Category: Birth defects

Business Plans Funeral for Veteran Without Known Family

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- We don’t know much about 74-year-old James Beavers. Only that he served our country during the Vietnam war. For three weeks the coroner’s office worked to find any known relatives. Since no one has stepped up D.O. McComb & Sons will provide funeral services and burial. Beavers died on Nov. 23…. Read more »

Brain Bank Opens To Help Study PTSD In War Veterans

The national brain bank is seeking veterans with PTSD to participate in research about PTSD that affects veterans. Veterans without PTSD are also eligible to participate in the brain bank because it is important to study veterans without PTSD to compare the impact of stress, trauma and PTSD on brain tissue. OKLAHOMA CITY – Post-Traumatic… Read more »

Memorial to Soldiers who Died in Vietnam Scheduled to Return to View

The “Above and Beyond Memorial” is scheduled to be re-installed this winter at the Harold Washington Library Center and will be opened to the public Feb. 20. In addition to checking names, museum staff are adding the names of veterans whose deaths in the war have been confirmed by the Department of Defense. By Annie… Read more »

An Agent Orange Christmas Thailand

‘An Agent Orange Christmas’ Thailand Agent Orange, a powerful herbicide, laced with dioxin, chemically eliminated dense jungle growth for military purposes during the Vietnam War. The elimination of jungle providing enemy concealment was a primary use of Agent Orange. Nations exposed to Agent Orange during the War include Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines,… Read more »

Agent Orange Producer Monsanto Going to Trial For Crimes Against Humanity

World According To Monsanto

If you’ve been waiting to finally see Monsanto – one of the most hated companies in the world – to pay for its ecocide, knowing harm of human life, and devastation of our pollinators, then you won’t have to wait much longer. Several activist groups joined by food and farming experts are suing Monsanto for… Read more »

Remnants of Agent Orange, Radioactivity on Fort Detrick, Post is Investigating

Fort Detrick is investigating locations scattered through its main post for remnants of Agent Orange and radioactive waste in addition to ongoing toxin testing near Area B. Joseph Gortva, manager of the Fort Detrick Environmental Restoration Program, presented the information to the Restoration Advisory Board on Wednesday evening as part of his division’s planned activities… Read more »

Epigenetics and Male Reproduction: Consequences of Paternal Lifestyle on Fertility

Molecular basis of epigenetics The main epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression regulation are represented by DNA methylation, histone modifications, and small, non-coding RNAs. Paternal exposure to toxins or ionizing radiation Great attention has been devoted to the effects of paternal exposures to environmental toxins or low-dose ionizing radiation, and of paternal lifestyle [145]. Several studies… Read more »

Vietnam Veterans Deserve Their Honor Flights

The statistics are well-known about World War II veterans: The average age is 92, and they’re dying at a rate of 492 a day. Of the 16 million WWII vets, just 855,000 are still alive, according to the Veterans Administration. They’re a bit less known for Korean War vets: The average age is about 83,… Read more »

Agent Orange Activist Resigns

IMMEADIATE RELEASE Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA) Kelly L. Derricks, Board Member Steps Down October, 27, 2015 Kelly L. Derricks resigned effective immediately, September 21, 2015, as President and Board Member of Children of Vietnam Veterans (COVVHA). This is the same group she co-founded with Heather Bowser in 2012. Kelly has been a… Read more »

Agent Orange Linked to Increased Risk of MGUS in Some Vietnam Veterans

By Miriam Falco on Thursday, October 15, 2015 US Air Force veterans who participated in the spraying missions of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have a more than twofold increased risk of developing a condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, or MGUS, a precursor to multiple myeloma. An association between Agent Orange and… Read more »