- After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.
- Child dies of bacterial meningitis in Cape May County Updated: Aug-25-15 6:26 am
LOWER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A 5-year-old has died of bacterial meningitis in Cape May County.
- Report: Nearly 47 million people now have dementia Updated: Aug-25-15 6:17 am
LONDON - Health researchers say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009. They warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years.
- Owen Wilson says his father suffers from Alzheimer's Updated: Aug-23-15 4:01 pm
DALLAS - Dallas-born actor Owen Wilson says that while his father having Alzheimer's disease is "a rough thing," he also knows that there are things to be grateful for, including that his father is being cared for at home and has people around who love him.
- Widow continues the effort to help fund Alzheimer's research Updated: Aug-23-15 9:52 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - This session of Congress could bring some peace to Kathy Siggins, who wants to see an end to the kind of frantic uncertainty that Alzheimer's disease generates.
- Sky sign 14-year-old with cerebral palsy to fulfill wish Updated: Aug-22-15 4:08 am
CHICAGO - The Chicago Sky has signed a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy to a one-day contract to fulfill her dream of being a professional basketball player.
- Sweden suspects meningitis outbreak at scout camp in Japan Updated: Aug-18-15 12:04 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's health authority is urging nearly 2,000 scouts returning from a gathering in Japan to get medical treatment after a suspected outbreak of meningitis.
- Federal agency sues Amtrak, claims disability discrimination Updated: Aug-11-15 6:37 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Amtrak that claims it discriminated against a worker who was turned away because of his epilepsy.
- Judge: New Jersey teen can't use medical marijuana at school Updated: Aug-11-15 5:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A state judge has ruled that a southern New Jersey teenager cannot use medical marijuana in school to help control her seizure disorder.
- Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research Updated: Aug-11-15 10:45 am
BOSTON - The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.
- Massachusetts governor leads ALS ice bucket challenge Updated: Aug-10-15 5:23 pm
BOSTON - A deep freeze fell briefly upon Beacon Hill on a warm August day as Gov. Charlie Baker, members of his staff and other top state officials took the ice bucket challenge to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Alzheimer's Association looks to record life stories Updated: Aug-10-15 11:28 am
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - The Alzheimer's Association is looking to record the life stories of those living with the disease in Maine.
- Gov. Baker to take ice bucket challenge for ALS research Updated: Aug-09-15 1:01 pm
BOSTON - He's gotten a buzz cut for cancer research and now Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to take the ice bucket challenge to help find an ALS cure.
- New law will help locate missing Alzheimer's patients Updated: Aug-07-15 6:18 pm
CHICAGO - A new Illinois law will provide law enforcement with additional tools to help find people with Alzheimer's or dementia when they go missing.
- Meningitis epidemic threat in West Africa, but few vaccines Updated: Aug-07-15 11:10 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - International health officials are scrambling, without much success, to find meningitis C vaccines as an outbreak of the child-killing disease threatens to balloon into an epidemic.
- Assisted living center at Topeka's VA campus to open in fall Updated: Aug-06-15 3:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Veterans Administration plans to open an assisted living center on its Topeka campus for veterans with mild dementia.
- Hepatitis, meningitis vaccines needed for Indiana students Updated: Aug-06-15 5:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana health officials want to remind residents that their children must be up-to-date on their immunizations as the school year begins.
- Illinois OKs 2,800 marijuana patients, including 10 children Updated: Aug-05-15 1:50 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials say 10 children are among the 2,800 patients approved to use medical marijuana in the state's new program. Most of the children have seizure disorders.
- University of Southern California gets Alzheimer's funds Updated: Aug-05-15 1:48 pm
LOS ANGELES - Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly says it will shift research funding from UC San Diego to the University of Southern California to test an experimental Alzheimer's drug - a blow to UCSD in its fight for control of a project to fight the disease.
- Vos creates task forces on Alzheimer's, urban education Updated: Aug-04-15 12:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has created three bipartisan task forces to issue recommendations for law changes in the coming months.
- Kansas teens less likely to be vaccinated against HPV Updated: Aug-03-15 5:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A public health advocacy group says teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus than they are in other states.
- Reno family await school district's approval to use medicine Updated: Aug-02-15 4:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - The mother of a Reno girl with a rare form of epilepsy is trying to secure permission for her daughter's school to administer medicine that could halt potentially deadly seizures.
- Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge Updated: Aug-01-15 12:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers.
- Dominant Dallas Keuchel helps Astros climb atop the AL West Updated: Jul-31-15 3:00 pm
HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel had scarcely more than a five o'clock shadow when he made his major league debut in 2012.