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    1. Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect. But at least some of these alleged benefits might be due to a fleet

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    2. Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of Parkinson's disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests. "I believe this will be the first of several reports in th

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    3. Poor Sleep and Thinking Problems in MS Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis. "Since obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable condition that is also commonly seen in MS, we wondered, 'What

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    4. What's the Right ADHD Medication for Your Child?

      When Wendy's pediatrician first suggested she have her son tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), the Florida mom was skeptical. He was 7, and he didn't bounce off the walls or misbehave like other children she knew with the disorder. But his teachers were concerned about his in

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    5. ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

      Are you thinking about giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from his ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth. (Some ADHD drugs may slow this.) Then again, a medication vacation may unleash the very behaviors that ha

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    6. Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obses

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    7. MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment combining chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant could represent a major advance against aggressive multiple sclerosis, experts say. This new treatment destroys the immune system with chemo and rebuilds it

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    8. Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. "Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems," said

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    9. Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

      June 4, 2016 -- Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, known as much for his public persona as his prowess in the ring, died Friday, a family spokesman told the media. He was 74. Noting Ali’s “singular DNA pattern of beauty, grace and bravado,” Time magazine in 2001 described Ali as “perhaps the most idolize

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    10. Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that injecting adult stem cells directly into the brain may give stroke patients a new shot at recovery long after their stroke occurred. "We don't want to oversell this," stressed study lead au

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