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Committee Meeting to Discuss New Research into Gulf War Illness

The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses will be meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss proposed studies focusing on the illness.

The committee was created in Congress in 1998 with the goal of eventually improving the health of Veterans who served during the Gulf War.

As troops returned home at the end of the first Gulf War, many began developing health problems that did not fit any diagnosis. Some Veterans suffer from symptoms, such as fatigue, joint pain, headaches, respiratory disorders and gastrointestinal disorders. The cause of these symptoms is still unknown.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the Lafayette Building at 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., in Room 1143. On January 31, the meeting will begin at 8 am and adjourn at 5 pm. On February 1, the meeting will be 8 am to 12:30 pm. There will be time set aside on both days for public comment.

For more information, please visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-17/pdf/2012-710.pdf


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