Neurological disorders

May 24, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one...
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This Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex, a medicine made from marijuana, but without TCH, in New York. According to a study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine the medicine cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy, which strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
May 24, 2017 - 5:29 pm
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits. "This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data" that a marijuana...
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Pope Francis caresses a sick woman during an audience with Huntington's disease sufferers and their families, in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Francis is trying to end the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers are often shunned and isolated. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 18, 2017 - 7:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington's Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical and psychiatric effects that its sufferers are often shunned and abandoned...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Barry Cadden, president of New England Compounding Center, arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston. On March 22 he was acquitted of murder charges but convicted on other counts in a fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy, which killed more than two dozen and sickened hundreds of people in 2012. Some legal experts are questioning whether the vote by the jury was unanimous, as required in all federal criminal trials. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 17, 2017 - 4:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — People who lost loved ones in a fungal meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids were stunned when a pharmacy executive was acquitted of murder charges in 25 deaths, and some legal experts are questioning whether the vote by the jury was unanimous, as required in federal criminal...
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May 17, 2017 - 2:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The verdict in the Massachusetts trial of a compounding pharmacy executive charged in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak seemed clear in court but is now being questioned by some legal experts. The verdict read by the court clerk in March said the federal jury found Barry Cadden...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, O.J. Brigance, front, attends a celebration in Baltimore of the NFL football team's Super Bowl victory. Brigance will hold a celebration Tuesday, May 16, on the 10th anniversary of a day that forever changed his life. On May 16, 2007, the former Ravens linebacker learned he was afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. There is no known cure for what is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the life expectancy after being diagnosed is usually two to five years. Only 10 percent of those with ALS live 10 years beyond the diagnosis, which explains why Brigance and his wife, Chanda, intend to savor the moment. Brigance serves as senior adviser to player engagement for the Ravens, a job he started in 2004. In addition to assisting players in each phase of their career, Brigance is a source of motivation. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
May 15, 2017 - 1:07 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — O.J. Brigance will hold a celebration Tuesday on the 10th anniversary of a day that forever changed his life. On May 16, 2007, the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. There is no known cure for the motor neuron disease commonly...
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Jake Martinez, 32, looks on as he stands next to his medication at his home Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Murray, Utah. Martinez, who has epilepsy, is worried about health insurance as Republicans move closer to dismantling the Obama health care system, known as the Affordable Care Act, which he and his wife use. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 04, 2017 - 8:34 pm
Unease and uncertainty are settling over Americans with serious illnesses as Republicans move closer to dismantling Democratic former President Barack Obama's health care system. A New Orleans attorney with multiple sclerosis fears he'll be forced to close his practice if he loses coverage, while a...
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Jake Martinez, 32, looks on as he stands next to his medication at his home Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Murray, Utah. Martinez, who has epilepsy, is worried about health insurance as Republicans move closer to dismantling the Obama health care system, known as the Affordable Care Act, which he and his wife use. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 04, 2017 - 7:35 pm
Unease and uncertainty are settling over Americans with serious illnesses as Republicans move closer to dismantling the Obama health care system. A New Orleans attorney with multiple sclerosis fears he'll be forced to close his practice if he loses coverage, while a Philadelphia woman with asthma...
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