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Study Links Autism to Epigenetic Changes in Dads’ Sperm

“If epigenetic changes are being passed from fathers to their children, we should be able to detect them in sperm,” says coauthor Daniele Fallin. Dr. Fallin directs the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...
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Army Denies it Sought to Hide Troops’ Chemical Exposure in Iraq

The Pentagon denies it deliberately tried to hide the fact that U.S. troops were exposed to chemical agents, including mustard and sarin, during the Iraq War. The Army on Friday apologized for its failure to properly care for Americans exposed to the chemical agents, promised to...
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C-123 Vets Could Win Changes On Agent Orange Exposure Soon

Agent Orange Dioxin Kills
Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says he talked to VA Secretary McDonald about the issue personally. “How do we make this up to them in the quickest, best possible way?” he said in an interview with WYSO. In a Veterans Affairs committee meeting Thursday morning, McDonald for...
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Fight Parkinson’s: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

A 2012 study from the Oregon Research Institute and other institutions found Parkinson’s patients who did six months of twice-weekly tai chi had better balance and control over their movements and were less likely to fall than others who did weight training or stretching....
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VA pharmacists unpunished for serious — even fatal — errors dispensing drugs

VA Scandal 2014
Pharmacists who made serious or potentially fatal errors dispensing drugs at the VA in New Jersey kept their jobs and often weren’t even severely disciplined, according to testimony from their colleagues and other records. One chemotherapy patient died after a 2001 overdose, but...
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Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB)
A small research study at Baylor University has identified a genetic difference between veterans who developed symptoms of Gulf War illness after deploying to that 1990-91 conflict and those who deployed but didn’t get sick. The finding — touted as the first “direct...
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Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

The suits say KBR’s actions resulted in illnesses and death. That seems like an obvious assumption: In the United States, we are not allowed to burn trash in large open pits because it’s a health hazard. Troops can tell you. It settled like smog over their housing areas, leaving...
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Military health: The insurmountable gulf

“From the beginning, the VA has refused to honestly face the problems that face veterans,” said Joel Graves, a Gulf War veteran who until last year had served on a committee advising the VA on research priorities related to the illness. Graves and others contend that the agency...
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