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Archive for August 15th 2011
WASHINGTON, DC— Families of servicemembers who commit suicide will now receive condolence letters from the President, just as families of troops who die in combat or of other service-related injuries currently do.
Philadelphia - Veterans who have attempted to kill themselves suffer elevated risks of mortality from all causes, not just suicide, according to a recent study. And the problem is not likely to improve anytime soon: The study cited research showing that troops returning from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have a greater suicide risk than veterans of past wars.
PTSD could be linked to a compromised immune system in war veterans, according to preliminary results of a study.
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