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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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  1. ADHD May Be Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found t

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  2. Anxiety Meds Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodi

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  3. Seafood May Help Those At Risk of Alzheimer's

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease. Researchers who examine

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  4. Former NFL Player Tyler Sash Had Brain Disease CTE

    Jan. 27, 2015 -- Former NFL player Tyler Sash had a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated concussions, doctors say. Sash, a safety with the New York Giants who was cut by the team in 2013, was 27 when he was found dead Sept. 8 in his Iowa home. He died from an accidental overdose of pa

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  5. MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Brain Virus

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis who are treated with the drug Tysabri (natalizumab) may have up to a 10 times greater risk for a rare and potentially deadly viral infection, a new study finds. The germ in questio

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  6. Clot-Busters Might Help These Stroke Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intravenous clot-busting treatment might benefit stroke patients who needed help with daily living before their stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke patients who already required daily living assistance are often left out

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  7. Does Physical Therapy Help With Early Parkinson's?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy might not benefit people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that interferes with the ability to do daily tasks. Typically, physical

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  8. Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Treatment: FAQ

    Jan. 19, 2016 -- Multiple sclerosis experts are welcoming a groundbreaking treatment that shows promise for some people with the disease. It uses harvested stem cells to reset patients’ immune systems and reverse some of the symptoms of MS. An update on the treatment, developed at Sheffield Teaching

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  9. Skipping Breakfast May Raise Stroke Risk

    Jan. 15, 2016 -- Eating breakfast every day may help prevent strokes, particularly the brain hemorrhage type, new research suggests. For the study, 82,772 Japanese men and women aged 45 to 74 years without a history of heart disease or cancer were followed from 1995 to 2010. Participants were asked

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  10. High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson's?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with high levels of uric acid in their blood may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers compared about 400 people in ongoing studies who developed Parkinson's disease and mo

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