| Aug 28, 2012
Peering intently at the tiny white smudge in their baby's brain scan, Sue and Ben Erickson could see that the image did not reveal the miracle they had prayed for.
The cancer still lurked, though it had shrunk significantly after five rounds of...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just hours before the 2012 NFL season kicked off, a new study suggested that professional football players were three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population.
When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:10 AM
It's one of the most common birth defects, but chances are you haven't heard of Hydrocephalus. Donna West hadn't either, until her baby daughter Willow was diagnosed with the condition.
"We were scared, we cried. We definitely looked at her wanting to...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:32 PM
(Reuters) - People who drink heavily - at least four drinks a day - may be at risk of suffering a brain hemorrhage at a relatively early age, according to a French study.
Researchers whose findings were published in the journal Neurology focused on...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:48 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Singer Cheryl Crow says she believes using her cell phone excessively caused her to develop a benign brain tumor.
Crow appeared on the premiere episode of Katie Couric's new afternoon talk show on Monday.
She said she began to...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
A farmed red deer from a large northern Ramsey County herd has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said the 2-year-old female deer died on the farm May 10, and a required examination of its brain stem tested...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Not everyone would laugh in the face of the kind of adversity facing Vanessa Pippenger. Five years ago when Vanessa was a student at IU, she suffered a seizure. An MRI revealed a walnut-sized, grade three malignant brain tumor. It’s not the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:05 PM
Bret Michaels is more than a showbiz survivor; he's a survivor. Period.
"Rock 'n' roll is the reason for, and the ruin for, all things in my life," he says.
Like many rock 'n' roll survivors, he has overcome his share of demons. Today, Michaels thanks...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has revealed that she has a benign brain tumor.
The Grammy winner's tumor was discovered during a recent MRI, after she forgot the words to part of her hit song "Soak Up the Sun" at a Florida concert....