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  1. 5 Myths and Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

    If you're getting a lot of confusing advice about living with multiple sclerosis, you're not alone. Friends may be quick to offer suggestions, but sometimes they just repeat old myths. Getting the facts straight can help you lead a full life. "This is a definite myth," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neu

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  2. Alzheimer's Straining Caregiver Resources: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called global Alzheimer's epidemic is leading to a shortage of caregivers for seniors and a lack of support for family members who look after elderly relatives, according to a new report. Released Thursday, the report

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  3. This May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Some children diagnosed with autism may actually have a genetic deletion disorder instead, according to a new study. These children are often misdiagnosed because the social impairments associated with their developmental de

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  4. Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with autism are less likely to find work or live on their own than their peers with other kinds of disabilities, two new studies show. The studies detailed the fates of a national sample of 20-somethings who ha

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  5. Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in plaque-forming structures in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may offer clues to why the disease can progress more rapidly or be less severe in some people, a new study suggests. The research could spu

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  6. Righty or Lefty? It May Be Largely Genetic

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a network of genes that influences whether you are right-handed or left-handed. The researchers did so by looking at developing embryos. "The genes are involved in the biological process through whi

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  7. Better Hygiene Could Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s

    Sept. 6, 2013  -- A study by researchers at Cambridge University has found that high-income, highly industrialized countries with large urban areas and better hygiene and sanitation have much higher rates of Alzheimer's disease. They found that countries where all people have access to clean drinkin

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  8. Autism: Helping Your Child Head Into to Adulthood

    As your child with autism becomes an adult, he will face challenges, of course. But young adults with autism also have more and more opportunities. The key is to start planning for the transition before it comes. Here's how. “The educational system is ‘home base’ for a family with autism,” says Kerr

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  9. Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments'

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in the brain could hold the key to reversing the age-related memory loss that causes "senior moments" of forgetfulness, Columbia University researchers report. Deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocam

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  10. Scientists Grow 'Model Brain' From Stem Cells

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- In another milestone for regenerative medicine, Austrian scientists report they have turned stem cells into a collection of tissues that resembles the beginnings of the human brain. The tiny organoids, as the researchers cal

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