Neurological disorders

June 22, 2017 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age? There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia. But a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training might offer some help. The report says...
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FILE - This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles. A new study released on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. Experts have called for a national effort to learn more about pot and its chemical cousins. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 24, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one...
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Pope Francis caresses a sick woman during an audience with Huntington's disease sufferers and their families, in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Francis is trying to end the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers are often shunned and isolated. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 18, 2017 - 7:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington's Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical and psychiatric effects that its sufferers are often shunned and abandoned...
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This image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a photomicrograph of Neisseria meningitidis. A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday, May 8, 2017. The U.S. CDC tested samples from four of the deceased people and found the bacteria, called Neisseria meningitidis. The bacteria is to blame for a “meningitis belt” in sub-Saharan Africa that passes close to Liberia. (James Volk/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday. The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain infection, as well as blood infections. The country has reported 31 illnesses...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Glen Campbell performing during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell is releasing his final studio album, which was recorded shortly after his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in 2011. The record label, Universal Music Enterprises, announced Friday, April 14, 2017, that the album, “Adios,” will be released on June 9. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, file)
April 14, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Glen Campbell is releasing his final studio album, recorded shortly after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in 2011. The record label, Universal Music Enterprises, announced Friday that the album, "Adios," will be released on June 9...
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This photo provided by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. shows the label on a bottle of the drug Ingrezza. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Ingrezza, the first drug for treating a neurological syndrome that causes uncontrollable body movements that can also interfere with speech, swallowing and breathing. (Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 6:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for treating a neurological syndrome that causes uncontrollable body movements that can also interfere with speech, swallowing and breathing. The sometimes-disabling disorder, tardive dyskinesia, is caused by some widely used...
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Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, stands by his seat and looks around House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday, March 24, 2017. Holland earlier told lawmakers that he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 24, 2017 - 6:02 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with "the gusto of a hound dog." "As a professional undertaker, I have...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Barry Cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston. A verdict has been reached Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the case. Cadden, president of New England Compounding Center, faces multiple counts in a fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy, which killed dozens and sickened hundreds of people in 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 22, 2017 - 4:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country. Prosecutors said Barry Cadden, 50,...
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March 22, 2017 - 10:00 am
BOSTON (AP) — A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacy co-founder charged in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 others in 2012. Barry Cadden is charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder, conspiracy and other charges under the...
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March 21, 2017 - 5:05 pm
U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that causes tremors and movement difficulties. The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved Xadago (Zah-DAH'-goh) for use when a patient's regular medicines aren't working well...
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