Gulf War syndrome

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VA, NIH launch five-year study into Gulf War Illness

In today’s Federal Newscast: The VA and NIH are launching a five-year study into the chronic condition known as Gulf War Illness. The Defense Department…

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Wearing a mask to protect his second double lung transplant, West Virginia Army National Guard Staff Sgt. William Thompson, who served two tours in Iraq and said he was exposed to environmental hazards and burn pits while there, listens to a panel at a House Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee hearing on potential health effects of burn pit exposure among veterans, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. From left on the panel are Veterans of Foreign Wars Associate Legislative Director Kenneth Wiseman, left, Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Care Services Chief Consultant for Post-Deployment Health Ralph Erickson, and VA New Jersey Health Care System War Related Illness and Injury Study Center and Airborne Hazards Center of Excellence Director Drew Helmer.

Carey Russell: Defense Dept. lacks understanding of burn pits’ long-term effects on vets

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