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  1. Popular Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Mediterranean diets heavy in two foods -- olive oil and nuts -- are linked to a lower rate of strokes in older people whose genetic makeup boosts their risk of diabetes, according to a new study. The research suggests but doesn

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  2. Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that accumulates in healthy aging brains could prove to be the culprit behind the natural forgetfulness that comes with growing old as well as advanced neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to a

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  3. Famous Face Test May Spot Early Dementia

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, John F. Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? Widespread fame. And now new research suggests that middle-aged Americans who fail to recognize or name them and their like may suffer from

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  4. ADHD and Texting Double Trouble for Teen Drivers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are worse drivers than their peers who don't have ADHD and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows. What's more, texting behind the wheel is so di

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  5. New Genetic Clues to Severe Childhood Epilepsy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique used to identify genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy could be used to find and confirm other gene mutations that cause neurological disorders, researchers report. The scientists performed a t

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  6. Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research. The study of nearly 150 boys found that those with an autism sp

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  7. Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with dementia who use certain blood pressure medications may have a slower rate of mental decline, new research suggests. The study, reported July 25 in BMJ Open, found that dementia patients on particular ACE inhibito

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  8. How to Handle Behavior Problems in Kids With ADHD

    You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and their teacher. If yo

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  9. Some Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that people with genes that produce a cholesterol transporter molecule called APOE4 are at especially high risk for Alzheimer's disease. Now they think they know why. Researchers say they've discovere

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  10. How Sports Can Help Kids With ADHD

    Sports are a key part of many children's lives. There's no reason they shouldn't be for kids with ADHD as well. Although little research has been done on the subject, doctors often field parents' questions about the benefits of sports for their kids with ADHD. The answer? Get in the game. Sports and

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