Neurological disorders

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks during a lecture, in Concord, N.H. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She said that her diagnosis was made "some time ago" and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life." (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
October 23, 2018 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." The 88-year-old said doctors diagnosed her some time ago and that as her...
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October 16, 2018 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are...
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October 04, 2018 - 6:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Patrons of a famed nightclub in the German capital are being told to immediately visit a doctor to be checked for bacterial meningitis after they may have been exposed to the life-threatening illness on the dance floor. Berlin media outlets reported Thursday that a KitKatClub visitor...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Vernon Madison. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of Madison who lawyers say suffers from dementia and can no longer remember killing a police officer in 1985. Justices will hear arguments Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, on whether it would be unconstitutional to execute 68-year-old Madison who was convicted of killing Mobile police officer Julius Schulte in 1985. The U.S. Supreme Court has said death row prisoners have "rational understanding" that they are about to be executed and why. (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears willing to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can't recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution. The justices heard arguments on Tuesday in the case of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison...
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Principal Scientist Jessica Langbaum, right, and her mother, Ivy Segal, 67, go over procedures for Segal's gene testing Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix. Banner is conducting two studies that target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact in hope of preventing the disease. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 02, 2018 - 12:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and scientists so far have been unable to find a treatment to stop its progression in people who already have some mental decline. So two large studies are starting much earlier, trying to prevent the disease by targeting the...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018, photo as Brooke Adams, 5, comes back from a seizure, her mother Jana calms her after administering a cannabis-based medication (CBD) and oxygen at their home in Santa Rosa, Calif. A judge says the California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, with the family of the child. The Rincon Valley Union School District in Santa Rosa sought to ban the ointment because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 10:02 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2006 file photo, pills move through a precision weighing machine at a pharmaceutical manufacturers trade show in New York. A federal watchdog agency says thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without required safeguards. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 17, 2018 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog's investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. The report due Monday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72), and his wife Kaylee, right, pose for a photo as their son Oliver, reaches out to the NFL Man of the Year team nominee award presented to Frederick before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Arlington, Texas. Frederick's revelation that he is battling a rare neurological disorder will reverberate on and off the field for the Dallas Cowboys. They're likely to begin the season without their stalwart at center, and without knowing what will happen with their teammate's recovery. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
August 23, 2018 - 7:10 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Joe Looney grabbed the spotlight during training camp as the prankster who took the field in star running back Ezekiel Elliott's jersey, his cover blown by the gut sticking out under No. 21. Now that Looney has become the starting...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72) rests during a timeout in the team's NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. Frederick said Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body, and the four-time Pro Bowl player isn’t sure on a timetable for a return. Frederick says he has received two treatments for Guillain-Barre Syndrome over the past 48 hours and that the treatments will continue for several days. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
August 22, 2018 - 8:52 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body, and the four-time Pro Bowl player isn't sure on a timetable for a return. Frederick said he has received two...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013 file photo, actor Alan Alda listens during an interview at Stony Brook University, on New York's Long Island. Alda says he has Parkinson’s disease. Appearing Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on “CBS This Morning,” the former “MASH” star said he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder three and a half years ago. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
July 31, 2018 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson's disease. Appearing Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," the former "M.A.S.H." star said he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder three and a half years ago. Alda says he expects a tabloid will soon publish a story about his diagnosis...
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