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Stories with subject: Neurological disorders
  • School confirms 6th-grader's death from meningitis 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:11 pm
  • LOUISBURG, Kansas - A Kansas sixth-grader has died from complications of bacterial meningitis, but his school district and state health officials insist the disease is not contagious and does not pose a public health risk.

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:34 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia.

  • Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state and Georgia Regents University will work to help children with seizure disorders get access to a form of medical marijuana.

  • Epilepsy Foundation's balloon launch criticized 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:04 am
  • ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's plan to launch 60,000 celebratory balloons around the state next month is drawing criticism from environmentalists.

  • Panel backs use of cannabis extract medicine 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:05 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation allowing the use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

  • Social media helped in probe of Md. rabies death 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:05 am
  • ASHLAND, Kentucky - A coalition is hosting a second fundraiser on April 12 to benefit research at the University of Kentucky on Parkinson's disease.

  • Group raising money to fight Parkinson's disease 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 2:17 pm
  • ASHLAND, Kentucky - A coalition is hosting a second fundraiser on April 12 to benefit research at the University of Kentucky on Parkinson's disease.

  • Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:29 am
  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so.

  • Boy with Tourette's seeks understanding 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:05 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - In many ways, 10-year-old Mason Burke is just a normal kid.

  • N. Indiana. facility sued over tainted steroids 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:57 pm
  • ELKHART, Indiana - Seventy people have filed a lawsuit against a northern Indiana medical facility, saying they received contaminated steroid injections that caused them to contract fungal meningitis.

  • Alzheimer's patient found dead in SE Indiana pond 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:08 am
  • AURORA, Indiana - Police say a woman with Alzheimer's disease apparently drowned in a southeastern Indiana farm pond after she wandered from her home.

  • Ill. Senate OKs plan to expand medical marijuana 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:00 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A proposal that would allow minors with epilepsy to use medical marijuana is moving through the Illinois Legislature.

  • 8 meningitis diagnoses in Los Angeles County 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:34 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Health officials say eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis so far this year.

  • Music helps trigger Alzheimer patients' memories 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:28 pm
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - Ball State University students are using music to help bring patients with Alzheimer's disease out of their fog of memories.

  • Disabled man's friends raising money for van 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:09 am
  • WATERBURY, Connecticut - John Karbowicz had just been treated for lung cancer when he agreed to help repair a friend's roof and fell head-first to the sidewalk below in October 2012.

  • Tucson gym for Parkinson's patients growing 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 9:02 am
  • TUCSON, Arizona - A little more than two years have passed since a small gym, sandwiched between a church and discount grocery store on West Fort Lowell Road, opened for people with Parkinson's disease.

  • Princeton U. cancels overnight stay after outbreak 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:16 am
  • PRINCETON, New Jersey - Princeton University has canceled an overnight stay for incoming students because of a recent meningitis outbreak that's been linked to one death.

  • Summitt Foundation forms medical advisory council 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:03 am
  • KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The Pat Summitt Foundation has formed a Medical Advisory Council of prominent Alzheimer's disease experts from around the country.

  • Program to quickly find lost dementia patients 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:41 pm
  • PLATTE CITY, Missouri - Platte County is preparing to launch a program that authorities hope will help them more quickly locate mentally impaired people who go missing.

  • Utah to welcome marijuana for limited medical use 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:16 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Parents of Utah children with severe epilepsy are cheering a new state law that allows them to obtain a marijuana extract they say helps with seizures, but getting it involves navigating a thorny set of state and federal laws.

  • Ill. Senate panel passes medical cannabis proposal 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:41 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Legislation that would allow minors and those with epilepsy to use medical cannabis in Illinois is one step closer to law.

  • Widener ROTC student has less-serious meningitis 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 12:31 pm
  • CHESTER, Pennsylvania - An ROTC student at Widener University in eastern Pennsylvania is being treated for viral meningitis, a less-serious strain that isn't linked to an outbreak of bacterial meningitis at Princeton University in New Jersey that is being blamed in the death of a Pennsylvania student.

  • Summitt joins network fighting Alzheimer's disease 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 3:48 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is joining the WomenAgainstAlzheimer's network as an honorary founder.

  • Meningitis death tied to Princeton outbreak strain 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 2:52 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak at Princeton University in New Jersey, suggesting the strain might still exist on the Ivy League campus despite a massive vaccination effort, federal health officials said Tuesday.