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  1. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Skin Test: Early Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins assoc

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  2. Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prev

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  3. Alternative Medicine and Complementary Care for MS

    A variety of alternative and complementary treatments can help with MS symptoms like pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Research is still new, so they haven't been fully tested yet. But many people get relief from them. In acupuncture, a professional inserts thin needles into specific points in you

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  4. 5 Things Your Loved One Isn’t Telling You About MS

    If you have a significant other, friend, or relative with multiple sclerosis (MS), you might know about some of the physical problems that can come with the disease. But chances are, that’s only part of what your loved one deals with. MS can cause invisible symptoms that can be tricky to talk about.

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  5. 10 Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

    There are four types: Relapsing-remitting. This is the most common form. You have flare-ups followed by periods without symptoms, called recovery. Primary-progressive. With this type, you do not get the ups and downs. Your symptoms get worse over time. Secondary-progressive. You get flares and recov

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  6. Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked

    Feb. 20, 2015 -- People with mild cognitive impairment may be more likely to one day get dementia if they also have diabetes, depression, or low levels of the B vitamin folate, researchers say. They also found that people who eat a Mediterranean-style diet have lower risks. Mild cognitive impairment

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  7. MS Tied to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients than those without the disease, new research finds. "Since MS is a chronic inflammatory disorder, having enough

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  8. 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends. "Children with autism lack a social component to their play and don't 'adjust' their play accordingly when

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  9. Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests. People who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet were less likely to suffer an ischemic stroke -- caused by a blood clot -- c

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  10. Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests. Researchers followed nearly 3,700 ischemic stroke survivors who were started out cancer

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