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  1. Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking, tennis and other types of moderate exercise may lower a woman's stroke risk by one-fifth, a new study says. Being more active also offset the increased stroke risk linked with using hormone replacement the

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  2. Cocaine Use May Spur Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the 24 hours after using cocaine, a young adult's risk of a stroke increases almost sevenfold, according to a new study. The risk for stroke associated with cocaine use is much higher than with other stroke risk fa

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  3. Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who are unfortunate enough to have both parents suffer from Alzheimer's disease may face yet another worry: an increased risk of early, Alzheimer's-related brain changes. In a new study, researchers foun

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  4. Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine hearing a weather forecaster warn that tomorrow could be "colder with a chance of stroke." As odd as that may seem, researchers have found possible associations between certain weather conditions and the

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  5. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child May Need to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted, like knowing when to wake up for work or take medication and how to balance their checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can become huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower than their peers to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and

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  6. Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year -- with school systems footing much of the bill, a new U.S. study estimates. Researchers found that compared to kids without autism,

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  7. New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, guidelines have been created to help prevent stroke in women. The author of the new guidelines, published online Feb. 6 and in the May print issue of the journal Stroke, said women share a lot of

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  8. FDA Approves Copaxone 3 Times a Week for MS

    Feb. 4, 2014 -- If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and take the drug Copaxone, you may now be able to take it three times a week instead of every day. The FDA approved a 40-milligram dose for people with relapsing-remitting MS. The 20-milligram daily dose will still be available. Researchers studie

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  9. More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a number of common pesticides that increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, and that they've also discovered that people's genes can affect their level of risk. In a previous study, the U

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  10. Challenge at Work May Ease Adults' Autism Symptoms

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For adults with autism, having the chance to work somewhat independently may lead to a reduction in symptoms of the disorder, a new study suggests. The research puts new emphasis on the potential for adults with aut

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