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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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  1. Antipsychotics and Seniors With Dementia

    March 2, 2015 -- Antipsychotic drugs are being overused by seniors with dementia and Medicare needs to take immediate action to cut back on unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. government investigators say. Doctors will prescribe antipsychotic drugs for dementia patients with disruptive behaviors such as

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  2. Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish and U.S. adults, found that those who drank four to six cups of

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  3. Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eig

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  4. ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds. The risk is small, but it's a clear indication that

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  5. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Skin Test: Early Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins assoc

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  6. Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of amputees in Austria. The three patients in question all suffered w

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  7. Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips

    Your mom or dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. While your first feeling may be worry, you can get support to help you guide your parent’s care and manage costs. That way you can make the most of your time together. Several local, national, and online resources can help you find care fo

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  8. Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prev

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  9. 10 Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

    There are four types: Relapsing-remitting. This is the most common form. You have flare-ups followed by periods without symptoms, called recovery. Primary-progressive. With this type, you do not get the ups and downs. Your symptoms get worse over time. Secondary-progressive. You get flares and recov

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  10. 5 Things Your Loved One Isn’t Telling You About MS

    If you have a significant other, friend, or relative with multiple sclerosis (MS), you might know about some of the physical problems that can come with the disease. But chances are, that’s only part of what your loved one deals with. MS can cause invisible symptoms that can be tricky to talk about.

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