Neurological disorders

June 11, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a transgender woman who died in a New York City jail says she had a seizure disorder and other health problems and was hospitalized weeks before her death. A jail officer found 27-year-old Layleen Polanco unresponsive in her Rikers Island cell Friday. The medical...
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FILE - In this May 30,1998 file photo, singer Steve Lawrence and his Eydie Gorme arrive at the black-tie gala called "Thanks Frank" honoring Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas. Lawrence has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. In a letter sent by his spokesman Howard Bragman on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Lawrence confirmed the diagnosis. The 83-year-old performer is known for solo hits including the ballad “Go Away Little Girl” and as one half of the 1960s pop duo Steve and Eydie alongside his wife, Eydie Gorme who died in 2013. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
June 11, 2019 - 3:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Steve Lawrence revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. In a letter sent by his spokesman Howard Bragman, Lawrence confirmed the diagnosis, saying that he felt he needed to speak out in light of recent rumors and media...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the jury convictions of a former owner and employee of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide meningitis outbreak. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns on Friday tossed the conviction of Gregory Conigliaro, who was part owner of the now-...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the jury convictions of a former owner and employee of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide meningitis outbreak. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns on Friday tossed the conviction of Gregory Conigliaro, who was part owner of the now-...
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June 02, 2019 - 10:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Mariah Martinez was 9 years old when she got bad news about her chronic headaches: A doctor said she had epilepsy. Over the next four years, the suburban Detroit girl took anti-seizure medicine that made her feel sluggish and was occasionally hooked to a machine that recorded her...
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June 02, 2019 - 10:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — A doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing epilepsy in children is facing the first of what could be many malpractice trials in the Detroit area. Jury selection begins Monday in a lawsuit against Dr. Yasser Awaad and his former employer, Oakwood Healthcare. He's being sued by...
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May 17, 2019 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and "doctor shopping," the federal judge overseeing the case ruled. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their clients agreed to the 2013...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, an elderly couple walks across a street near the Royal Palace in Madrid. If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, say new World Health Organization guidelines for preventing dementia, released on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 14, 2019 - 9:07 am
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise. About 50 million people currently have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Each year...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, an elderly couple walks across a street near the Royal Palace in Madrid. If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, say new World Health Organization guidelines for preventing dementia, released on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline. Fifty million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Dementia is currently incurable, but studies show a variety of things can affect the odds...
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Attorney Gene Locks, who represents many former NFL players, walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia after a hearing, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The NFL concussion fund has paid out $485 million since 2017, but some players lawyers, including Locks, told a federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday that there aren't enough doctors in the fund's network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require that players be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by...
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