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This microscope image provided by the Van Andel Research Institute in October 2018 shows an abnormal protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease clumped inside the appendix. New research suggests Parkinson’s, a brain disease, may get its start in the gut _ specifically, the appendix. (Van Andel Research Institute via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — the appendix, to be exact. New research suggests the appendix acts as a reservoir for an abnormal protein that inside the brain becomes a hallmark of Parkinson's. And...
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October 16, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are...
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October 16, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has created a playlist of songs on Spotify that have just the right beat to time CPR compressions to. All of the songs have a tempo of 100 to 120 beats per minute, which is the rate people are trained to give CPR compressions to, according to the American Heart...
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Richard Packman (WBBM Newsradio/Terry Keshner)
October 12, 2018 - 5:37 pm
Seventy-four-year-old Richard Packman went to a donation clinic put on by Vitalant (formerly Lifesource) at the Thompson Center Friday morning, for his milestone.
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