Snippet from the article:
More than 80 percent of a sample of Air Force women deployed in Iraq and other areas around the world report suffering from persistent fatigue, fever, hair loss and difficulty concentrating, according to a University of Michigan study.
The pattern of health problems reported by 1,114 women surveyed in 2006 and 2007 is similar to many symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, the controversial condition reported by veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Full article at University of Michigan — Women and war: The toll of deployment on physical health
Being in a new environment a long way from home, missing loved ones, and certainly war itself can all be extremely stressful, so I can’t say I’m entirely shocked by the high percentages of women that have health issues (and specifically, hair loss).