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disabled children of Vietnam veterans

Depression stems from miscommunication between brain cells, study shows

A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that depression results from a disturbance in the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The study indicates a major shift in our understanding of how depression is caused and how it should be...
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Agent Orange Guam: The Loggerhead Which is Killing People Exposed to Agent Orange Herbicides on Guam

Veterans: Please Write to Diane Zumatto National Legislative Director. To all concerned, it is not hard to see from these reports from the Guam Cancer Registry that there is something bad going on on Guam. Are we going to allow this terrible injustice to continue to be swept...
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Scientists Warn of Sperm Count Declines Linked to Pesticide Exposure

What they found was striking: almost all the studies reported a decrease in sperm concentration; decreased motility was also reported though less frequently; while morphological changes were not strongly associated in studies—only two indicated any changes to sperm shape. These...
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Genetic Research: Discovery of human genetic mutation could lead to new treatments for type 1 diabetes

  “Our findings reveal a potential mechanistic basis for the development of a treatment for type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.” says senior study author Marc Donath of University Hospital Basel. continue learning
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Gagetown Agent Orange: CDC: Herbicides Didn’t Harm Maine Soldiers

In June, Collins asked the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to review a 2007 Canadian study of health risks from herbicides used at Gagetown and advise her office on levels of chemicals that were sprayed at the base. The CDC expressed no qualms with...
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Monsanto: New ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Gives Monsanto Power Over US Government

There truly is no rest for the wicked, and Monsanto is at war once again against health conscious consumers with the latest ‘Monsanto Protection Act‘, managing to sneak wording into the latest Senate legislation that would give them blanket immunity from any USDA action regarding...
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VVA Legislative Agenda & Policy Initatives March 6, 2013

Testimony of VVA Presented by John Rowan, National President/CEO before the House and Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committees Regarding VVA Legislative Agenda & Policy Initiatives March 6, 2013. The legislation we have crafted , which we are calling the Veterans’ Family...
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PTSD Research: Vets’ PTSD affects mental and physical health of partners

According to the researchers, the most remarkable finding was that the partners of veterans with PTSD showed even greater increases in blood pressure during conflict than the veterans with PTSD themselves, suggesting that these partners may be at similar, if not greater, risk for...
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