The Institute of Medicine--a non-governmental
advisory body to the U.S. government--released a report in April
2001showing "suggestive, but not conclusive" evidence linking veterans'
Agent Orange exposure to their children's development of acute
myelgenous leukemia, a fast-spreading form of leukemia that originates
in bone marrow cells. Following the release of the study, President Bush
directed the Veteran's Affairs Secretary to prepare legislation to
assist children with the disease. Also, last month the U.S. House of
Representatives unanimously voted to expand the list of service-related
illnesses for which Vietnam war veterans can claim compensation to
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