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    This is a new one on me.

    Studies Link Military Service, Lou Gehrig's Disease

    POSTED: 10:43 pm EST November 10, 2006
    UPDATED: 10:46 pm EST November 10, 2006

    WASHINGTON -- The Institute of Medicine says military service might be linked to the development of Lou Gehrig's disease.

    According to the institute's findings, five studies have been done on the subject. Three indicate a higher rate of the degenerative nerve disease among veterans of the Gulf War in the early 1990s. One found a link to veterans who served prior to that war and one found no link at all.

    The Institute says that it could not reach more definitive conclusions.

    The degenerative nerve disease gradually destroys the ability to control movement. Patients lose their ability to move or speak, but their minds remain unaffected. Most victims die of respiratory failure within a few years.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.
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    Alrighty then. Of all the things scientists could be researching...

    From the Minisitry of People With Too Much Time On Their Hands.
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