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  1. Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found. The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who

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  2. Young People and Antipsychotics for ADHD

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a

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  3. Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes

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  4. Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds. National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers loo

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  5. Memory, Thinking Tests: Hints to Alzheimer's Risk?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 y

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  6. Skinny Jeans Took a Tight Toll on This Lady's Legs

    June 23, 2015 -- Squatting for a long time while wearing skinny jeans can damage muscles and nerves in the legs, according to a new case study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The study, called “Fashion Victim,” described a 35-year-old woman in Australia who found

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  7. Lip Fillers May Ease Facial Paralysis Challenges

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with facial paralysis may benefit from cosmetic lip surgery, a preliminary study finds. Facial paralysis is "a very large problem that can occur because of stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy, trauma and birt

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  8. Sleep and Adult ADHD

    Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be a challenge. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble with your focus. First, work with your doctor to find and treat any problems outside of your ADHD that m

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  9. Adult ADHD: Tips to Curb Impulsive Speech

    When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment. With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on

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  10. Do Girls Get ADHD?

    Mary Adams, a 13-year-old from Orange County, CA, has always struggled in school. She’s shy, quiet, and often daydreams in class. Whether doing math homework or reading a novel, she needs double the time of her peers. But for many years, her teachers didn’t notice she was falling behind. “They said,

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