to claim their disablement pensions.. Charles Plumridge, Co-ordinator for the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association, said: Hundreds of veterans have applied to have the diagnostic label of Gulf War ...
I was watching Dr. 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 with CFS have been treated. 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 Fibromyalgia.. Regardless, these men need to be taken seriously and they needed to be taken seriously when they first became ill many years ago. Its a shame that they fought for our country, yet are told theyre not sick when they come home.. Here is an article talking about Gulf War Syndrome being CFS and Fibromyalgia.. ...
As with many complex issues, unless a question is probed deeply and exhaustively, the most interesting and cogent points may be missed. So it is with a 2005 study on Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and autism, Chronic Mycoplasmal Infections in Gulf War Veterans Children and Autism Patients. In the study abstract, the authors report that The results suggest that a subset of GWI (Gulf War Illness) patients have mycoplasmal infections, and these infections can be transmitted to immediate family members who subsequently display similar signs and symptoms, except for their children who are often diagnosed with autism. Usually when I write about something, it has to do with vaccines and this time is no different than the rest. Reading just the abstract, though, one might well wonder what the article has to do with that topic. In the body of the paper, however, the authors point out that contamination with mycoplasmas has been found in commercial vaccines. In one study 6% of commercial vaccines were ...
by revere, cross-posted at Effect Measure A congressionally mandated independent panel of scientists has just issued a report verifying what many of us have know since the early 1990s. Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) is real: Gulf War syndrome is real and afflicts about 25 percent of the 700,000 U.S. troops who served in the
Mr Izett said he developed brittle bone disease after being vaccinated in the run-up to the Gulf War in 1990 to 1991.. He took his case to the Scottish Parliament earlier this year but has become frustrated with the progress being made by MSPs.. Im now too ill to do anything else but make this final stand - Alexander Izett. In a letter to his local MSP Cathy Craigie, the ex-soldier said he was heart-broken that he could not get the treatment he needed in Scotland.. He wrote: This is a last desperate attempt in trying to force the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to tell the truth regarding my suffered illness of Gulf War Syndrome.. He wrote: Im now too ill to do anything else but make this final stand.. I was willing to fight and die for my country. Now I am willing to die to make that country come clean and tell the truth of not only my suffering, but that of thousands of my fellow sufferers of Gulf War Syndrome.. Mr Izett said he wants a UK-wide public inquiry into Gulf War Syndrome ...
According to a study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Gulf War veterans exposed to the Khamisiyah plume were found to have significant brain changes.. The study was initiated to further add to previous findings researching hippocampal changes after exposure to the toxic plume.. With a total of 113 participants, whove all served in the Gulf War, had regions of their brain analyzed using Tesla magnetic resonance imaging. All participants had predicted exposure as per the Department of Defense exposure models, except for 62 veterans, which were non-exposed.. The findings suggest that those with predicted exposure had reduced total hippocampal and CA3/dentate gyrus volumes when compared to their counterpart. Researchers also accounted for any potential genetic variables.. One of the most significant changes for the affected participants was memory deficits. ...
I dont know what kind of format you would prefer, so I am just going to type it all out and you may feel free to change it anyway you want.. I volunteered for the Persian Gulf During Operation Desert Shield. As a single mother in the Army Reserves, this required many actions in accordance with the required family care plan. I was attached to a National Guard component, the 157th Military Police Company. We were staying in Khobar Towers when all of the scuds began flying and getting shot down by the patriots. We saw the sky turn black with oil once we reached our position in the desert. We built one of the two large POW/refugee camps and manned them. And we processed approximately 175,000 of these POW/refugees during our time there. I flew with the medivac team as the MP escort for the wounded POWs on many occasions. This was my job and I did function in this capacity with complete dedication to duty and at my greatest level of ability. We not only received all of the pre-deployment ...
Shortly after the War ended, people whod served in the Gulf began to turn up in Veterans Hospitals, complaining of a range of symptoms: Fatigue, unexplained pain in their joints and muscles, memory problems and cognitive impairment, malfunctioning digestive systems, and more. There wasnt a clear pattern-different soldiers reported different clusters of symptoms, some of the people who had symptoms had arrived in the Gulf after the fighting ended, other soldiers had boots on the ground from the beginning but no symptoms. As the years went by, epidemiological studies showed no increase in cancers or other deaths in Gulf War veterans, aside from suicides and accidents. Yet, the symptoms were quite clearly linked to service in the Gulf. The same symptoms occur among other groups of military veterans, but are significantly less common. Today, more than 250,000 U.S. veterans report suffering from one or more unexplained symptoms that have, together, come to be known as Gulf War Syndrome. Scientists ...
