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  1. Electric Device Zaps May Prevent Motion Sickness

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster. Now imagine a device that could pre

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  2. Many With Parkinson's May Have Memory Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report. The study included 40 people with early stage Parkinson's disease and 40 healthy older adults. While the disease is generally viewed as a movem

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  3. Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The repetitive and restrictive behaviors common in autism aren't seen as often in girls as they are in boys with the disorder, a new study says. Researchers also found that there were differences in certain parts of the brai

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  4. Moms Who Breastfeed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, t

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  5. When Awareness of Memory Problems Fades

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds. That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before,

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  6. Exercise, Supplements May Not Keep Elderly Sharper

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

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  7. Aging Brains and Vulnerability to Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case. New cutting-edge technology reveals that as you age, your brain becomes less and less capable of flushin

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  8. 9 Factors May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests. Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an

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  9. Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends. "Working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary hea

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  10. How Common Is ADHD?

    You may hear more now about ADHD than ever, but just how common is it? That's hard to say exactly, because researchers have used different techniques to answer that question. Many reports estimate that anywhere from 5% to 8% of school-age kids have the disorder. But the CDC now puts it at 11%. Some

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