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Illness Persists In 250,000 Gulf War Veterans

Gulf War Research Breakthrough: Better Diagnosis: Read the following article written by Ivanhoe Newswire: Gulf War, illnesses persist, with blood flow abnormalities in the brains of the veterans. “We confirmed that abnormal blood flow continued or worsened over the 11-year span since first being diagnosed, which indicates that the damage is ongoing and lasts long -->

Vietnam Navy Veterans to Get Agent Orange Benefits

Last September, Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, then chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, asked the VA to reconsider claims from veterans who served in Vietnam’s rivers and inland waterways, or who docked in Vietnam, known as Brown Water Veterans, who are claiming to have sustained illnesses/disabilities as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. -->

Brain Injury May More Than Double Risk of Dementia in Older Veterans

AAIC Press Release: PARIS, July 18, 2011 – Older veterans who experienced traumatic brain injury showed a more than two-fold increase in the risk of developing dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris. Another study reported at AAIC 2011 looked at former American (NFL) -->

PTSD Hurdle Harder For Women

Women returning from service in Afghanistan and Iraq have been faced with difficulty in obtaining support for PTSD from the VA. Because women technically serve in combat support roles, its harder for them to substantiate claims of PTSD. When claiming PTSD, veterans must point to a trigger or series of triggers. Although men and women -->