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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:29:53 GMT

Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.(image)

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Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:00:44 GMT

A new blood test may be as accurate as a test requiring a painful spinal tap for differentiating Parkinson's disease from similar disorders, according to a study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.(image)

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What is Parkinson's disease?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:14:13 GMT

Parkinson's disease is a "progressive disorder of the nervous system," according to the Mayo Clinic, that primarily affects a patient's movement. It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time. There is no test for Parkinson's, so it is occasionally misdiagnosed.(image)

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Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:54:08 GMT

There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.(image)

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Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:59:37 GMT

Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.(image)

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A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:11:52 GMT

If you've never had a random stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you're lucky. You're also probably not a black woman.(image)

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Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:51:19 GMT

Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication.(image)

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Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:50:57 GMT

As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."(image)

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Colorado trains K-9 police to save their dogs from opioid overdoses

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:52:00 GMT

Officer Brian Laas remembers the scene with vivid clarity -- it was earlier this fall, and he, along with his four-legged partner Rudy, had been called to a home in suburban Denver with a warrant for the arrest of one person who lived there.(image)

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Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:27:43 GMT

The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.(image)

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What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:27:51 GMT

Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.(image)

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CTE confirmed in living player for first time

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:11:49 GMT

Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.(image)

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Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:57:30 GMT

A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.(image)

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Childbirth is killing black women in the US

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT

In the US, black women are about three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. One mother opens up about surviving and fighting for others.(image)

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Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:42:26 GMT

New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam.(image)

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Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:33:07 GMT

Codeine prescriptions for children who have had their tonsils and adenoids removed have decreased since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring a black box warning on the products four years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, some children continue to be prescribed codeine, and other opioid prescriptions for children have continued to rise since then.(image)

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It wasn't spinach that caused man's 'Popeye' arm

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:19:20 GMT

When one of the tendons that connects the biceps to the shoulder tears, it can result in "Popeye" sign, where the muscle bulges unnaturally underneath the skin.(image)

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During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:49:30 GMT

The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it.(image)

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Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:06:14 GMT

The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine.(image)

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The benefits for men who 'marry up'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:28:12 GMT

A new study published in the journal Demography found that more men are "marrying up" than women, which could mean "men are getting the benefit from women's progress," according to one of the lead researchers.(image)

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How active shooters are changing school security in the US

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:23:37 GMT

Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.(image)

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The last abortion clinic in Kentucky

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:36:14 GMT

Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. That could become reality again in her home state of Kentucky.(image)

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How does your child's screen time measure up?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:25:57 GMT

It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry.(image)

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FDA approves pill with digital tracking device you swallow

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:09:36 GMT

A psychiatric medication system in the form of a pill with a built-in digital tracking device gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday.(image)

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Nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:17:04 GMT

Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans -- 46% -- are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines released Monday.(image)

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Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:21:32 GMT

It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.(image)

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Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:07:58 GMT

When he first sees me, Sandy Halperin always gives a surprised snort and then a cackle of delight. Before I know it, I'm enveloped in a bear hug, snuggled close and patted heartily on the back. If I'm lucky and Sandy remembers that he really likes me, I'll get a back scratch too, a true Halperin hug.(image)

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Sandy Hook gun lawsuit gets its day in Connecticut Supreme Court

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:42:05 GMT

Lawyers representing the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims had another chance to say why they believe gun companies should be held accountable in Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday, a month shy of the fifth anniversary of the shooting that killed 26 people, 20 of them children.(image)

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Kratom has 'deadly risks,' warns FDA

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:42:02 GMT

Kratom has "deadly risks" and might even "expand the opioid epidemic", warns FDA.(image)

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Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:33:47 GMT

Heart failure tied to use of methamphetamines is on the rise among US veterans, suggests a preliminary study presented Tuesday at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association.(image)

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