March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Former NFL player Dwight Clark Has ALS

Latest Neurology News Former NFL player Dwight Clark says he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — and he believes football caused the condition. The former 49ers wide receiver revealed the diagnosis on social media Sunday. He said he first noticed symptoms in September

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve got a family history of colon or rectal cancers, you probably need to start screening for these conditions before you turn 50, a cancer expert says. People with a close relative who has had colon or rectal cancer

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The common cold can be deadly for patients recovering from bone marrow transplants, a new study warns. After a bone marrow transplant, patients have weakened immune systems. This puts them at risk for infections that aren’t a major

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The long-term side effects of different prostate cancer treatments vary — and knowing that may help men decide which one is right for them. That’s the conclusion of two new studies published March 21 in the

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids’ Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a new study reveals. Analysis of death records found that kids with an autism spectrum disorder are 160 times more likely to

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

‘Heads Up’ Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

By Richard MonksHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to block and tackle was tied to about a one-third lower risk of head injury, according to a new study. And, in those players who

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