Missouri's marijuana laws made an inch of progress last month, but they are still among the strictest in the nation and yes, you can still get arrested for a joint. However, people with severe epilepsy will have better access to medicine and the severest marijuana penalty in the country has been som ... More >>
Missouri Republicans might pass a bill that would allow cannabidiol oil - a form of medical marijuana - for people with severe epilepsy, but the restrictions on it are so tight that marijuana reform advocates are not exactly thrilled. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Caleb Jones (R-Columbia), ... More >>
The Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis has teamed up with restaurants all over St. Louis for tonight's fundraiser, Dine Out to End Alzheimer's. 15 restaurants are donating a portion of every patron's bill to the Alzheimer's Association, which provides programs for local families affected by the di ... More >>
In case you went totally off-the-grid over the weekend: Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself with a handgun on Saturday. Many outlets have suggested that Belcher's football-related brain injuries were to blame. St. Louis native Bob Costas, on the other h ... More >>
In last week's paper we told you about five St. Louis ghost stories that just won't die. One was the sad tale of "The Bubbleheads," a mythical family in north county with heads the size of pumpkins. Urban legend has it that their deformity was caused by experimental drugs or inbreeding. Other theo ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
There has been much debate over the existence of the G-spot. No, not that G-spot. The other one, in the brain, where G stands for God. "The spiritual experience is very complex," says Brick Johnstone, a neuropsychologist at the University of Missouri. Johnstone and four of his colleagues just compl ... More >>
If you're at all prone to hypochondria, here's another thing to keep you up late worrying: Researchers at Washington University Medical School have discovered a new marker that shows how rapidly your mental faculties will decline, should you develop Alzheimer's. In a recent study, patients with a h ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Let it not be said that Paul Shaw didn't warn us. When Riverfront Times profiled the Washington University neuroscientist and self-described sleep evangelist this past fall, Shaw talked at length about the ill-effects of sleep deprivation, particularly interrupted sleep, which could lead to problems ... More >>
image viaPhilip VergheseFive years ago, a group of researchers at Washington University Medical School discovered that elevated levels of an enzyme called Nmnat1 could prevent nerve damage. This got Philip Verghese, a postdoctoral research associate in Dr. David Holtzman's neurology lab think ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Aimee LevittPresenting the EmSeeQ, the device that can find your cognitively-impaired loved one in 30 minutes or less.It costs between $5,000 and $50,000 for a sheriff's department to locate a missing person, depending on whether the search takes hours or days. That includes overtime pay for ... More >>
The money was supposed to go to the Kirkwood United Methodist Church and Alzheimer's Association. Instead it went into the pocket of the lawyer who'd been hired to help manage an estate.The attorney in question, Steven Gartenberg, 46, pleaded guilty this week to two separate counts of mail fraud inv ... More >>
www.bosmovie.comSome time ago, I did a writeup on a film made in 2004 called The Boys of Summer. It's a documentary about a man named Robert Cochrane and his father, who was suffering from Parkinson's Disease, taking a cross-country trip to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums. It was a re ... More >>
image viaGary BuseyCongratulations, St. Louis. You now have an excuse to watch the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump's "ultimate job interview" in which celebrities -- some of whom you may have actually heard of -- compete in various business tasks to...uh...well, not work ... More >>
courtesy of Gridiron EntertainmentKyle TurleyRemember ex-Rams offensive lineman Kyle Turley? The long-haired, tattooed guy with all those anger-management issues? The man who once got so pissed off, he tore the helmet off a guy's head and flung it across the field? Oh yeah, that Kyle Turley ... More >>
image viaDr. Yvette I. ShelineIf you're genetically disposed to develop Alzheimer's, researchers at Washington University Medical School have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is, they've recently discovered that your brain starts functioning differently even before it ... More >>
Image ViaBrittney HolmesThe Post-Dispatch has the sad conclusion to a story Daily RFT first reported back in May. That's when we told you about a lawsuit filed on behalf of Brittney Holmes, a 15-year-old Belleville girl who allegedly fell into a vegetative state after inhaling fog inside the popu ... More >>
8:30 and 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, through Saturday, December 4.
If you're interested in buying your loved ones some art this holiday season and don't happen to be a millionaire, head on down to the Turner Center for the Arts' annual holiday exhibition in Maplewood tomorrow night, December 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be in the studio at 3109 Sutto ... More >>
It's hard enough caring for a loved one fading into dementia. When issues surrounding sexual identity are at play, things can get downright complicated.So, to that end, a new support group for caregivers is forming as a collaborative effort between the Alzheimer's Association and SAGE Metro St. L ... More >>
image viaIt seems logical that when someone's brain is starting to deteriorate, her family and friends who see her every day would be more likely to pick up on it rather than a doctor who does a screening once a year. Now doctors at the Washington University School of Medicine's Charles F. a ... More >>
norml.orgFearing that a jury might be sympathetic to an epileptic man caught with marijuana, St. Charles prosecutor Jack Banas says he won't pursue felony drug charges against 57-year-old Kenneth Wells. At issue is whether an innocent verdict could open further debate surrounding Missouri law tha ... More >>
John HusseyAn elderly St. Louis man with Alzheimer's disease has been missing since about noon, and his family is seeking help locating him.John Hussey, 79, left the Dierberg's in Florissant in his family's four-door, aloe-colored Toyota Camry. Hussey is a white man, 5'9" and 175 pounds with gree ... More >>
Been on the City Museum website lately? Seen the rotating ad for the new robot thingie? www.citymuseum.orgSuch a tease!Now here's a timely question: Having been rolled out roughly two weeks ago, right about the moment that City Museum and its founder Bob Cassilly were settling a lawsuit in which ... More >>
www.stationbay.comUnreal's inbox overfloweth on Mondays, so you can imagine our discombobulation when a missive pops in from Amanda Hassler, a flack at BrightonUSA who wants to know if RFT is covering Alzheimer's Awareness Month.OMG! We forgot!If you or a loved one has a similar problem, the ... More >>
The average American now eats 1.6 lbs. of food more than in 1970. (New York Times) Not unrelated: A new book names the best and worst chain restaurants for kids. "None of the above" wasn't an option, apparently. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Eating fish (not fried fish, though) may help stave off ... More >>
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Spotlights from television news crews highlighted football-toting kids and members of the St. Louis Rams Tuesday night at a rare off-season appearance in St. Louis for the team. Slide Show Ahh yes, ''Bowl-a-RAM-a,'' as it has been known for the past dozen years, was a genuinely feel-good fund-rai ... More >>
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Steve Patterson, a prolific urban-planning blogger, is recovering from a stroke. Patterson, who's 40 years old, suffered the stroke while at home in his Locust Street loft on February 1. He didn't make it to the hospital until fourteen hours later; a friend who'd been trying to reach him suspected s ... More >>
Sorry for the late notice on this, but if you have time Sunday, stop by Congregation Shaare Emeth (11645 Ladue Road) for "You Take the Cake," a silent auction of desserts from local chefs to benefit the Amyotropic Lateral Scleroris (ALS) division of the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. "You Tak ... More >>