Iraq War Contractors Allege Obligation To Seal Brief In $81 Million Award Appeal
PORTLAND, Ore - Iraq war contractors challenging the $81 million judgment for a dozen Oregon National Guard members chosen for a bellwether trial of hexavalent chromium exposure personal injury claims filed a response Aug. 2 in support of their motion to file under seal their opening brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; two trade groups filed briefs Aug. 2 in support of overturning the judgment (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 13-35513, 9th Cir.; See 8/6/13, Page 34). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 22, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Driving simulator performance of Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars - Amick MM, Kraft M, McGlinchey R.
Driving simulator performance was examined in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Veterans to objectively evaluate driving abilities among this cohort who self-report poorer driving safety postdeployment. OIF/OEF Veterans (n = 25) ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Mental- and physical-health effects of acute exposure to media images of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the Iraq War - Silver RC, Holman EA, Andersen JP, Poulin M, McIntosh DN, Gil-Rivas V.
Millions of people witnessed early, repeated television coverage of the September 11 (9/11), 2001, terrorist attacks and were subsequently exposed to graphic media images of the Iraq War. In the present study, we examined psychological- and physical-health... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US Soldiers from Iraq with PTSD are not Getting...
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that large numbers of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanastan suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and other mental health disorders. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - August 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

In Iraq, UN goodwill envoy Pau Gasol urges aid for children affected by Syrian crisis
Pau Gasol, National Basketball Association (NBA) champion and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), has wrapped up a visit to Iraq by urging additional support for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian children forced out of their homeland by conflict. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 31, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Performance on the green word memory test following Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom-era military service: Test failure is related to evaluation context - McCormick CL, Yoash-Gantz RE, McDonald SD, Campbell TC, Tupler LA.
This study investigates prior reports of high neuropsychological symptom validity test (SVT) failure rates in post-deployed Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) active and veteran military personnel, using a large, multi-site sample... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Pediatric head injury during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom - Klimo P, Ragel BT, Armonda R, Kofford S, McCafferty RR.
INTRODUCTION: Children are the inevitable and unfortunate victims of armed conflicts throughout history. The operations in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) were no different. METHODS: Using the Joint Theater Traum... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WHO’s Iraq Birth Defect Study Omits Causation
Discussion and preparation for the study that started in mid-2011 was conducted in the wake of reports and individual studies conducted in Iraq which found a significant increase in the prevalence of congenital birth defects, says WHO. Previous studies also pointed at some kind of correlation between metal pollutants, possibly DU used in 2003 and 2004 during the U.S. military attacks in Fallujah, with congenital birth defects in the region. However, the causes will not be part of the MOH and WHO study. And this is what has invited criticism from some health experts and scientists. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sudeshna Chowdhury Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Population TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Afghanistan birth defects Britain depleted uranium (DU) Source Type: news

Critical concerns in Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran-forensic interface: combat-related postdeployment criminal violence - Sreenivasan S, Garrick T, McGuire J, Smee DE, Dow D, Woehl D.
Identifying whether there is a nexus between Iraq and Afghanistan combat injuries and civilian violence on return from deployment is complicated by differences in reactions of individuals to combat exposure, the overlapping effects of traumatic brain injur... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Critical concerns in Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran-forensic interface: veterans treatment court as diversion in rural communities - Smee DE, McGuire J, Garrick T, Sreenivasan S, Dow D, Woehl D.
The veteran-forensic interface is an emerging area of relevance to forensic clinicians assessing or treating returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans facing criminal sanctions. Veterans' Treatment Court (VTC) represents a recent diversion mechanism for ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Defense Motion To Modify $81 Million Final Judgment For Iraq War Veterans Denied
PORTLAND, Ore. - The magistrate judge presiding over the personal injury lawsuit filed by Oregon National Guard members in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission issued an order on June 4 denying a motion by the contractors to modify or amend the May 10 final judgment awarding $81 million to the 12 veterans whose claims were tried in October 2012; the supersedeas bond binding the defendants' insurance carriers for the principal amount plus interest was approved May 23 by the magistrate judge (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 20, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Spinal injuries in United States military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan: an epidemiological investigation involving 7,877 combat casualties from 2005-2009 - Schoenfeld AJ, Laughlin MD, McCriskin BJ, Bader JO, Waterman BR, Belmont PJ.
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of a prospective dataset.Objective: Determine the incidence and epidemiology of combat-related spinal injuries for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Summary of Background Data: Recent studies have identified a marked... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The effectiveness of contracted coalitions: Private security contractors in Iraq - Petersohn U.
The debate on the effectiveness of Private Security Contractors (PSCs) in Iraq has been waged ever since their first appearance. Statists have argued that they are much less effective than regular troops, while neoliberals consider them an effective supple... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

