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http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/2002_11.html#000087 V.A. Finally Acknowledges Gulf War Syndrome On the eve of a second war with Iraq, the Department of Veteran Affairs has finally acknowledged that Gulf War veterans may be suffering from neurological damage caused by exposure to toxic materials during combat. The VA announced that it will make available up to $ 20 million for a research initiative in the next year. That is twice as large as any previous allocation for such research. The announcement was greeted with surprise and relief by veterans and activists, who are happy that their symptoms will no longer be dismissed as mere stress. Dr. Robert Haley, a committee member and chief of epidemiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says the stress theory is finallly "dead as a doornail." But the plan to go to war again, unfortunately, is not. Posted on November 1, 2002 @ 11:01AM. ~ Anai Rhoads - - - - http://savethechildren.org/childrenemerg.shtml http://www.thePetitionSite.com/takeaction/411151486 -- __________________________________________________________ Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at Mail.com http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk