Gulf War Syndrome Report - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/14/06

Gulf War Syndrome Report

Frustrating news for soldiers who believe they suffer from Gulf War Syndrome.

For years now, they have been waiting for an official diagnosis from the government which could make a difference in their health coverage but now, a new report from the National Institutes of Health says studies show war veterans, especially those who served in the Persian Gulf, faced exposure to smoke from oil-well fires, toxins, and even pesticides. And today, they have significantly higher rates of fatigue, memory loss, muscle pain, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The report falls short of calling this a war illness, saying more study is needed.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.