We have been particularly interested in the association of certain chronic infectious agents in CFS, FMS and GWI, because these microorganisms can potentially cause most or essentially all of the signs and symptoms found in these patients.(1,14) One type of infection that elicited our attention was microorganisms of the class Molecutes, small bacterial mycoplasmas, lacking cell walls, that are capable of invading several types of human cells and are associated with a wide variety of human diseases.(14). We have examined the presence of mycoplasmal blood infections in GWI, CFS, and FMS patients. The clinical diagnosis of these disorders was obtained from referring physicians according to the patients major signs and symptoms. Since the signs and symptoms of CFS and FMS patients completely overlapped, these patients were therefore considered together (CFS/FMS).(1) Blood was collected, shipped over night at 4°C and processed immediately for PCR after purification of DNA using a Chelex ...
My Name is William Fuzi Most commentors here know of me. Has anyone looked at the list of adverse effects of the HepB vaccine thet we were all forced to get? That vaccine was one of the experimental vaccines that they gave us. I had a severe reaction to it and was not allowed to get a second dose. Also the HepB vaccine isnt included on the list of toxic exposures, but we were all forced to recieve them. One of the adverse reactions to it is swelling of the brain. We were the test subjects for this new HepB vaccine. We werent an at risk group, because the second HepB vaccine was adminisered after the war. About 6 months after the War the new HepB vaccine was ordered to be given to all newborn babies in the US. Since the start of this vaccination campaign there has been an explosion of Autism, and ADD/ADHD in the offspring population that has been given this vaccine. Maybe the vaccine company should have waited to start giving this new vaccine to Americas children until they knew what was ...
My Name is William Fuzi Most commentors here know of me. Has anyone looked at the list of adverse effects of the HepB vaccine thet we were all forced to get? That vaccine was one of the experimental vaccines that they gave us. I had a severe reaction to it and was not allowed to get a second dose. Also the HepB vaccine isnt included on the list of toxic exposures, but we were all forced to recieve them. One of the adverse reactions to it is swelling of the brain. We were the test subjects for this new HepB vaccine. We werent an at risk group, because the second HepB vaccine was adminisered after the war. About 6 months after the War the new HepB vaccine was ordered to be given to all newborn babies in the US. Since the start of this vaccination campaign there has been an explosion of Autism, and ADD/ADHD in the offspring population that has been given this vaccine. Maybe the vaccine company should have waited to start giving this new vaccine to Americas children until they knew what was ...
What is the real reason why the mycoplasma and lyme epidemics are being covered up? Government, namely the Department of Defense, wants to minimize public awareness regarding this issue, to cover the fact that The United States sold to Iraq, before and during the war, many of the biological and chemical agents that were used against our troops.. What Chronic Disease Have You Been Labeled With?. by Marjorie Tietjen Common Cause Medical Research Foundation [email protected] There are an extraordinary number of citizens being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, ALS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimers, Bipolar Depression, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons...and the list goes on. I do not believe that this epidemic of diseases is naturally occurring. More and more disease labels are being invented for conditions that may be variations of only several causes. Each person may present with a slightly different symptom complex according to genetic factors, past bodily insults, or what coinfections ...
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Abstract -OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of headache subtypes in Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) compared to controls. BACKGROUND: Approximately, 25% of the military personnel who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War have developed GWI. Symptoms of GWI and CFS have considerable overlap, including headache complaints. Migraines are reported in CFS. The type and prevalence of headaches in GWI have not been adequately assessed. METHODS: 50 GWI, 39 CFS and 45 controls had structured headache evaluations based on the 2004 International Headache Society criteria. All subjects had history and physical examinations, fatigue and symptom related questionnaires, measurements of systemic hyperalgesia (dolorimetry), and assessments for exclusionary conditions. RESULTS: Migraines were detected in 64% of GWI (odds ratio = 11.6 [4.1-32.5]) (mean [±95% CI]) and 82% of CFS subjects (odds ratio = 22.5 [7.8-64.8]) compared to only 13% of controls. There was a predominance of ...
While there is no specific treatment for Gulf War syndrome, research suggests that an approach called cognitive-behavioral therapy may help patients with nonspecific symptoms lead more productive lives by actively managing their symptoms. On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Academies of Medicine conducted a study and released a report recommending that for veterans who are experiencing symptoms related to CMI, an integrated, system-wide, long-term management approach should be implemented. Research into Gulf War syndrome, which remains controversial, is taking place in research centers around the country. Please talk with your healthcare provider about any questions or concerns you may have regarding this condition. ...
the greater amount of the time. - Machiavelli This Germs for You. Washington Microbiologist links Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) to the anthrax story, which led to the suspicious death of mad scientist, hypno-patsy Dr. Bruce Ivins. Mycoplasma contaminated anthrax vaccines were used in the Gulf Wars, giving rise to GWS. But pathogenic mycoplasmas were also released in top-secret mock attacks on the domestic front from the 1950s-70s contaminating virtually everyone. http://ionamiller2008.iwarp.com/whats_new_21.html. ...
