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Stories with subject: Neurological disorders
  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.