New research from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Scientists are calling for more research before a link can be made between antimalarial drugs and long term health concerns, including for U.S. troops and veterans.
The number of veterans seeking disability compensations for conditions they say were caused by antimalarial drugs they had to take prior to deployments is increasing, scientists said. But a definitive connection still hasn’t been found, and research to determine a connection is complicated by the wide range of toxic exposures service members are subjected to while deployed, researchers said in a new report this week. Malaria has affected nearly every U.S. military deployment since the Civil War and remains an ongoing threat to those deployed to the Middle East and other areas.