Brain and Nervous System

    Bobby Womack holding a microphone

    Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Legendary artist Bobby Womack has said he is beginning to show early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, including trouble remembering names and song lyrics. READ: Dementia…

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    The Scary Chemicals In Your Sofa

    Many couches sold in the United States contain toxic chemical flame retardants that have been linked with cancer, hormone disruption and neurological damage, according to…

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    Meningitis Infection Numbers Still Growing

    Twenty-eight people have now died and 386 have been sickened in the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections from a Massachusetts specialty…

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    2012 Meningitis Outbreak: Are You At Risk?

    As fungal meningitis deaths and cases rise across the US, the FDA has announced that two additional drugs could also be culprits in the outbreak…

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    Is Your Parent Showing Signs Of Alzheimer’s?

    Chances are, you have a friend or relative caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Not only are the numbers of new cases climbing, people are…

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    What Is Meningitis?

    Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, and is sometimes referred to as “spinal meningitis”. What are the…

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    Hold The (Artificial) Butter!

    Chronic exposure to an artificial butter flavoring ingredient, known as diacetyl, may worsen the harmful effects of a protein in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s…

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    What Is Brain Death?

    Usher’s eleven-year-old stepson, Kyle Glover, was recently declared brain dead after a passing jet skier collided with the boy, striking him in the head and…

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    Usher’s Stepson Declared Brain Dead

    Usher’s eleven-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead after an accident involving a jet ski, according to Rolling Stone. Kile Glover, the son of Usher’s ex-wife…

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    How Multiple Sclerosis Is Different In Blacks

    Studies show that while whites are twice as likely as Blacks to suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), blacks suffer from more MS risks, and a…