Military service linked to Lou Gehrig’s disease

WASHINGTON – Military service, particularly in the Gulf War, may be linked to development of Lou Gehrig’s disease, the Institute of Medicine said Friday. The evidence, however, is limited and inconsistent, the Institute said. The degenerative nerve disease, formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, gradually destroys the ability to control movement. Patients lose […]

The new Veterans among us, women

CHICAGO – When Maj. Margaret Oglesby went to Washington in 2004 for a celebration of black women veterans who had served in combat, she was stunned to feel, for once, not alone. Throughout her nearly nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, she was accustomed to being in her own category: a woman, an African-American, an officer, a […]

Agent Orange exposure tied to Vietnam vets’ ills

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Vietnam veterans who sprayed the herbicides like Agent Orange decades ago in Vietnam are at an increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic breathing problems, a new study shows. Agent Orange, a weed killer containing dioxin, was widely used during the Vietnam War, Dr. Han […]

Home Depot Commemorates Veterans Day by Offering a 10 Percent Discount

ATLANTA, Nov. 6 – The Home Depot(R), the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced that the Company is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veterans Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a […]

Kerry draws Republican fire over Iraq remarks

The Republican Party on Tuesday gained a late burst of energy in its flagging mid-term congressional election campaign following remarks by John Kerry, the losing 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, in which he appeared to denigrate US soldiers serving in Iraq. Mr Kerry, who is also planning to put his name forward for the 2008 Democratic […]