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  1. Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's

    June 18, 2014 -- Both acupuncture and bee-venom acupuncture improved symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study shows. Acupuncture has been used for years in Asia to relieve Parkinson’s symptoms. Early studies show it may help protect nerve cells like the ones the disease destroys. R

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  2. Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke typically affects women in their later years, but doctors are now beginning to focus on helping them cut their risk earlier in life. This increased attention to risk factors in early adult years was recommended b

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  3. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    Everyone takes risks now and then. But if you have ADHD and it’s not being treated, risky behavior can be more the norm. That can interfere with jobs, relationships -- life in general. People with ADHD often have “a serious impulse control problem,” says Russell A. Barkley, PhD. He's a clinical prof

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  4. Diets Rich in Protein May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diets rich in protein appear to reduce a person's risk of stroke, particularly if it's a lean animal protein like fish, a new analysis suggests. People with the highest amounts of animal protein in their diets were 20

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  5. Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The lifetime cost of supporting just one person with autism can range from $1.4 million to $2.4 million, with factors as varied as lost wages, residential care and special education driving up expenses, a new study has fo

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  6. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? There are clues at every age. But symptoms vary, and only an expert can say for sure. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three types of it: Hyperactivity-impulsivity Inattention A combination of both Each has different

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  7. 4th U.S. Case of Mad Cow-Related Disease Reported

    June 6, 2014 -- A fourth U.S. case of a fatal brain disorder that's related to mad cow disease has been confirmed by federal health officials. The patient lived in Texas and died recently. Laboratory tests done during an autopsy of the man's brain showed he had variant CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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  8. Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Life with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a "holistic" program involving yoga, meditation and other interv

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  9. FDA OKs First Device for Restless Legs Syndrome

    June 2, 2014 -- The FDA has approved the first device to improve sleep in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS). The device, a pad called Relaxis, was approved Friday. The patient lies in bed and places his or her legs on the pad, which provides vibrations that gradually ramp down and stop. The

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  10. Obama Calls for More Youth Concussion Research

    May 30, 2014 -- More research into youth sports concussion is needed in order to better understand he scope of the issue and the long-term impacts of this type of injury, President Barack Obama said Thursday at a day-long summit on the topic at the White House. "We want our kids participating in spo

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