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    1. Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take antidepressants during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may put their children at risk for autism spectrum disorder, a new Canadian study suggests. Researchers said it seemed that children had an 87 p

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    2. What Are the Side Effects of MS Treatments?

      You want to find the multiple sclerosis treatment that's right for you, so you’re weighing the benefits and side effects. It starts by getting to know what each MS drug does. "All of these medications, in one way or another, affect the immune system," says Thomas P. Leist, MD, director of the Jeffer

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    3. Is Multiple Sclerosis Different in Women?

      Anyone can get multiple sclerosis. But the disease has a gender gap that baffles experts. Two to three times as many women get MS at ages 20-40 as men the same ages do. Doctors don’t know why that is, though they have some theories. Hormones may be part of it, says Joseph Berger, MD, chief of the mu

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    4. Does Your Diet Affect Your MS?

      It’s natural to want to do anything you can to help tame your multiple sclerosis symptoms. You take your medicine and keep up with your doctor visits. Would it also make a difference to change what you eat? Although no diet is proven to give you relief, some nutrients may make a difference for bette

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    5. How to Treat and Prevent an MS Flare-Up

      With multiple sclerosis (MS), you'll have good days and bad days. You might feel fine for weeks or months, and then your symptoms suddenly get worse. Days when your old symptoms pop up again or new symptoms start are called relapses, attacks, or flare-ups. Everyone's flare-ups are different. Some ar

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    6. How to Handle MS “Brain Fog”

      Have you noticed that simple things you used to do on auto-pilot, like making a pot of coffee, seem more complicated than they used to? It happens to a lot of people with MS. Often called “brain fog,” it can include forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, and confusion. The disease can affect your thi

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    7. Stress and Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Increased stress could be a risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. However, the research did not prove that stress caused cognitive impairment or Alzheim

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    8. Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer's Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer's disea

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    9. Kids With ADHD: At Risk for Risky Behavior?

      The teacher calls you at home to tell you about a playground injury involving your child and another classmate. Or, maybe she doesn't quite believe your child's story about what happened to his classmate's toy. Maybe you notice that some loose change is missing from a jar on the dresser. If you're t

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    10. ADHD and Your Teen's Behavior

      The teen years are a long, natural rite of passage. Childhood intersects with adulthood as kids seek and gain more independence and responsibility. It's a very trying time for any teen -- but especially one who has ADHD. "All of a sudden, they're being asked to handle situations they're probably not

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