VA to create lifetime electronic record system; Monthly use of acetaminophen can double risk of asthma;

> The VA and the Department of Defense have reached an agreement to assign a single lifetime personal identifier that would follow a service member from enlistment until death, Federal Computer Week reports. Article

> New evidence linking the use of acetaminophen to development of asthma and eczema suggests that even monthly use of the drug in adolescents may more than double risk of asthma compared to those who used none at all; yearly use was associated with a 50 percent increase in the risk of asthma, reports. Article

> Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a 5-year, $10.8 million grant to develop stem cell-based therapies that could be used to mitigate radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome--part of acute radiation syndrome (ARS)--for military personnel, first responders and the general public. Press release

> Exposure to high levels of ultrafine particles--invisible particles that can reach the smallest air passages in the lungs--may raise the risk of coronary heart disease in firefighters, reports a study in the August edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Press release

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