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DNA Vaccine May Stop MS

A new kind of vaccine may halt destructive immune responses in MS -- and maybe type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, too.

6 Birth Defects Linked to Valproic Acid

Women with epilepsy who take valproic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to have children with birth defects, research shows.


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What Is Meningitis Group C?

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and can be caused by different types of bacteria and viruses. Meningitis group C refers to a specific strain of bacteria, known as group C Neisseria meningitidi

What Autism Does to a Mother

In our second installment of "Living With Autism," we follow this mother of three as she struggles to save her son and finds help — for her children and for herself — in unexpected places.

Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet

Dr. John M. Freeman discusses the ketogenic diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan used to treat difficult-to-control seizures.


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The Effects of Scorpion Venom

A scorpion uses its venom to capture prey, defend against possible threats and subdue mates during mating. Scorpion venom is comprised of a mixture of compounds including toxins that affect the nervous system. Each species of scorpion has a special mixture of venom that is deadly to its prey, which

Exercises I Can Do at Home for Carpal Tunnel

If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, adding a few simple exercises to your daily routine may help to minimize the pain associated with the syndrome. These exercises work to stretch out the wrists, fingers and hands, keeping them flexible and less likely to cramp. If you experience carpal tunne