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  1. Workplace Solvents and Long-Term Memory Problems

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of French power company retirees finds that those who were exposed to solvents and benzene on the job -- even decades earlier -- were more likely to score poorly on memory and thinking tests. The findings don't

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  2. Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research. Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for

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  3. Kids With ADHD May Also Have Family Troubles

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research indicates that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse. "Our findings su

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  4. Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children with autism are more likely to have lost critical developmental skills, such as walking or talking, than are white children, according to a new study. The phenomenon, called developmental regression, occurs w

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  5. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four of six Alzheimer's patients responded to deep brain stimulation in a pilot study, German researchers report. Meanwhile, 42 Alzheimer's patients in the United States and Canada have been enrolled in the largest study to

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  6. Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lending credence to the old saying that there's nothing like young blood, a new study found that the brains of old mice were recharged when they were injected with blood from young mice. If this approach works in people, it

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  7. Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with a newly identified subtype of Alzheimer's disease are misdiagnosed and don't receive proper treatment, researchers report. They analyzed the brains of more than 1,800 Alzheimer's patients and found that 11

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  8. Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in five Ivy League college students acknowledge they've used stimulants to perform better in school even though they haven't been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study shows.

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  9. When Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Work

    April 30, 2014 --The first time Dana gave marijuana to her 13-year-old son, it was a mother’s act of desperation. Edward has absence seizures, also known as petit mal seizures. At least a dozen times a day, he blanks out for about 20 seconds. The seizures affect his school work and memory. His mothe

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  10. Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of having a child with autism rises rapidly after women pass age 30, a large new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 417,000 children born in Sweden between 1984 and 2003. They found that wo

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