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    1. Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such a

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    2. 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all s

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    3. Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later. Now, a surprising new study finds that risk was actual

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    4. Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba: What to Know

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The headlines are terrifying, and the story details are even worse as you read about a child who goes for a swim in a lake or river and then falls prey to a "brain-eating amoeba." The brain infection brought on by Naeg

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    5. Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Study Finds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous

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    6. Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the ris

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    7. Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting. Experts stressed that the study was small, and primarily designed to see whether the drug

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    8. Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, new research suggests. "It could be that the head injury itself initiates a cascade of effects that ultimately

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    9. FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

      July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes less than 5% of all people with the degenerative brain disease. But the death of legendary college basketball coach P

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    10. New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help control the involuntary, sudden muscle movements associated with Huntington's disease, with fewer side effects, according to the results of a small trial. "Deutetrabenazine is not yet FDA-a

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