Neurological disorders

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court in Boston. Chin, a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak, was cleared in October of second-degree murder charges, but convicted on dozens of other counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)
January 31, 2018 - 3:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak fought through sobs as he apologized to victims and their families Wednesday before being sentenced to eight years in prison. Nearly 80 people died and almost 800 were sickened in what's considered...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court in Boston. Chin, a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak, was cleared in October of second-degree murder charges, but convicted on dozens of other counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)
January 31, 2018 - 12:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on sentencing in the 2012 meningitis outbreak (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The pharmacist convicted in connection with a deadly meningitis outbreak has tearfully apologized to the victims for the pain and suffering they endured. Glenn Chin sobbed as he struggled through...
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Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte shouts to his team during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 05, 2018 - 1:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea coach Antonio Conte hit back at a taunt by Jose Mourinho by suggesting the Manchester United manager has senile dementia. Without naming names, Mourinho appeared to aim a dig at Conte and Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp — two of the most animated and passionate coaches in the...
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January 03, 2018 - 4:54 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Warner Smith has died after a more than three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 44. The university said Smith died Tuesday. Smith was a four-year starter and senior team captain for Arizona and a two-time All-Pac-10 honoree...
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December 19, 2017 - 5:33 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Jerry Kill, a longtime coach who spent last season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers, has retired for health reasons, the school announced Tuesday. Kill, 56, stepped down as Minnesota's coach in 2015 because of epilepsy. He suffered a seizure and...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2017 photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty gets hit with a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Piscotty was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son's big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so. Her boy is back in the Bay Area on the Oakland Athletics...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2017 photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty gets hit with a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Piscotty was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:39 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease. Gretchen Piscotty...
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December 13, 2017 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Gehrig's 1931 contract with the New York Yankees has sold at auction for $216,000. Gehrig played with the Yankees from 1923 to 1939, when he retired while suffering from ALS. He batted .340 with 493 home runs and 1995 RBIs, and helped the Yankees win seven World Series titles...
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Basel's Eder Balanta up, fights for the ball against Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and England's Manchester United at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 2:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid concerns that the sport's authorities in England haven't done enough to tackle the issue. The Football Association and Professional Footballers' Association appointed...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:00 am
The NFL Players Association is investing in Dementia Discovery Fund, the group that Bill Gates recently made a $100 million investment in. Dementia Discovery Fund is a venture capital fund based in London and Boston and managed by SV Health. The DDF is focused on discovering and developing...
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