A study done by researchers at the University of Iowa rules out the possibility of a “Gulf War Syndrome.” Many U-S soldiers who served in the Persian Gulf have complained they have a “mystery illness.” U-of-I researchers studied the medical problems of 19-hundred Iowa Gulf War veterans — and 18-hundred Iowa soldiers who weren’t deployed. University of Iowa professor Bradley Doebbeling says the frequency of symptoms reported were 90-percent higher among soldiers who did duty in the gulf, but their aches and pains weren’t much different from the other troops. Doebbling says they’re doing follow up research to determine why the incidents of illness are higher among the deployed troops. The U-of-I study is being published in the latest issue of the “American Journal of Medicine.
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