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Researchers who completed the first American clinical trial involving stem cell-based treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) were encouraged by the trial study's results, noting that this delivery approach could be a helpful therapeutic
Boxers at an Indianapolis gym are battling the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, one punch at a time. Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 40. The gym's
The American University of Beirut Medical Center announced during an event Monday that it has added to its centers of excellence with the opening of the Neuroscience Outpatient Center. The center will be the first of its kind in Lebanon and aims to
sensory (proprioceptive), vestibular , and cerebellar . All three types produce changes in limb coordination, but vestibular and cerebellar ataxia also produce changes in head and neck movement. Sensory (proprioceptive) ataxia occurs when the spinal
Photos It is a well-worn cliche that speaking in public is our greatest fear followed by the fear of death. To quote Jerry Seinfeld in his TV show, So, if you're at a funeral, you'd rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. More than 80 percent
Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) The Taipei Veterans General Hospital has conducted a series of examinations of former President Chen Shui-bian and has ruled out Parkinson's disease as the cause of hand tremors from which he is suffering, the hospital said
He picks up a pen and signs his name on a clipboard, then draws a spiral. "I can't believe it," he says, looking down at the page. Now comes the acid test: he picks up a Styrofoam cup of water, brings it to his lips and drinks without spilling a drop.
Although there is no cure, researchers have begun to make progress on finding better treatments with fewer side effects, including medications, surgery and, most recently, the importance of exercise. For more on this, we turned to Dr. Dennis Keane, a
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird kicked off Monday's question period by extending his government's congratulations to Prince William and his wife. But that's not the last the House of Commons will hear of William and Kate's heir-to-be. more »
November 26, 2012 The old Irishman was a swollen, wheezing mess, blood pressure wildly out of control, kidneys failing, heart fibrillating. What we have here, said his new Spanish doctor, is an antique cardiorenal sclerotic of advanced years.