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  1. Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance. That's one of the key findings of a new report that highlights the

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  2. Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure in middle age appear more likely to suffer brain damage that can contribute to dementia as they grow older, a new study finds. Diabetes might actually shrink

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  3. Side Effects of MS Treatments

    When you're first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), so many different thoughts and worries can race through your mind. How will it affect my life? Will I be able to work? Will I lose my ability to walk? Having MS today is a lot different than it was a few decades ago. Medications like interfer

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  4. Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin -- sold under the brand name Zocor -- appeared to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England. In pat

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  5. ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds. The weight differences seem to be most pronounced for k

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  6. ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled: Report

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Head Defends Approval of Zohydro Pain Drug The controversial painkiller Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating pain, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said

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  7. Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every 15-minute delay in receiving a clot-busting drug means stroke survivors will have about one month less of a disability-free life, while every minute sooner that they receive the drug translates into more than one

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  8. Blood Test Might Help Spot, Monitor Concussions

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When someone suffers a concussion, it can be hard to tell how serious it is and how long recovery will take, but a new blood test might help answer those questions. Swedish researchers report they have found a way to

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  9. Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The desire to be another gender appears to be more common among children with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers looked at children aged 6 to 18 and found t

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  10. ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled: Report

    March 13, 2014 -- A new report says that the number of young American adults, ages 26 to 34, receiving drug treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) nearly doubled between 2008 to 2012, from 340,000 to 640,000. It also found that the total number of American adults taking ADHD d

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