Thirty years ago, George H.W. Bush was the U.S. President, and the United States was in a two-month war: Operation Desert Storm. A total of 154 U.S. service members died and approximately 250,000 returned home suffering from a host of chronic symptoms, ranging from memory deficits, mood disorders, gastrointestinal problems, to headaches and sleep disorders. These health problems, caused by exposure during battle to chemicals such as pesticides, nerve agents and certain prophylactic drugs, continue to plague these veterans — a diagnosis known as Gulf War Illness.
Stories from Drexel University's media relations team
Month: December 2021
Q+A: Could Information Literacy Lessons Fix Our ‘Information Disorder’ Crisis?
People have been getting it wrong or flat-out lying since they were old enough to play “whisper down the lane” or “telephone” at recess. Now that the story is being passed tweet by retweet and […]
A ‘Vicious Cycle’ of Nonfatal Overdoses Causes ‘Alzheimer’s-like’ symptoms, Drexel Team Suggests
Deaths skyrocketing from the nation’s opioid crisis overshadows another growing nightmare for communities and families across the United States: the long-term health effects of nonfatal opioid overdoses. In a new review paper in International Journal […]