- Device, drug firms spent $3.8M in Treasure Valley in 2014 Updated: May-29-16 12:32 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Robert Wechsler calls himself "the Rain Man of epilepsy for Idaho." A neurologist who specializes in seizure disorders, Wechlser also says that because of his work with the pharmaceutical industry, he is something of a "hired gun ... who comes in and talks about a drug."
- Report: BMX legend Dave Mirra had brain disease CTE Updated: May-24-16 12:32 pm
TORONTO - Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE.
- Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika Updated: May-23-16 11:08 pm
MIREBALAIS, Haiti - Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Man trying to kill rabid raccoon admits to shooting neighbor Updated: May-23-16 5:46 am
CULPEPER, Virginia - A Culpeper man has pleaded guilty to accidentally shooting his neighbor while trying to kill a raccoon that he thought had rabies.
- Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer's decline Updated: May-11-16 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease - and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments.
- Correction: Zika-Guillain-Barre story Updated: May-09-16 12:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a story May 5 about the suspected connection between Zika and a rare condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, The Associated Press erroneously switched the words "Zika" and "GBS" in a quote from Harvard researcher Dr. Farrah Mateen. Mateen actually said, "The evidence is certainly mounting that Zika is a trigger for GBS."
- Boston College to retire Frates' No. 3 at ALS Awareness Game Updated: May-06-16 9:05 pm
BOSTON - Boston College will retire former baseball captain Pete Frates' uniform number Saturday at its fifth annual ALS Awareness Game.
- Clemson receives almost $11M to research infectious diseases Updated: May-06-16 12:34 pm
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Clemson University has received an $11 million grant that will allow scientists to conduct research on organisms that cause infectious diseases including amoebic dysentery, African sleeping sickness and fungal meningitis.
- CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy Updated: May-03-16 1:16 pm
NEW YORK - Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
- Silver Alerts tested for Alzheimer's patients lost on foot Updated: Apr-30-16 9:33 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Three Florida counties will test a new way to alert authorities when Alzheimer's patients walk away from caretakers.