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The journal Environmental Health Perspectives has published the results of a study which investigated the links between Gulf War Illness (GWI) and where veterans were located during the war . What is Gulf War Illness? Gulf War Illness is described by the Veteran's Administration as “medically unexplained chronic multisymptom illnesses” affecting Gulf War Veterans. These illnesses include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
Functional gastrointestinal disorders
Undiagnosed illnesses with symptoms that may include but are not limited to: abnormal weight loss, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, muscle and joint pain, headache, menstrual disorders, neurological and psychological problems, skin conditions, respiratory disorders, and sleep disturbances.
For benefit purposes, the VA defines Gulf War Veterans as those who served on active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations any time during the first Gulf War starting August 2, 1990 throu...
Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about a type of skin cancer that is different from an abnormal mole or lesion. Moles or lesions can usually be removed surgically. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), however, is a skin cancer that resembles a rash rather than a new abnormal growth. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is almost like having "leukemia of the skin" in that there is an abnormal proliferation of blood cells that usually fight off infection (in this case, an expansion of the T-cells). Although there are various types of CTCL, the most common is known as mycosis fungoides. The cause of this condition is not known, although in some regions of the world, it has been linked to a virus known as human t-cell leukemia virus-1. Unlike other skin cancers, this cancer is in no way caused by too much sun exposure. CTCL affects approximately 5 people per million per year with men being affected twice as often as women. The condition tends to be found in older people, with the averag...
Alternative Names Pain - penis; Priapism Home Care How you treat penis pain at home depends on its cause. Talk to your health care provider about treatment. Ice packs may help ease the pain. If penis pain is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, it is important for your sexual partner to also be treated. An erection that does not go away (priapism) is a medical emergency. Get to the hospital emergency room immediately. Ask your health care provider about getting treatment for the condition causing priapism. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if you notice any of the following: An erection that does not go away (priapism) -- seek immediate medical attention Pain that lasts for more than 4 hours Pain with other unexplained symptoms What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will do a physical examination and take a medical history, which may include the following questions: When did the pain start? Is it always present? Is it a pain...
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