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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

New Pee Test Could Tell If People Have Human 'Mad Cow' Disease

Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/06/2014 05:54 PM EDT on LiveScience People with a type of rare and fatal brain disease linked to...

Prionic Man

Francis Levy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

It's not a laughing matter but a book review in the Times of Stanley B. Prusiner's Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological Prin...

Texas Man Is Fourth In U.S. To Die From Rare Brain Disease

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

AUSTIN, Texas, June 5 (Reuters) - A Texas man has died of the fatal brain illness variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the fourth person to die of the...

18 Patients May Have Been Exposed To A Fatal Brain Disease

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Colleen Jenkins and Marina Lopes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Eighteen neurological patients in North Carolina ...

1 In 2,000 Brits Carries Abnormal Protein That Causes Human 'Mad Cow Disease'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 10/15/2013 02:22 PM EDT on LiveScience One in 2,000 people in the United Kingdom carry a variant of a pr...

A Look At The Risk Of Contracting A Brain-Eating Protein During Surgery

| Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Philip Yam (Click here for the original article) New Hampshire health officials announced last week that hospitals in three New England state...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Combined

Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

For Kip Laven of Minneapolis, Minn., warm memories of 17 years with his wife, Michelle, well up as quickly as the tears of loss. "She always ha...

S.C. Hospital Warning Patients Of Possible Exposure To Deadly Brain Disease

Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Eleven people who underwent brain surgery at a South Carolina hospital earlier this year are being warned that they may have been exposed to a deadly ...

Cara Santa Maria

Is Cannibalism Good For You? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

2012-05-09-Screenshot20120509at1.36.03PM.jpgIs eating people dangerous? Nutritional? Healthy? What actually happens, physiologically, when human flesh is consumed?

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In California

Posted 06.24.2012 | Home

The USDA has confirmed that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. It is the fourth case of mad cow, or bovine spongiform en...

PANIC: Mad Cow In Marin?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.10.2012 | San Francisco

Two residents of bucolic Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, have been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a ra...

Illinois Gets Grant To Fund Mad Cow Prevention

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois can continue efforts to prevent mad cow disease in cattle with nearly $500,000 from the federal government. The funding, announced this week...

Office Fascists, Internet Dating Tips And Boys' Brains

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Q: My father-in-law is in his mid-70s but seems to be having problems with his memory, the whole family has noticed it but no one wants to say anythin...