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  1. Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are far more likely to have digestive problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study finds. The gastrointestinal issues (GI) appear linked to autism-related behavioral problems, s

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  2. Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Speaking two languages may help delay the damage of dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who were bilingual did not show the signs of three types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, for more

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  3. Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- At least one sign of autism may begin as early as 2 months of life, new research suggests. The study of 110 babies found that infants later diagnosed with autism showed a decline in the amount of attention they paid to other p

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  4. Drug Shows Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living with Parkinson's disease suffer from hallucinations and delusions, but an experimental drug might offer some relief without debilitating side effects. The drug -- pimavanserin -- appears to significantly r

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  5. Adult ADHD: Tips to Curb Impulsive Speech

    Talking impulsively may be a symptom of ADHD, but there are ways to keep your tongue in check and avoid embarrassing gaffes. With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on in your head and around you before you speak. First, say

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  6. The Positive Side of Adult ADHD

    ADHD definitely has its drawbacks. But some symptoms can have unexpected benefits. These include "problem-solving, creativity, being spontaneous, being risk-takers in a good way, and having the courage to follow their intuition," says ADHD coach Nancy Ratey, EdM. For certain people, "symptoms can be

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  7. Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Scientists mapped the

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  8. There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech helmets and custom mouth guards do not reduce concussion risk for high school football players any more effectively than low-cost helmets or off-the-shelf mouth guards, a new study says. Neither specific brands nor h

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  9. Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children who've suffered a concussion or other head injury seem to have a much higher-than-average rate of depression, a new study finds. Using data from a U.S. health survey, researchers found that children and teenagers who'd eve

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  10. Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates among young and middle-aged people worldwide are increasing and these groups now account for nearly one-third of all strokes, according to a new study. The analysis of data gathered between 1990 and 2010 found tha

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