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  1. ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder boost the risk of heart conditions in children remains a subject of concern. Now, research from Denmark suggests medications such as Ritalin and Concert

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  2. Is This Stress or a Stroke?

    Are you stressed out? Is your head throbbing, and you just don’t feel right? Worried you’re having a stroke? You’re probably not. Anxiety, migraines, blood sugar changes, and lots of other things can make you feel weak and funny -- and they’re much more likely. But call 911 right away if any of thes

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  3. iPads May Help Kids With Autism: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests. The study compared language and social communication treatment -- with or without acc

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  4. Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs, a new analysis finds. However, that does not mean that the medications that are prescribed to

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  5. Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero

    June 27, 2014 (London) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests. A small study looking at ultrasound scans that checked for fetal defects showed t

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  6. After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your spouse has a stroke, and the two of you disagree about the rate of recovery, your own health might suffer, a new study finds. The caregiving spouse is at increased risk for emotional distress and depression if th

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  7. Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's birthplace may affect her children's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder, according to new research. Children of foreign-born black, Central and South American, Filipino and Vietnamese mothers were

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  8. WebMD My Story: Recovering From Stroke

    A year ago last October I got up at 4 a.m., went to the bathroom, and came back to bed -- and all of a sudden everything started spinning. I got up and fell back down. I had blurry and double vision. I was extremely nauseous and vomited for hours. It crossed my mind that I might be having a stroke -

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  9. No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not increase the risk of suicide attempts or suicide, and may actually provide a protective effect, a new study suggests. Prior research had hinted tha

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  10. Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who have a child with autism are much less likely to have more children compared to other parents, a new study finds. One expert wasn't surprised by the finding. "Clearly, parenting a child with an autism spectr

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