Century-old Parkinson’s question answered

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

Scientists say they have found the first direct evidence that the immune system does attack the brain in Parkinson's disease. The role of "autoimmunity" was first suggested nearly a century ago, but had not been confirmed. The discovery, in the journal Nature, suggests that drugs to calm the immune system could help manage the disease.

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Deficits in attention and executive functioning linked to frequency of alcohol, drug use

Deficits in attention and executive functioning linked to frequency of alcohol, drug use

Impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one's frequency of alcohol or drug use according to a new study.

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“How long have I got, Doc?” Why many cancer patients don’t have answers

“How long have I got, Doc?” Why many cancer patients don’t have answers

In the past four years, Bruce Mead-e has undergone two major surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to treat his lung cancer. Yet in all that time, doctors never told him or his husband whether the cancer was curable — or likely to take Mead-e’s life.

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