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April 23, 2005

New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Disease

Regular infusions of plasma-derived antibodies appear to reduce levels of Alzheimer's disease-causing brain plaques while improving patients' thinking ability, researchers report. (Forbes)

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April 11, 2005

Oxygen Therapy and Stroke Patients

For some patients suffering a sudden stroke, extra oxygen therapy improves their clinical symptoms deficits and brain abnormalities seen on an MRI a small, pilot study suggests. (Reuters)

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April 07, 2005

Milk Linked to Parkinson's Disease in Men

"Middle-aged men who drink a glass or two of milk each day may be increasing their risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new research suggests. The ingredient or possible contaminant in milk responsible for this effect is unclear, but the current findings suggest it's not the calcium."

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April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II 1920-2005

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Roman Catholic Church for more than a quarter century and became history's most-traveled pope, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment. He was 84.

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Pope Near Death

"Pope John Paul II is fading out of consciousness, the Vatican said today, though he had been alert enough on Friday night to express thanks for the tens of thousands gathering on St. Peter's Square as he lay on his deathbed."

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Neil Young Treated for Brain Aneurysm

Neil Young underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm this week. He is recovering in a New York hospital after "minimally invasive neuroradiology" that doctors say should allow him to have a complete recovery.

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April 01, 2005

Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

"An observer can make a difference to a stroke survivor ... Signs of a stoke include difficulty speaking, loss of vision or double vision, weakness or incoordination, vertigo or a sudden, unusual headache ... "

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Pope in Grave Condition

"Pope John Paul II suffered heart failure and was in very grave condition Friday, but he was lucid and spent the morning celebrating Mass and receiving top aides, asking one to read him the biblical account of Christ's Crucifixion and burial, the Vatican said."

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