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    1. This Offers Promise for Stroke Victims

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating the unaffected side of a stroke patient's brain might one day help restore arm movement, according to a new study. After a severe stroke, many patients have little or no movement in the arm on the stroke-aff

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    2. Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have moved closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. Such a test would enable doctors to diagnose patients at the earliest, most treatable stage so patients could make lifestyle change

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    3. Big Brain Doesn't Mean Big Smarts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big brain doesn't guarantee you'll have an outsized IQ, a new analysis indicates. Researchers who examined 148 studies that included more than 8,000 people found only a weak association between brain size and IQ.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Fetal Tissue Research: FAQ

      Sept. 29, 2015 -- Although fetal tissue research has made headlines in recent months, the controversy about it is nothing new. Used in scientific studies since the 1930s, the tissue comes from induced abortions and miscarriages that would otherwise be discarded, according to the American Society for

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    9. Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Scary Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dizzy spells that occur after you've been standing for a few minutes might be an early warning sign of a serious neurological disease and an increased risk of premature death, a Harvard study has found. For some peop

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    10. Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks Found

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have pinpointed a region of the brain that helps you complete a series of activities in the right order, such as getting dressed and carrying out typical daily routines. The study authors sa

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