$81 Million Judgment Entered In Oregon National Guard Iraq War C6 Exposure Lawsuit
PORTLAND, Ore - The magistrate judge presiding over the personal injury lawsuit filed by Oregon National Guard members in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission issued an order May 10 awarding $81 million to the 12 veterans whose claims were tried in October 2012; Oregon was granted leave to intervene May 9 to pursue its claim of 60 percent of the $75 million punitive damages award (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632, D. Ore.; See 5/7/13, Page 4). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 24, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Iraq War Contractors Press Opposition To Jurisdiction In Appeal Of C6 Injury Suit
NEW ORLEANS - Iraq War contractors sued in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for personal injuries allegedly caused by hexavalent chromium exposure at an oil extraction site in Iraq filed a redacted reply brief April 24 in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in support of dismissing the claims for lack of jurisdiction under the political question doctrine and the combat activities exception in the Federal Tort Claims Act (Mark McManaway, et al. v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 12-20763, 5th Cir.; See 4/16/13, Page 36). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 24, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Iraq War Contractors Denied Retrial In Oregon Guard Suit For C6 Poisoning Injuries
PORTLAND, Ore. - The magistrate judge presiding over the personal injury lawsuit filed by Oregon National Guard members for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on April 26 reduced the noneconomic compensatory damages award from $850,000 to $500,000 for each of the 12 veterans whose claims were tried in October; defense motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial were denied (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632, D. Ore.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60390; See 3/5/13, Page 23). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 10, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder
A British academic has gathered evidence suggesting garden was created at Nineveh, 300 miles from BabylonThe whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from antiquity. The inability of archaeologists to find traces of it among Babylon's ancient remains led some even to doubt its existence.Now a British academic has amassed a wealth of textual evidence to show that the garden was instead created at Nineveh, 300 miles from Babylon, in the early 7th century BC.After 18 years of study, Stephanie Dalley of Oxford Universit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: The Guardian Middle East and North Africa World news The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Archaeology Wonders of the world Iraq Science Source Type: news

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder
A British academic has gathered evidence suggesting garden was created at Nineveh, 300 miles from BabylonThe whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from antiquity. The inability of archaeologists to find traces of it among Babylon's ancient remains led some even to doubt its existence.Now a British academic has amassed a wealth of textual evidence to show that the garden was instead created at Nineveh, 300 miles from Babylon, in the early 7th century BC.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Archaeology Science Wonders of the world The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Middle East and North Africa Iraq World news Source Type: news

