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    1. Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests. An analysis of more than 1,400 MRI scans suggests that biologically unmistakable sex differences don't extend to the brain. Instead, the br

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    2. ADHD and Middle School: How to Prepare Your Child

      The move from elementary to middle school can be tough for any child, but for children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), it can be harder. Luckily, you can make the move easier so your child is happy and does well in school. “Middle school-aged children face increased complexitie

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    3. Blood Flow to Brain Slowed After Concussion

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer a concussion can show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain, even after their symptoms have subsided, a new, preliminary study suggests. Using an advanced form of MRI, researchers found th

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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. 8 Ways to Live Better With MS

      Managing your life with MS isn't just about dealing with the symptoms you have right now. It's about thinking through what could happen in future -- the possible effects on your job, family, and finances -- and preparing for them. Even if your symptoms are mild, planning can make you feel better and

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    7. Adults With This May Face Higher Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds. "We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discov

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    8. Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques and Blood Flow

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein clumps could harm the br

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    9. ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms. The analysis, published online Nov. 23 in Pediatrics, found that child

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    10. Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don't have ADHD, a new study suggests. The risk of being bu

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