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    1. Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks Found

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have pinpointed a region of the brain that helps you complete a series of activities in the right order, such as getting dressed and carrying out typical daily routines. The study authors sa

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    2. Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Scary Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dizzy spells that occur after you've been standing for a few minutes might be an early warning sign of a serious neurological disease and an increased risk of premature death, a Harvard study has found. For some peop

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    3. Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests. The study, of 22

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    4. Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental function may decline faster in older adults with low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. Among more than 380 people the researchers followed for an average of five years, those with dementia had the lowes

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    5. ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms attributed to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may overshadow or mask autism spectrum disorder in very young children, a new study reveals. This can create a significant delay in the diagnosis of

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    6. Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shi

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    7. 'You Can Catch Alzheimer's': Really?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- People in the United Kingdom and around the world woke up to some brain-shrinking headlines Thursday morning. “You Can Catch Alzheimer’s,” said the front page of London’s Daily Mirror.  “Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Caught Through Medical Accidents,” was the headline on the Telegraph

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    8. Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone melatonin are linked to a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups during the darker months of fall and winter, new research suggests. American and Argentinian scientists also

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    9. Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says. Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn't

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    10. Quitting Smoking May Delay MS Progression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis progresses faster in people who continue to smoke compared to smokers who quit after their diagnosis, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates that smoking after MS diagnosis has a negative impact on

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