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August 28, 2005

Boy with Autism Dies After Chelation Therapy

After receiving chelation therapy, a five-year-old boy with autism went into cardiac arrest and died at the Advanced Integrative Medicine Centre in Pittsburgh. He and his family had moved to America from England to undergo a series of treatments. (

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August 25, 2005

Does Daydreaming Cause Alzheimer's Disease?

The brain areas involved in daydreaming, musing and other stream-of-consciousness thoughts appear to be the same regions targeted by Alzheimer's disease, researchers are reporting today in an unusual study that offers new insights into the roots of the deadly illness. (MSNBC)

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August 20, 2005

Mini-Strokes Not Uncommon

Often called mini-strokes, transient ischemic attacks such as that suffered by Sen. Harry Reid can cause brief but frightening stroke-like symptoms.

The good news: These attacks do no permanent damage to the brain. (Yahoo)

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August 19, 2005

Magnetic Stimulation and Stroke Recovery

The results of a small preliminary trial suggest that a type of magnetic stimulation of the brain --- repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) -- may produce short-term improvements after stroke. (Yahoo)

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August 13, 2005

Alzheimer's Disease and Folic Acid

A growing consensus that the B vitamin folic acid can prevent Alzheimer’s disease was strengthened Friday by a new study. The study followed 579 persons ages 60 and older more than nine years. Those who consumed at least the recommended daily allowance of 400 micrograms had 55 percent less risk of getting Alzheimer’s than those who consumed less than 400 mcg. (

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August 10, 2005

Alzheimer's Disease and Insulin Levels

Irregularities in insulin levels affect the inflammatory network and may be a factor in Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new study. (Ivanhoe Newswire)

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August 04, 2005

Alzheimer's Disease Toxin Found

Australian scientists say they have identified a toxin which plays a key role in the onset of Alzheimer's, raising hope that a drug targeting the toxin could be developed to slow the degenerative brain disease. (Reuters)

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