Gulf War

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Synonyms for Gulf War

a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders

a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) drafted a committee of 16 experts at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs to try to develop a case definition for what's now called Gulf War illness in order to help standardize diagnosis, inclusion in research studies, and treatments.
Grace Ziem, one of the leading physicians treating the chemically injured, including Gulf War veterans, uses a special blood test to discover what the patient is lacking in the way of specific vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential micronutrients.
He was among dozens who took part in a protest walk in London on Monday, from the Union Jack Club in Waterloo to Westminster calling for better treatment for those with Gulf War Syndrome.
The current committee examined the peer-reviewed literature published since 2005 with a specific focus on health outcomes that the earlier report noted as appearing to have a higher prevalence among Gulf War deployed veterans.
We have asked them (the MoD) to accept Gulf War Syndrome so the veterans don't have to go through further distress.
Nine times out of ten, Gulf War veterans' applications for war pensions are rejected," he claimed.
The committee, includes active duty and retired servicemembers, veterans of the first Gulf War and other conflicts, representatives of the major veterans service organizations, medical experts, and a widow and family members of Gulf War I veterans.
Twenty-six names appear on the section for the Persian Gulf War and 35 names have been etched on the section for the Global War on Terrorism.
As of 2006, about 211,000 women aged 18 to 54 years had served during Gulf War era II.
The study's authors said there is a lack of data needed to determine whether many long-term health problems are associated with service in the Gulf War because there were inadequate screenings and medical exams before deployment and only limited examinations of soldiers when they returned.
In recent times War Pension Tribunals have accepted that Gulf War Syndrome exists, awarding pensions to suffering ex-service personnel.
The 48-year-old's life has been ruined after a string of illnesses plagued her following her service in the 1991 Gulf War.
Applying Erikson, Kohlberg, and Purkey and Schmidt's theories of development to adolescent groups who experienced World War II, the Vietnam War, or the Persian Gulf War facilitates a more comprehensive understanding of those adolescents whose schemes of war have been shaped by the War in Iraq.
Use your own knowledge of current events to write a five-sentence paragraph identifying differences between the first Gulf war and the current war in Iraq.