Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s groups team up for research

07 February 2014
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Michael J. Fox at an event in New York City on Nov. 9, 2013. His Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is teaming with two other groups to better study Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.(Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/Film Magic) Story Highlights Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s share similarities in the damage they cause Research groups will offer joint research grants Both diseases show symptoms years after the actual onset of disease Although people with the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease and the physical problems of Parkinson’s disease look very different,...

Study finds changes in brains of hockey players who had concussions

05 February 2014
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Heroin use, and deaths, rise

05 February 2014
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The recent deaths of actors Cory Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman has shined a spotlight on the rise in heroin use in the U.S. What’s the connection to opioid pain pill addiction? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose underscores the drug’s resurgence in recent years, fueled by a growing supply from Latin America and a crackdown on prescription narcotics that has pushed addicts to seek old-fashioned alternatives. The number of heroin users in the U.S. jumped almost 80% to an estimated 669,000 in 2012...

Most teens aren’t active enough, and it’s not always their fault

05 February 2014
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hide captionMembers of the Jr. Peewee Gators do a drill during an early-season practice for Pop Warner football on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun /Landov Sure, you think, my kid’s on a football team. That takes care of his exercise needs, right? Probably not. “There are these bursts of activity,” says Jim Sallis, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. “But if you think about it, one hour of playing football out on the field means that the vast majority of that time is spent standing...

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