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disabled children of Vietnam veterans

Agent Orange Guam: Guam Cancer Registry

The following information is being released by Ralph Stanton who served on Guam in 1969 – 1970.  Ralph is in the process of writing a book and decided to release the information provided in this post hoping it would do some good for someone out there. Ralph states that the...
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Military Suicides: One U.S. Veteran Dies Every 65 Minutes

The study released on Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs covered suicides from 1999 to 2010 and compared with a previous, less precise VA estimate that there were roughly 18 veteran deaths a day in the United States. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among...
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Can Meditation Switch on Genes That Fight Disease?

In a separate study conducted by Dr Dean Ornish and co-workers, men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer were asked to incorporate positive lifestyle changes as a potential treatment for their disease, as they had opted not to undergo conventional treatment. The researchers...
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Research: Dioxin stimulates RANTES expression in an in-vitro model of endometriosis

The industrial contaminant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is associated with inflammatory disorders in women and other mammals. In monkeys, exposure to dioxin correlates directly with an increased prevalence and severity of endometriosis (Rier et al., 1993; Yang et...
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Legislation: 26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013

Despite intense industry opposition and Congressional inaction, state governments continue to defend the vulnerable from toxic chemical exposure.  In 2013, we expect at least 26 states to consider legislation and policy changes that will: Restrict or label the use of bisphenol A...
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Veterans Disability Benefits: New Audits Reveal VBA Crisis Worsening

In a new audit, Veterans’ Disability Benefits: Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge, the GAO notes that VBA’s paper-based claims processing system involves “multiple hand-offs, which can lead to misplaced and lost documents and can cause unnecessary time delays.” The...
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Epigenetic Research: Jet Fuel, Plastics Exposures Cause Disease in Later Generations; Reproductive Diseases, Obesity

The study, said Skinner, “provides additional support for the possibility that environmental toxicants can promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease.” “Your great-grandmothers exposures during pregnancy may cause disease in you, while you...
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Monsanto settlement with W.Va. residents approved

A $93 million settlement was reached last February with residents who said Monsanto polluted their community by burning waste from production of the defoliant Agent Orange. The Monsanto plant in Nitro produced herbicides, rubber products and other chemicals. The plant’s...
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Epigenetic reprogramming: Research discovers how epigenetic information could be inherited

However, it is not yet clear what consequences, if any, epigenetic inheritance might have in humans. Further studies should give us a clearer understanding of the extent to which heritable traits can be derived from epigenetic inheritance, and not just from genes. That could have...
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Fibromyalgia in Danger of Being Labeled a Mental Disorder

The problem with the DSM-5 is they have added a new diagnostic category called “Somatic Symptom Disorder.” According to the diagnostic criteria, a person can be diagnosed with Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) if for at least six months, they have had one or more symptoms that are...
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