Gulf War Illness (Gulf War Syndrome) Resources of Note
A few good relatively comprehensive Web sites
- Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses (US Department of Veteran’s Affairs)
This Web site includes
- a Gulf War Registry Program (http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/registry_exam.asp) for Gulf War Veterans who have health concerns that they believe are related to their Gulf War service. This program provides eligible Gulf War Veterans a free specialized and comprehensive health examination with blood work, urinalysis, other testing as indicated, and answers to questions relating to any Gulf Warenvironmental exposures. If you are interested in this program, please contact the Environmental Health Coordinator (http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/coordinators.asp) at your local VA.
- War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
This Web page has links to information about deployment related exposures , deployment related health conditions, and health information fact sheets.
Medical Librarian Karen Estrada is the publisher. “Mrs. Estrada serves clinical medical professionals state-side and abroad (military & civilian), members of the military, veterans, military families, military medicine/health researchers, and organizations (mil/vet) located all over the globe including ‘in theater’ (Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait).”
A few more Web sites
- Examining Possible Causes of Gulf War Illness :RAND Policy investigation and review of the scientific literature
- The National Academies Press is up to at least volume 8 in its series Gulf War and Health Go here and scroll down to Gulf; this is the result of searching the site for Gulf War and Health
These online books are rather lengthy (400 pages and up) but are comprehensive and the contents can be searched.These books are written by the top experts in the fields.
If you come across something in one of the books, you might consider emailing one of the authors. Many experts are quite willing to share information.
Here are a few of the titles
- Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines (2000)
- Gulf War and Health: Volume 2: Insecticides and Solvents
- Gulf War and Health: Volume 3: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War
- Gulf War and Health: Volume 6: Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress …and, lastly, a few related articles
- Questions remain over Gulf War Syndrome (first4lawyers)
- Gulf War: 9,000 (UK) Ex-Troops Still Suffering (Sky News)
- VA Benefits More Readily Accessible to Gulf War Vets ((VA Benefits Blog))
- Health Benefits for Nine New Diseases (VA Benefits Blog)
- Post-deployment PTSD symptoms more common in military personnel with prior mental health disorders (Science Daily 2 May 2011)
- Behavioral health research stimulates policy changes for care of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans
AcademyHealth recognizes military health research study with 2011 HSR Impact Award