Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease News
A study might change the way sports thinks about human growth hormone
Mark Cuban, billionaire multi-tasker, grinds out the last few minutes of an hour-long workout on a stair-climber. Sweat gleams on his arms and drips steadily from his forehead onto the front of the machine, which faces an exposed brick wall in the Dallas Mavericks ' capacious fitness center. A
Cause of Mysterious, Fatal Brain Disease Linked to Mad Cow Disease-Like Proteins
Researchers believe they have found the cause of a mysterious and fatal brain disease that leaves patients with symptom's similar to Parkinson's disease, including rigid muscles, tremors and low blood pressure . Called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), the disease is rare but devastating, affecting
Mutation Discovered in Cannibal Tribe Might Stop Deadly Brain Disease
The DNA of tribes in a remote area of Papa New Guinea may someday help scientists find a way to protect people from certain degenerative brain diseases, including the illness commonly called "mad cow" disease. While studying the Fore population in Papa New Guinea, which has practiced cannibalism in
Little Boy Gets Emotional Postcard From His Dad 2 Years After He Died
They say the best gifts come in small packages, but when that package is delivered in the mail almost eight years after it was written -- and two years after the person sending it has died -- it is truly special. Little Rowan Torrez was only 7 years old when his dad, Joseph Torrez, died from an
What To Know About Mad Cow Disease Amid Beef Recall
A Missouri company has recalled more than 4,000 pounds of beef over fears that it might contain nerve tissue linked to mad cow disease. The recall comes a week after the death of a Texas man from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal brain disorder tied to eating meat from cows with bovine
4 Things to Know About Mad Cow Disease
A Texas man has died after eating meat from a “mad cow, ” making him the fourth person in the United States known to have contracted the ultra-rare form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The fatal brain disorder, which is caused by eating tainted beef, was discovered nearly two decades ago but
NC Hospital Warns Patients About Deadly Brain Disease
Hospital officials say surgical tools used on a patient suspected of having Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease weren't properly sterilized.
Hospital Lapse Exposed 18 People to Deadly Brain Disease
A North Carolina hospital says 18 patients were exposed to a rare and fatal brain disease after “extra precautions should have been taken, but were not.” Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., said surgical tools used on a patient suspected of having Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
Rare Brain Disease Confirmed in N.H. Patient, 15 Others Possibly Contaminated
Health officials have confirmed that a New Hampshire man who died in August following neural surgery had a case of rare, degenerative brain disease. 15 others may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after their surgeries.
5 More Warned About Deadly Brain Disease Exposure
Five more people may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease after undergoing spinal surgery at a Cape Cod hospital, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Health officials said equipment used during the Cape Cod surgeries was also used on a New...