Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Research Shows Elevated Disease Rates in Gulf War Veterans

Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes

(91outcomes.blogspot.com) -- Recent news stories highlighted a 2005 study by Dr. Han Kang that showed significantly increased rates of unexplained multi-symptom illness among deployed veterans of the 1991 Gulf War.

However, several other studies by Dr. Kang and other researchers have also had significant findings for 1991 Gulf War veterans, including the following (follow the links for the cited study):

Additionally, another important 2005
study by Dr. Kang and her research team had findings that
"contradict the prevailing notion that perceived exposure to chemical warfare agents should be considered an important cause of morbidity [illness and disease] among Gulf War veterans."

Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War have been too ill, and for too long already. Effective treatments for the underlying illness have yet to be found or implemented.

Change is needed -- desperately.

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