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  1. Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report. About one-third of patients who had the procedure -- called intraarterial treatment -- recovered

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  2. Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's too soon to tell whether medical marijuana can help treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said in a new position statem

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  3. ADHD and Kids: Medication Tied to Fewer Injuries

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) --Taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might reduce the risk of young patients accidentally injuring themselves, new research suggests. When several thousand children and teens were taking methy

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  4. Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Memory lapses in people with higher levels of education may be associated with increased stroke risk, researchers report. The research included more than 9,100 people in the Netherlands, aged 55 and older, taking part in

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  5. Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans taken shortly after a mild stroke can help identify patients at risk of suffering another stroke within three months, a new study suggests. The study included more than 2,000 people who had CT scans of the bra

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  6. Running Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Walking can help, too, if the amount of energy expended is equivalent to running more than 15 miles weekly

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  7. High School Football Tied to Brain Changes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a lot of discussion recently about concussions and contact sports, but new research suggests that even less severe head injuries might lead to brain changes among high school football players. The study

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  8. Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds. The brain "becomes

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  9. Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests. "Although players who sustain a co

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  10. Daily Physical Activity May Lower Parkinson's Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower ri

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