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  1. Football Off-Season and Recovering From 'Hits'

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended. "We follow

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  2. Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests. The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spec

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  3. Brain Scans and Potential for Recovery From Coma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans could help identify comatose patients who have the potential to wake up, a new study suggests. Bedside tests are currently the standard means of trying to assess whether or not a comatose person will make som

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  4. Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates. Stanford University researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 people, most

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  5. Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research. The new study also found that boys whose moth

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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. Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys, according to new research that builds on other studies finding gender differences. "There have been several studies suggesting t

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  8. Season of High School Football Hits May Alter Brain

    By Lisa Esposito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. The study involved 45 members of

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  9. Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement. All the patients saw some improvemen

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  10. Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 93,000 Norwegian children they followe

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