"New Study Links Gulf War Vets' Illnesses To Area of Service"

"More veterans who deployed to Iraq in 1991 and took anti-nerve-agent pills suffer from symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome than those who did not receive injections; and the illness is more prevent in troops who used pesticides on their uniforms or skin, USA Today reports, citing results of a study scheduled to be released Monday."

"Researchers from the Midwest Research Institute, who surveyed 304 veterans, found the illness too is more prevalent among veterans who were within a mile of an exploding Scud missile, USA Today reports. About one-fourth of the 700,000 veterans who served in the 1991 Gulf War developed symptoms, which include chronic headaches, pain, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, skin abnormalities and mood disturbances."

Stars and Stripes had the story September 19, 2011.


"Complex Factors in the Etiology of Gulf War Illness: Wartime Exposures and Risk Factors in Veteran Subgroups" (Environmental Health Perspectives)

"Study Links Gulf War Vets' Illnesses To Area of Service" (USA TODAY)

"Gulf War Syndrome Is Brain Damage Caused By Nerve Gas, Not Psychological Issues, UT Southwestern Study Proves" (Dallas Observer)

"Hippocampal Dysfunction in Gulf War Veterans: Investigation with ASL Perfusion MR Imaging and Physostigmine Challenge" (Radiology)

"Study Says Gulf War Illness is Result of Multiple Causes" (Epoch Times)

Press Release: "Causes of Gulf War Illness Are Complex and Vary by Deployment Area" (Baylor University)

Source: Stars and Stripes, 09/20/2011