[Slideshow] Iraqi Civilians Injured in War Get the Treatment They Need
Nearly a decade ago, when unrelenting violence in Iraq was driving NGOs out of the country, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a surgery program for wounded Iraqi civilians in neighboring Jordan, which was politically stable and has an excellent medical infrastructure. MSF is still running the surgery program today. Patients are civilians wounded by bombs, explosions, or gunshots in conflicts across the region, a neglected population that cannot access or afford to pay for the complex treatment they need. They have severe, complicated injuries that were not treated right...
Source: MSF Multimedia - May 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Increased Mental Health Care Needed in Iraq
Iraq 2009 © Khalil Sayyad Basra, where MSF established an international team in 2008 BAGHDAD/NEW YORK, APRIL 30, 2013—The Iraqi Ministry of Health and its supporters should improve access to mental health care services for a population still reeling from decades of conflict, political instability, and social upheaval, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report released today. The report, Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq, shows how the toll of day-to-day violence has affect...
Source: MSF News - April 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mental health project empowers Iraqis to take back their lives
Decades of conflict, political instability and social upheaval have left many Iraqis vulnerable to psychological stress, mental health disorders and in need of mental health care, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a new report launched in Baghdad today. MSF’s report, Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq, records examples of the impact daily violence has had on many Iraqis –adults and children – and describes the development, together with the Ministry of Health, of a program to provide counselling care. There is an urgent need to scale up mental healt...
Source: MSF News - April 29, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Iraq Mental Health NEWS Frontpage Source Type: news

Israel OK's entry of 3 Iraqi children for treatment in heart program
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 29 (UPI) -- Three Iraqi children, ages 1, 4 and 5, will receive treatment in Israel in the Save a Child's Heart program, officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel OKs entry of 3 Iraqi children for treatment in heart program
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 29 (UPI) -- Three Iraqi children, ages 1, 4 and 5, will receive treatment in Israel in the Save a Child's Heart program, officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic injuries of permanent teeth among 6- to 12-year-old Iraqi children: a 4-year retrospective study - Yassen GH, Chin JR, Al-Rawi BA, Mohammedsharif AG, Alsoufy SS, Hassan LA, Salim LH, Eckert G.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify the types, causes, and other factors associated with traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) in the permanent teeth of children in Mosul, Iraq. METHODS: Data were collected from the dental records o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Iraq War Veterans File Brief In 5th Circuit Appeal By KBR To Dismiss C6 Injury Suit
NEW ORLEANS - Iraq War veterans suing contractors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for personal injuries allegedly caused by hexavalent chromium exposure at an oil extraction site in Iraq filed a redacted appellee brief April 5 in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; the contractors argue in a redacted appellant brief filed Feb. 22 that the claims should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction under the political question doctrine and the combat activities exception in the Federal Tort Claims Act (Mark McManaway, et al. v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 12-20763, 5th Cir.; See 12/18/12, Page 28). (Sou...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Motions To Share Discovery, Sanction Plaintiffs' Counsel Denied In Iraq War C6 Suit
PORTLAND, Ore - The magistrate judge presiding over the personal injury lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon by Oregon National Guard members for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission issued an order March 25 denying a motion to modify a protective order to permit the veterans to share discovery with the United States and a defense motion for the imposition of sanctions on the plaintiffs for violating a restrictive order imposed on the parties before an October 2012 trial on the claims of a dozen test plaintiffs (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632, ...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Steps Necessary to Ease Iraq and Afghanistan Service
More than 2.2 million military service members have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and although the majority of have readjusted well to post-deployment life, a large minority -- 44 percent -- have reported problems. Although the U.S. departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and other agencies are actively trying to address the support needs of service members, veterans, and their families, the response has been slow and has not matched the magnitude of this population's requirements as many cope with a complex set of health, economic, and other challenges, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. D...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 15, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Iraq War Contractors File Redacted Brief In 5th Circuit Political Question Appeal
NEW ORLEANS - Contractors sued in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by Iraq war veterans for hexavalent chromium exposure at an oil extraction site in Iraq were granted leave Feb. 15 to file under seal in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals the appellant brief in their appeal of the August 2012 orders denying motions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction pursuant to the political question doctrine and the combat activities exception in the Federal Tort Claims Act; a redacted appellant brief was filed Feb. 22 (Mark McManaway, et al. v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 12-20763, 5th Cir.; See 12/18/12, Page 2...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 13, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

