VA: Agent Orange effects may be worse than believed
    The lasting effects of Agent Orange and dioxin-based defoliants like it could be even more far-reaching for Vietnam War veterans than originally thought, putting vets at greater risk for developing heart disease, diabetes and respiratory problems, according to a recent Department of Veterans Affairs study.
    The study was conducted by a research team under the direction of Dr. Han K. Kang, director of VA's War Related Illness and Injury Studies Center. The study appears in the November issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. (More)