Wednesday, April 5, 2017

U.S. House Members resoundingly call for continuation of Gulf War Illness treatment research funding

( - April 5, 2017) -- Nearly one-fifth of the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week resoundingly called for continuation of federally funded Gulf War Illness treatment research.  The effort came at the request of Gulf War veterans, supported by ten veterans service organizations and led by Veterans for Common Sense.  

INJUSTICE: Why Some Gulf War Veterans are Eligible for the Gulf War medal but not VA's Gulf War Benefits

( - April 5, 2017) -- For years, there has been confusion surrounding the differences between the Persian Gulf war geographic areas for receipt of the Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM) and for purposes of VA benefits.  

It has long been rumored that some Gulf War veterans who qualified for the Persian Gulf War service medal (SWASM) don't qualify for VA Gulf war benefits because their service was in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, with Patriot missile crews and other U.S. forces and these countries' airspace and territorial waters. 

Despite that fact that both the medal and VA's Gulf War benefits are based on service in the same war, it is true that each have different geographic areas to qualify, and that some Gulf War veterans are eligible for the medal but not Gulf War-related VA benefits

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Changes in Mitochondrial, Immune, and Inflammatory Pathways following Gulf War agent exposures

( - April 4, 2017) - Newly published study results by researchers at the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Fla, have found changes in mitochondrial, immune, and inflammatory pathways following Gulf War agent exposures in an animal model relevant to Gulf War Illness.

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