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Does Drinking Alcohol Protect Against ALS?

Everyone knows that ALS is a very bad disease, an awareness underscored by the recent Ice Bucket Challenge. The death of neurons that results in paralysis can be caused by specific genetic mutations.  But in most cases, single genes are not the culprit...

STAFFFebruary 6, 2015 — Gary Stix

240 Head Hits: The Average a 10-Year Old Can Get in a Football Season

Coinciding with Super Bowl week, the journal Neurology just came out with a study by Boston University researchers that looked at retired professional football players, comparing the cognitive functioning of players who had started tackle football before age 12 with others who hadn’t...

STAFFJanuary 30, 2015 — Gary Stix

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