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    1. Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk

      Oct. 15, 2015 -- When brain structures called hippocampi are smaller, that may point to a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, new research suggests. People who did better on certain memory tests tended to have larger hippocampi. These two seahorse-shaped structure

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    2. Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-stress job, particularly one that is demanding but offers little personal control, may raise the risk for a stroke, Chinese researchers report. An analysis of six previously published studies from severa

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    3. Caregiving: Be There for Your Older Loved Ones

      When you help a loved one through some of the big life changes that come with aging, you'll share the good times and some of the tougher ones. Be prepared with these tips. As people get older, their needs change. The home they live in might not work for them anymore. For example, your mom may need a

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    4. Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis tend to develop it later if they had regular sun exposure as teenagers, a new study suggests -- adding to evidence linking the disease to a lack of sunlight and vitamin D. The study found that

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    5. Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests. The study, of 22

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    6. ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms attributed to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may overshadow or mask autism spectrum disorder in very young children, a new study reveals. This can create a significant delay in the diagnosis of

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    7. Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shi

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    8. 'You Can Catch Alzheimer's': Really?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- People in the United Kingdom and around the world woke up to some brain-shrinking headlines Thursday morning. “You Can Catch Alzheimer’s,” said the front page of London’s Daily Mirror.  “Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Caught Through Medical Accidents,” was the headline on the Telegraph

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    9. Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone melatonin are linked to a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups during the darker months of fall and winter, new research suggests. American and Argentinian scientists also

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    10. Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says. Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn't

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