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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Helping Older Adults Deal With Life's Big Events

    When you’re a caregiver, you and your loved one are likely to face challenges together. Three big life changes in particular -- moving, giving up driving, and dealing with the death of a spouse -- can be emotional. Here are some practical tips for caregivers in dealing with difficult changes. Older

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  7. Caregiving Help: How to Ask for What You Need

    You may be juggling your family or career while taking care of a parent. Or maybe it's both parents and your own health needs. Whatever caregiving situation you’re in, you don't have to do it alone. Don't wait until you need help to try to find it. Start now by getting a circle of friends, family, a

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  8. Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but whether it can benefit patients with other neurological disorders is still unclear, according to a new review by top neurologists. Doctors with

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  9. When Is It Time to Ask for More Help?

    As a caregiver, you may want to do it all and take care of your loved one alone. But there are times when you may need help -- either temporarily or permanently. Here are signs that it may be time to ask for support, and how to get it. It may have been easier to give care when you were driving to do

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  10. Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- What many parents of children with autism have long suspected -- that autism and gastrointestinal complaints often go together -- is now supported by a new study. The study, a review of medical research, found that child

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