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Iowa Study Backs Gulf Vets

A survey of some 2,000 Persian Gulf War veterans in Iowa suggested they were up to three times more likely to suffer one or more symptoms than service members who were not in the 1991 war, according to results released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.

However, outside analysts said the study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was based on a telephone survey of veterans, without any opportunity for medical officials to confirm their illnesses.

The survey is to be included in a series of studies made public today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.


 

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Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

new  White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud.