Latest Neurological disorders News

Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas' family says he had CTE

Jul. 05, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is the latest in a growing list of football players diagnosed with CTE. His family said Tuesday that researchers found that Thomas, who died in December at age 33, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The...

CTE diagnosed in ex-MLS player Vermillion, a 1st for league

Jun. 28, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an...

CDC touts vaccine for gay men for Florida meningitis surge

Jun. 22, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday recommended that men in Florida who have sex with other men get a meningococcal vaccine following one of the worst outbreaks among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history of a bacteria that causes meningitis. The Centers for Disease...

Woman with ALS completes marathons in 50 states

Jun. 05, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Andrea Peet first set the goal of being the first person with ALS to complete a full marathon in all 50 states, even she wasn’t sure she could do it. The task was monumental: she would need to finish 50 separate 26.2-mile races on a recumbent trike,...

D'Arnaud's grand slam, 6 RBIs power Braves past Rockies 13-6

Jun. 03, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs as the Atlanta Braves pounced on Colorado's struggling pitching in a 13-6 rout of the Rockies on Thursday night. D'Arnaud was 3 for 5 and scored three times as the Braves piled...

Baseball honors Gehrig while raising awareness of ALS

Jun. 02, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jim Poole describes the past year almost matter-of-factly, even though the effects of ALS on the former reliever are anything but. “I'm going to say a downhill spiral, but not in the negative sense. I'm not sad, or ‘woe is me.’ It's just the way it is," the...

Fire at Czech Alzheimer home kills 2, over 50 injured

Jun. 02, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A massive fire in a nursing home for Alzheimer patients in the Czech Republic has left two people dead and injured more than 50 others, officials said on Thursday. The regional rescue service said the bodies of the two patients were discovered in the badly damaged...

Over 50 injured in fire at Alzheimer home in Czech Republic

Jun. 01, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday evening at a nursing home that takes care of people suffering from Alzheimer disease in the Czech Republic, injuring more than 50. The regional rescue service said ladders were used to evacuated 56 patients from the home in Roztoky, a town...

Young caregivers 'exist in the shadows,' offer crucial help

May. 31, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Ronan Kotiya leans over his father, fingers wrapped around a plastic tube he’s about to slide from a tracheostomy hole in dad’s neck. “3, 2, 1, go,” the 11-year-old says as he removes the tube. His mom slips a padded neck brace on her husband and lifts...

Medicare recipients to see premium cut — but not until 2023

May. 27, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year — reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer's drug. ...