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    1. Feds Crack Down on False Brain-Training Claims

      Jan. 7, 2016 -- Lumos Labs, the company behind the popular brain-training web site Lumosity, has agreed to refund subscribers $2 million after making deceptive and “unfounded” claims about its products, the Federal Trade Commission has announced. “The claims they were making really didn’t have adequ

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    2. ADHD Meds Linked to Psychotic Side Effects

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illn

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    3. Could Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose vitamin D appears safe for people with multiple sclerosis, and it may help quiet the immune system hyperactivity that marks the disease, a small clinical trial finds. The study, published online Dec. 30 in Neurol

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    4. Very Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born very prematurely are at higher risk for developing autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers found differences in the brains of babies born before 27 weeks' gestation who were later di

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    5. Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rules for judging when a patient is brain dead vary widely from hospital to hospital, despite the existence of national standards created to ensure accuracy, a new study has found. The American Academy of Neurology a

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    6. Blood Flow to Back of Brain and Risk of This

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a stroke in the back of the brain and continue to have reduced blood flow to this area have a higher risk of having another stroke within two years, a new study reveals. But researchers say people w

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    7. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

      There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with the disease can get frustrated or confused easily, take these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and sett

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    8. Singing May Help Those With Early Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, t

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    9. What You Can Do to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

      As much as you love the person in your life who has Alzheimer's disease, taking care of them can be stressful. People with the condition often need help for decades rather than a few months or years, says Mary G. Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer's disease at the Indiana University

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    10. Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've discovered a specific chemical in the brain they believe is linked to autism. The Harvard University researchers found that autistic behavior is associated with a breakdown in the signaling pathway

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