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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Drug May Drop Risk of Falls For People With This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used dementia drug shows potential in reducing the risk of falls among Parkinson's patients, new research suggests. "With the degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells, people with Parkinson's often have iss

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    5. Young Adults May Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms. Ideally, people with an ischemic stroke (blocked

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    6. Early Weight Loss With Parkinson's May Be Red Flag

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who lose weight in the early stages of Parkinson's disease may have a more serious form of the movement disorder, according to a new study. Parkinson's is a chronic and progressive disease marked by tremors, impaire

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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