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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.

  • 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.