VIDEO: Iraq doctors report birth defect rise
Doctors at the Basra maternity hospital in Iraq have told the BBC that they have seen a 60% rise in birth defects since 2003. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping Immigrants Adjust to New England Winters
A class in Portland, Me., helps immigrants from places like Central Africa and Iraq adjust to frigid temperatures and icy streets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JESS BIDGOOD Tags: Snow and Snowstorms Portland (Me) Immigration and Emigration Refugees and Displaced Persons Weather Iraq Africa Source Type: news

Iraq doctor 'suspended' over torture
An Iraqi doctor found to have been "complicit in acts of torture" during Saddam Hussein's regime is suspended by a UK medical tribunal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The UK military experience of thoracic injury in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Poon H, Morrison JJ, Apodaca AN, Khan MA, Garner JP.
This study examines the pattern and mortality of thoracic wounding in the counter-insurgency conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan, and outlines the op... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guardian readers: Iraq war was not justified
Ambassador John Bolton's commentary Tuesday stirred up a lively debate about Iraq's past, present and futureGuardian readers responded with vigor to Ambassador John Bolton's column yesterday, which defended the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Nearly everyone who took the time to comment disagreed with the war, its motives and many of Bolton's claims.As the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war approaches on 19 March, the Guardian is running a series of analyses about the invasion and rebuilding of Iraq.Given that Ambassador Bolton's views are contrarian to most on Comment is free, we specifically reached out to readers to respond. Be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2013 Category: Science Authors: John Bolton, Heather Long Tags: Comment George Bush guardian.co.uk Saddam Hussein Weapons technology Iraq Comment is free Source Type: news

Iraqi American refugee youths' exposure to violence: relationship to attitudes and peers' perpetration of dating violence - Black BM, Chiodo LM, Weisz AN, Elias-Lambert N, Kernsmith P, Yoon JS, Lewandowski LA.
This exploratory study examines the relationships between exposure to violence in the community, school, home and dating relationships among Iraqi American youth. As Iraqi American youth are traditionally not allowed to date, dating violence measures focus... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drone Pilots Found to Get Stress Disorders Much as Those in Combat Do
A Defense Department study, the first of its kind, showed that pilots of drone aircraft experience mental health problems much like those of pilots who are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JAMES DAO Tags: United States Defense and Military Forces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Research Pilots Afghanistan Iraq Drones (Pilotless Planes) Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Epidemiology of moderate-to-severe penetrating versus closed traumatic brain injury in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars - Orman JA, Geyer D, Jones J, Schneider EB, Grafman J, Pugh MJ, Dubose J.
BACKGROUND: US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a greater proportion of service members with head and neck wounds caused by explosions compared with that of previous wars. Although penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Iraq War Contractors Argue Verdict For Oregon Veterans Invalid As A Matter Of Law
PORTLAND, Ore. - Iraq War contractors found liable in an October bellwether trial of the personal claims of a dozen Oregon National Guard members for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission filed a reply brief Jan. 29 in support of their motion pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(b) for an order overturning the verdict and the $85 million award (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632, D. Ore.; 2012 U.S. Dist. 179494; See 2/5/13, Page 15). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

VA to lose both CIO, CTO
Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Roger Baker and CTO Peter Levin are both leaving the agency after three years. Levin and Baker’s tenure came as the VA was in the midst of serving thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to streamline healthcare and disability benefits in the digital age. read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - February 20, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anthony Brino Tags: Online Only Afghanistan Department of Veterans Affairs Industry News Iraq Peter Levin Roger Baker Policy and Legislation Telehealth Source Type: news

