Sunday, June 28, 2009

RAC ready to meet tomorrow: Treatments for Gulf War Illnesses Top the Agenda

Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes

(Boston, Mass. - June 28, 2009) Doctors and researchers from Harvard, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the International Brain Research Foundation, and the Miami, Minneapolis and Boston VA Medical Centers are among the presenters for tomorrow's meetings of the the Congressionally chartered federal Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC).

The RAC's members, scientists and doctors, Gulf War veterans, and members of the public will hear two days of key presentations and discussions beginning tomorrow morning, June 29th, at 8:00 a.m., on the campus of the Boston University School of Public Health in Boston, Mass.

The RAC has a full agenda focused on treatments for Gulf War Illness, fibromyalgia, brain injury, lung function and disease following exposure to burning Kuwait oil well fires, and other Gulf War veterans' illnesses.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), between 175,000 and 210,000 Gulf War veterans, out of a total of 696,842 troops who served in the 1991 Gulf War. are afflicted by chronic multi-symptom illness, commonly known as Gulf War Illness or Gulf War Syndrome.

91outcomes will be posting live from the RAC meetings, which have never before received comprehensive news coverage. Coverage will include overviews of the presentations and breaking news, live as it happens.
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