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Persian Gulf War (Overview)

Persian Gulf War refers to the military actions taken by the US in the early 1990s. A large number of soldiers who were near conflict zones during this war have reported various health problems, which some attribute to exposure to chemical weapons.


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Are narcolepsy & gulf war syndrome related?

Are narcolepsy & gulf war syndrome related?

Hard to answer: I can't say no but also can't say yes. There are a lot of things that are unknown about the cause of each. It is clear that narcolepsy is relatively uncommon but that there are patients that have been diagnosed with gws and also have narcolepsy. More studying needs to be done on each condition separately and those that have both. ...Read more

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Persian Gulf War (Overview)

Persian Gulf War refers to the military actions taken by the US in the early 1990s. A large number of soldiers who were near conflict zones during this war have reported various health problems, which some attribute to exposure to chemical weapons.


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What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

Uncertain: Please see REF: http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/therespiratorysystem.html#w

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Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

Could fibromyalgia be linked to gulf war syndrome?

Possibly: Fibromyalgia, a is a presumptive diagnosis for Gulf War Syndrome for those working in Southwest Asia theater of military operations (see dates & requirements).

REF: http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/gulf-war-syndrome.html ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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What happened to health of desert storm soldiers longterm?

What happened to health of desert storm soldiers longterm?

Gulf War Syndrome: Please see: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/medically-unexplained-illness.asp

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How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

How are uterine problems linked to gulf war syndrome?

Gulf War Syndrome: Menstrual problems (heavy cycles, menstrual cramping, pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving, hormonal imbalances, gain or loss of weight) which are chronic and not clearly medically explained (which may be paired with fibromyalgia or joint pain) are eligible to make claim for Gulf War Syndrome. ...Read more

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Why did soldiers in civil war have so many amputations?

Why did soldiers in civil war have so many amputations?

No antibiotics: There were no antibiotics during the civil war to treat infections after a war injury. Also the current standards to prevent spreading infection from one person to the other were not in place so if an infection developed an amputation would be done to save the person. ...Read more

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Autonomic drs in va beach who treat pots?

Autonomic drs in va beach who treat pots?

Generally a : Cardiologist or eps (electrophysiologist) on staff at larger hospitals. Hrs, md, facc. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Do many injured vietnam vets have lingering problems?

Do many injured vietnam vets have lingering problems?

Yes: In regards to PTSD - it wasn't well understood when Vietnam veterans were returning from war. Many were mislabeled and treatment that was rendered was not in retrospect the best. They also suffered the trauma of being rejected by many Americans. Many have crippling, lifelong mental health issues. ...Read more

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Have there been cases of rocky mountain spotted fever in upper michigan or ne wisconsin?

Have there been cases of rocky mountain spotted fever in upper michigan or ne wisconsin?

Not that i know: Ask your local board of health since rocky mountain spotted fever is usually reported to the health authorities. ...Read more

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I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more

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Sandevat ksa bara hoto?

Sandevat  ksa bara hoto?

Sorry: Sorry, not familiar with that language & google can't translate it. Please resubmit the question in english if you can. ...Read more

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Can deer tick cause death in human -hamptons new york?

Can deer tick cause death in human  -hamptons new york?

Very unlikely: It sounds as if you are worried about lyme disease. Deer ticks are potential carriers of lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Lyme disease can cause very disabling permanent effects; death has been reported, but would be unusual. Anaplasmosis and babesiosis would not be considered deadly. Here is a link to centers of disease control on lyme: http://www.Cdc.Gov/lyme/. ...Read more

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What world health organization(who) has to say about massive radiation like in japan?

What world health organization(who) has to say about massive radiation like in japan?

Japan Radiation: It is a local problem more than world problem and the food from there is being monitored. ...Read more

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(I know there's no research) Where do I find someone who's interested in medical mysteries & paternal Dioxin exposure? (Vietnam).

Dioxin Exposure: The quickest way of finding someone interested in medical mysteries and paternal dioxin exposure is by asking a question about Agent Orange. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Were desert storm vets found tohave problems from those gases? What happened with them?

Were desert storm vets found tohave problems from those gases? What happened with them?

Desert Stom: Those who were near conflicts during or downwind of chemical weapons depot demolition, had exposure to toxic chemicals which are currently believed to be the cause of the illness. Several specific causes have been investigated, including Pyridostigmine bromide (pb) nerve gas antidote (napp) pills, organophosphate military strength pesticides, chemical weapons, and depleted uranium. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more