Wikileaks and Iraq body count: the sum of parts may not add up to the whole-a comparison of two tallies of Iraqi civilian deaths - Carpenter D, Fuller T, Roberts L.
Introduction The number of civilians killed in Iraq following the 2003 invasion has proven difficult to measure and contentious in recent years. The release of the Wikileaks War Logs (WL) has created the potential to conduct a sensitivity analysis of the c... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Oregon National Guard Members Oppose Judgment Motion Filed By Iraq War Contractors
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon National Guard members who were awarded $85 million on Nov. 2 in a bellwether trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for hexavalent chromium exposure during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission filed briefs on Jan. 8 and Jan. 11 opposing a defense motion to find their counsel in contempt of court for violating the trial gag order and a defense motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict (Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR, Inc., et al., No. 09-632, D. Ore.; 2012 U.S. Dist. 179494; See 1/8/13, Page 4). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 6, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

US military struggling to stop suicide epidemic among war veterans
Last year, more active-duty soldiers killed themselves than died in combat. And after a decade of deployments to war zones, the Pentagon is bracing for things to get much worseLibby Busbee is pretty sure that her son William never sat through or read Shakespeare's Macbeth, even though he behaved as though he had. Soon after he got back from his final tour of Afghanistan, he began rubbing his hands over and over and constantly rinsing them under the tap."Mom, it won't wash off," he said."What are you talking about?" she replied."The blood. It won't come off."On 20 March last year, the soldier's...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ed Pilkington Tags: Psychology United States War reporting World news guardian.co.uk Suicide rates US military Afghanistan Editorial Obama administration Iraq Source Type: news

Double arm transplant for US veteran of Iraq war - video
An ex-serviceman who lost his arms and legs in Iraq has gone on to complete a bilateral transplant (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2013 Category: Science Tags: United States World news guardian.co.uk Medical research US military Source Type: news

Iraq war veteran gets double arm transplant
Brendan Marrocco, former US army sergeant who lost both arms and legs in Iraq, has successful bilateral arm transplant surgeryA retired US army sergeant who underwent a double arm transplant after losing his limbs in Iraq has been discharged from the Johns Hopkins hospital.Sergeant Brendan Marrocco, 26, of Staten Island, New York, said he was anxious to return to an active life after the successful bilateral arm transplant surgery six weeks ago at the renowned Baltimore hospital."I feel like I'm getting a second chance to start over," he said at a news conference. "I'm just looking forward to everything I wo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2013 Category: Science Tags: United States World news guardian.co.uk Medical research US military Science Source Type: news

Iraq vet undergoes successful double-arm transplant
A U.S. Army infantryman who lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside explosion in Iraq has undergone radical transplant surgery that may help him regain use of his arms. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hero soldier who lost all four limbs in Iraq blast becomes first U.S.veteran to receive double arm transplant
Brendan Marrocco, the first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant in Baltimore. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild traumatic brain injury and pain in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans - Romesser J, Booth J, Benge J, Pastorek N, Helmer D.
The purpose of this study was to describe the pain experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans with and without a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) who present to polytrauma clinics for evaluation and management. W... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: Investigation of visual attention in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans - Barlow-Ogden K, Poynter W.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are prevalent dual impairments in veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Attention problems are a common self-reported complaint of veterans with mTBI, but relat... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Relationship of screen-based symptoms for mild traumatic brain injury and mental health problems in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: Distinct or overlapping symptoms? - Maguen S, Lau KM, Madden E, Seal K.
This study used factor analytic techniques to differentiate distinct from overlapping screen-based symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. These symptoms were derived ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Visual symptomatology and referral patterns for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans with traumatic brain injury - Bulson R, Jun W, Hayes J.
Advances in protective armor technology and changes in the "patterns of war" have created a population of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) that provide a unique challenge to Department ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Honour'-based violence and Kurdish communities: Moving towards action and change in Iraqi Kurdistan and the UK - Hague G, Gill AK, Begikhani N.
This paper discusses 'honour'-based violence (HBV) and 'honour' killings in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (in the north of Iraq) and the UK. HBV consists of violence committed, most commonly, against (young) women by male relatives and is usually carried out ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news