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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:29:53 GMT
Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says

A new blood test may be as accurate as a test requiring a painful spinal tap for differentiating Parkinson's disease from similar disorders, according to a study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:00:44 GMT
What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a "progressive disorder of the nervous system," according to the Mayo Clinic, that primarily affects a patient's movement. It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time. There is no test for Parkinson's, so it is occasionally misdiagnosed.

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:14:13 GMT
Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:54:08 GMT
Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting

Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:59:37 GMT
A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair

If you've never had a random stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you're lucky. You're also probably not a black woman.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:55:15 GMT
Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows

Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:51:19 GMT
Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity

As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:50:57 GMT
Colorado trains K-9 police to save their dogs from opioid overdoses

Officer Brian Laas remembers the scene with vivid clarity -- it was earlier this fall, and he, along with his four-legged partner Rudy, had been called to a home in suburban Denver with a warrant for the arrest of one person who lived there.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:52:00 GMT
Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president

The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:27:43 GMT
What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?

Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:27:51 GMT
CTE confirmed in living player for first time

Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:11:49 GMT
Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient

A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:57:30 GMT
Childbirth is killing black women in the US

In the US, black women are about three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. One mother opens up about surviving and fighting for others.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT
Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane

New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:42:26 GMT
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