Meningits death toll rises, New Alzheimer’s Treatment
Meningits death toll rises
|Updated: 10/25/2012 4:42 pm
||Published: 10/25/2012 4:34 pm
The meningitis outbreak death toll now stands at 24.
This comes after the CDC said Indiana reported a third death.
Eight new cases of meningitis are being reported.
This pushes the total nationally to 312 cases in 18 states.
The Arkansas Department of Health has not recorded any meningitis cases in the state.
The tainted steroid injections, which caused the outbreak, were shipped to six hospitals and two clinics in Arkansas.
However, state officials say they were removed from shelves and never used.
An Israeli-based company has developed a non-invasive medical device to help treat Alzheimer's Disease.
The neuro-ad device combines electromagnetic stimulation with computer based cognitive training.
Patients are treated an hour a day, five days a week, over a six week period.
Improvements last for nine to twelve months and patients can return and undergo treatment again.
It's already approved for use in Europe, Israel and several Asian countries.
The company expects the system will be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by 2014.
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