A child's flu vaccine can help the elderly from dying of flu

A child's flu vaccine can help the elderly from dying of flu

DALLAS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- It is critical to seek medical attention immediately if those sickened by the flu experience chest pains or breathing difficulties, U.S. researchers say.

Paper links Iraq nerve gas to illnesses

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A new scientific paper offers evidence nerve agents released during the 1991 Iraq war could have carried downwind and fallen on American troops in Saudi Arabia.

Barbers help black men manage hypertension

DALLAS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Barbers, long linked to medical care, are effective in testing blood pressure and encouraging their clientele to seek a doctor's care, U.S. researchers say.

Privacy issues jam Gulf War illness probe

DALLAS, July 26 (UPI) -- Disputes between University of Texas Southwestern researchers and the Veterans Administration are delaying finding causes of Gulf War illnesses, officials said.

Gulf War syndrome linked to chemicals

DALLAS, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers link brain damage consistent with chemical exposure in veterans with Gulf War syndrome.

Brain scans to detect Gulf War syndrome

DALLAS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas said they are aiming to pinpoint specific areas of the the brain affected by Gulf War Syndrome.

New insights into Gulf War syndrome

DALLAS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Dallas researchers have uncovered damage in a specific, primitive part of the nervous systems of veterans suffering from Gulf War syndrome. The University of Texas team's work found that damage to the parasympathetic nervous system may account for nearly

Study: Soldiers have higher risk of ALS

BOSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- A third study has determined men who served in the military are 60 percent more likely to develop Lou Gehrig's disease than men who didn't.

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High stress leads to autoimmune diseases

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Vietnam War veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder seem more likely to develop autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis, researchers reported Wednesday.

Clemency request based on Gulf War illness

LUBBOCK, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A decorated Army veteran who wants President George W. Bush to halt his execution for a Texas murder suffered rare brain damage caused by exposure to toxins during the Gulf War, his lawyer said Friday.

Flu closes some Texas schools

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Texas health officials Friday monitored an early flu outbreak that has caused a dozen small school districts to shut down classes for a few days because of high absenteeism. Doug McBride, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Health, said reports of hig

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Robert Haley is a Canadian actor. He is probably most notable for having portrayed Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in the 1997 CBC Television miniseries The Arrow. He earned a 1993 Gemini Award nomination in the category Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress for Street Legal. He appeared in many television shows including King of Kensington.

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