Like the SCV that stood behind Mississippis Confederate Heritage Month, critics of the redesigned AP U.S. History had academic historians interpretations of the Civil War era squarely in their sights. In my own classroom, one anxious parent cornered me at an open house, asking if she should be worried about academics indoctrinating her child through these new learning standards for the Civil War era. A student threatened to write the mayor and school board, demanding that I be censored for emphasizing the role of slavery in the coming of the Civil War, a standard in the new curriculum.[18] A group of students petitioned our school administrators to revise their course grades upward, claiming that my interpretation of this history was biased against their own views about the era. Another student angrily informed me that teachers should not allow history to be debated by students in class; instead the Civil War era should simply be taught in order to sidestep discussion of institutional ...
Comparing veterans deployed in the first Persian Gulf War and veterans deployed elsewhere at the same time has revealed veterans who served in the Persian Gulf have nearly twice the prevalence of chronic multi-symptom illness (CMI), a cluster of symptoms similar to a set of conditions often called Gulf War Syndrome.
Lovett did not have to look far to find a full cast of veterans, contractors, doctors, and spouses who could testify about symptoms and their ongoing battle with the federal bureaucracy, which, as of today, has yet to acknowledge a direct connection between severe health injuries and the air around the pits. But if the history of Agent Orange is any guide, they may have to, eventually. The VA is still adding to the list of health conditions-including various cancers-to Vietnam veterans exposure to Agent Orange more than 40 years ago.. There are real limits on what is being done and most of what is being done is outside the VA, charged Anthony Hardie, a veteran and head of Veterans for Common Sense, in an interview with TAC. Hardie has been working as an advocate for Persian Gulf veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness, of which he is one, and burn pit victims. The VA has done some positive things piecemeal but overall the effort remains grossly inadequate, Hardie said, and as a result ...
If you have any doubts about the importance of desalination, talk to any Kuwaiti. The desalination plants in Kuwait were sabotaged as Saddam Hussein retreated during the closing stages of the Gulf War, leaving the country without an adequate supply of freshwater. As with many Gulf states unable to draw on vast underground aquifers, the …
Max Anger From Gulf War to Class War: We All Hate the Cops 1992 Originally published in Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed #34, Fall - 92
In early spring 1992, 125 veterans of Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS/S) assigned to the 123d Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) reported a wide variety of non-specific symptoms including fatigue, joint pains, skin rashes, headaches, loss of memeory, mood changes, diarrhea, bleeding and painful gums, and loss of hair. Most of these symptoms were first noticed after the soldiers returned home after the deployment to southwest (SW) Asia. Although several had been medically evaluated, no unifying diagnosis, other than a suspected reaction to stress had emerged. On 11-12 April, seventy-nine 123d ARCOM soldiers with symptoms or concerns were evaluated by a multidisciplinary medical team. Each soldier completed a medical questionnaire and a brief symptom inventory, and was interviewed by an epidemiologist, an occupational medicine physician and a psychiatrist. All were examined by an oral pathologist and had blood drawn for laboratory testing. There was no evidnce of an outbreak or cluster of any unique ...
At end of a recent talk on Gulf War Illness (GWI) and ME/CFS, Dr Klimas mentions that a dose of the abortion drug mifepristone cured GWI in a mouse...
1)One of the main adjuvants in this new vaccine is something called Squalene. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism youre being vaccinated against. Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome received anthrax vaccines that contained Squalene. MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets. However, the FDA discovered the presence of Squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-Squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing Squalene ...
1)One of the main adjuvants in this new vaccine is something called Squalene. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism youre being vaccinated against. Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome received anthrax vaccines that contained Squalene. MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets. However, the FDA discovered the presence of Squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-Squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing Squalene ...
Statement from VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki WASHINGTON - As Secretary of Veterans Affairs, I accepted the solemn responsibility to uphold our sacred trust with our nations Veterans. Fears that Veterans health care and TRICARE will be undermined by the health reform legislation are unfounded. I am confident that the legislation being voted on today will provide the protections afforded our nations Veterans and the health care they have earned through their service. The President and I stand firm in our commitment to those who serve and have served in our armed forces. We pledge to continue to provide the men and women in uniform and our Veterans the high quality health care they have earned.. President Obama has strongly supported Veterans and their needs, specifically health care needs, on every major issue for these past 14 months - advance appropriations, new GI Bill implementation, new Agent Orange presumptions for three additional diseases, new Gulf War Illness presumptions for nine ...
This paper reports important negative and positive findings. The important negative finding is that we cannot confirm immune dysregulation in this carefully controlled study of nonveterans who developed CFS sporadically. When we began collecting these immunological samples, we had several a priori hypotheses. One was that we would find immune dysregulation in the entire group of CFS patients. A second related to our finding of decreased cognitive function and brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in the group of CFS patients devoid of DSM-III-R psychopathology (8, 20). Those findings led us to hypothesize that we would find immunological abnormalities in this subgroup-especially in the most symptomatic of these patients. Again, those hypotheses were not supported. Even after stratifying the data for presence or absence of Axis I psychiatric disorder, there were no significant differences between patients and controls with regard to any of the immunological variables under ...