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May 11, 2016
Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer's decline
Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to ...
May 08, 2016
Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing ...
May 05, 2016
Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis
A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier ...
May 03, 2016
CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials ...
April 29, 2016
First drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients approved
Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict ...
April 25, 2016
On 6th day, teen carrying brother reaches Michigan Capitol
A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother finished a 111-mile walk Monday, reaching the steps of the Michigan ...
April 20, 2016
Michigan teen begins 111-mile walk with brother on back
A Michigan teen who has made annual treks carrying his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy ...
April 14, 2016
James Levine to retire as Met music director after 40 years
James Levine will retire as the Metropolitan Opera's music director at the end of this season because of Parkinson's disease, ...
March 30, 2016
Caregivers of people with dementia face financial hardships
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to people with dementia have dipped into their retirement ...
March 29, 2016
Gov't panel backs drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients
Federal health experts have endorsed an experimental drug intended to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often ...
March 24, 2016
Former NFL, Tide player Kevin Turner dies after battling ALS
Former NFL and Alabama fullback Kevin Turner died Thursday at the age of 46 after battling Lou Gehrig's disease.
March 24, 2016
TIPPING OFF: Coach K not worried about 0-4 record out West
Now that we've caught our collective breath after the upsets and dramatic finishes of the first two rounds of the NCAA ...
March 15, 2016
13-year-old who moved for access to medical marijuana dies
A 13-year-old medical marijuana advocate who moved from Connecticut to Maine so she could access cannabis to treat a rare ...
March 14, 2016
NFL exec admits to CTE-football head trauma link
An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time. Jeff Miller, the NFL's ...
March 12, 2016
Obama credits Nancy Reagan with spurring medical research
President Barack Obama is crediting the late Nancy Reagan with spurring research into Alzheimer's and other diseases. He says ...
March 09, 2016
Correction: Zika Research story
In a story March 9 about the Zika virus outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a French researcher.
February 27, 2016
Puerto Rico braces for wave of mosquito-borne Zika virus
Leilani Dominicci has all the typical worries of pregnant women plus a new one spreading across Puerto Rico: the fear she ...
February 23, 2016
London hospital admits nurse who recovered from Ebola twice
London's Royal Free Hospital has admitted a Scottish nurse who has already recovered from Ebola twice before for another ...
February 19, 2016
Q&A: As Zika rages in the Americas, should Asia be worried?
Zika virus continues to rage in the Americas, and the World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency.
February 16, 2016
Correction: Latin America Zika story
In a story Jan. 22 about the Zika virus in Latin America, The Associated Press reported incorrect figures for the number of ...