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VIDEO: Columbus YMCA Parkinson’s Support Group

COLUMBUS, Miss.(WCBI)—There are many efforts to help people who face conditions like cancer, Alzheimers, and diabetes but one area organization is helping people with Parkinson’s Disease. Over time, Parkinson’s slows the production of dopamine to the brain, limiting a person’s ability to regulate their bodily movement and emotions. “When I first started this class I was using a cane. I ...

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Adolescent ADHD linked to teen parenthood

0SHARESShare By Carolyn Crist Adolescents who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are much more likely than peers without ADHD to become teenaged parents, according to a large Danish study. In the 12-15 age group in particular, girls with ADHD were three and a half times more likely and boys were almost two and a half times more likely to become parents in ...

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GW to file cannabis drug as journal confirms epilepsy success

0SHARESShare GW Pharmaceuticals is set to file its cannabis-derived drug with U.S. regulators imminently, following publication of detailed data on its success in fighting severe childhood epilepsy. GW first reported in March 2016 that Epidiolex cut monthly convulsive seizures by 39 percent in children with Dravet syndrome, but full results of the 120-patient study were only published in the New ...

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Foot mat may help predict who will get a common diabetes complication

0SHARESShare By Lisa Rapaport An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers, a common complication that can lead to infections and amputations, a small study suggests. Diabetic foot ulcers typically develop on the bottom of the big toe or the ball of the foot, often when people wear ill-fitting ...

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French drugmaker Servier to face trial over weight-loss Mediator

The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that drugmaker Servier as well as the French drug regulator should face trial over weight-loss pill Mediator, believed to have caused at least 500 deaths in one of France’s worst health scandals. Once licensed as a diabetes treatment, the drug was widely prescribed as an appetite suppressant to help people lose weight. Mediator, ...

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For healthier arteries, eat more fruits and vegetables

By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) – Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study of more than 3.6 million individuals in the U.S. “We hope that studies like this can be an important reminder of the role we as consumers have on heart disease and stroke,” Dr. Jeffrey S. Berger ...

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Exclusive: U.S. Senate's McConnell sees tough path for passing healthcare bill

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb | WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he has yet to hit upon a formula for repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a new healthcare program, but he expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, McConnell said healthcare and taxes ...

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