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June 25, 2005

Autism's Cause: Parents vs. Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Institute of Medicine, the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics have all largely dismissed the notion that thimerosal causes or contributes to autism. Five major studies have found no link.

Yet despite all evidence to the contrary, the number of parents who blame thimerosal for their children's autism has only increased. And in recent months, these parents have used their numbers, their passion and their organizing skills to become a potent national force. The issue has become one of the most fractious and divisive in pediatric medicine. (

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June 20, 2005

Folic Acid for Memory

Taking large amounts of folic acid improved the memory of older adults, Dutch scientists reported Monday in the first study to show a vitamin pill might slow the mental decline of aging. (AP)

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Therapies May Help Alzheimer's Disease Substance

AP) - Two experimental therapies show promise at preventing a sticky gunk from clogging up the brains of Alzheimer's patients, a buildup called amyloid that is the newest focus in the fight against the disease. (AP)

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Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Lifestyle

Education and a healthy youth may override genes in determining who gets Alzheimer’s disease, says a provocative new study of dementia patients and their healthy identical twins. (AP)

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June 19, 2005

Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers scanned the brains of middle-aged and older people while they were still healthy. They discovered that lower energy usage in a part of the brain called the hippocampus correctly signaled who would get Alzheimer's or a related memory impairment 85 percent of the time. (AP)

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June 17, 2005

Parkinson's Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

A vaccine that could possibly prevent the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease was shown to be effective in studies involving mice, according to a study in the latest issue of Neuron. (myDNA News)

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June 10, 2005

Manganese Poisoning and Neurological Damage

A study by Minnesota's Mayo Clinic finds that welders may suffer permanent neurological damage from exposure to manganese fumes. (Washington Times)

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June 06, 2005

Botox Prevents Excessive Drooling

Botox injections can prevent children with cerebral palsy from suffering a distressing side effect of the condition, scientists have found. (BBC News)

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