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Hot car deaths: How can parents forget a child in a car?
CNN Health : July 25, 2016, 9:06 am
I have been studying the brain and memory since 1980, but I was baffled when a news reporter asked me in 2004 how parents can forget that their children are in the car with them. It seemed incomprehensible that parents could leave a child in a car and then go about their daily activities, as their child dies of hyperthermia in a car that reaches scorching temperatures.
Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says
CNN Health : July 25, 2016, 8:52 am
Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages neurons in the brain.
Texas boy is 21st child to die in hot car in 2016
CNN Health : July 25, 2016, 8:31 am
A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization KidsAndCars.org.
Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.
CNN Health : July 25, 2016, 7:57 am
Six heat-related deaths have been reported as dangerously high temperatures continue to scorch portions of the Eastern U.S. -- where heat advisories remain in effect into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Why hot cars can kill your child or pet
CNN Health : July 25, 2016, 6:33 am
It's a hot day, and you see a dog locked inside a car, its owner nowhere in sight.