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Gulf War Illness Can Persist 25 Years in Female Veterans

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More than a quarter-century after the Gulf War, female combat veterans have nearly double the  risk of reporting more than 20 total medical symptoms, including cognitive and respiratory issues, compared to their fellow female veterans who were not deployed, according to a new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health.

When troops started to come home from the Middle East following the conflict that lasted from August 1990 through February 1991, they reported a myriad of symptoms.

These included headaches, gastrointestinal complaints, skin ailments, forgetfulness, fatigue, particularly after exertion, and musculoskeletal pain, said Dr.

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