Category: Health & Med

From the November/December issue of Technology Review, fascinating article about neural mapping and our understanding of human intelligence. “Richard Haier, a psychologist and emeritus professor at the University of California, Irvine, explains how brain imaging is shedding light on intelligence.” …

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The FDA continues to receive reports of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients receiving Tysabri. update

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Rowdy crowd at Health Care Town Hall, Reston, Virginia.

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via Newsweek/People really neat — Valerie Bertinelli turning 49, fit and rejuvenated.  quite spunky!

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National MS Society March 2-8 is MS Awareness Week

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Bad, very bad week for Tysabri — and for people with MS.  Not only was a new case of PML reported in the EU this week, the American who developed PML this fall has passed away: “An American who developed …

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via Current The Naked Clown Calendar web site

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Bush’s father joins president at bill-signing WASHINGTON (AP) – With his father looking on, President Bush on Thursday signed legislation expanding the protections afforded by the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act to those who can use medication or other devices …

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via Mandatory Rest Period “Children later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis had far lower levels of vitamin D than other youngsters, Canadian researchers reported yesterday in studies showing more links between the “sunshine” vitamin and disease…Several studies presented at a meeting …

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