Comittee says 'Gulf War Syndrome' is real

November 18, 2008 7:21:16 PM PST
A committee of independent scientists and veterans says 'Gulf War Syndrome' is a legitimate illness.

The committee was put together at the request of Congress. It found the syndrome is different from the mental shell-shock suffered by veterans in other wars.

At least a quarter of the 700-thousand troops who served in the Persian Gulf War are affected.

Symptoms can include headaches, widespread pain, skin rashes, digestive problems and difficulty thinking.

The committee said Congress should boost funding for more research.


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