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  1. Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test has been developed that can predict with 90 percent certainty whether a senior will suffer from dementia such as Alzheimer's disease within the next few years, researchers report. The test relies on levels o

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  2. Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk Later

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It might seem surprising for a condition with "hyperactivity" in its name, but a new study finds that kids who had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during childhood were more likely to be inactive and obese as te

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  3. Alzheimer’s Kills Many More Than Expected

    March 5, 2014 -- The number of people who die from Alzheimer’s disease may be five times higher than previously thought, researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago say. The study’s numbers would make Alzheimer's the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease a

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  4. Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new DNA study begins to explain why girls are less likely than boys to have an autism spectrum disorder. It turns out that girls tend not to develop autism when only mild genetic abnormalities exist, the researche

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  5. Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple vision test given on the sidelines can help identify athletes who've suffered a concussion, a new study finds. Researchers found that the test -- known as the King-Devick, or K-D -- was able to detect 79 percent o

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  6. 'Western' Diet and Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common compounds in the "Western" diet seem to promote Alzheimer's-linked brain deposits and memory problems in mice, researchers say. Scientists found that when they added the compounds -- called advanced glycation end produ

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  7. Acetaminophen in Pregnancy and Child's ADHD Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers suffering from fever or headache may face a new dilemma when they open the medicine cabinet. Pregnant women who take acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- might be more likely to h

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  8. Blood Sample May Predict MS Before Symptoms Start

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An antibody linked with multiple sclerosis (MS) might be detectable in the blood of people with the disease before symptoms appear, a new study indicates. The findings could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the c

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  9. Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low iron levels can raise your risk of stroke by making your blood more sticky, a new study indicates. Investigators looked at data from nearly 500 people with a rare hereditary disease that causes them to have enlarged

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  10. Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People learning a new skill might pick it up more quickly by watching videos of other people performing the same task, a small new study suggests. People who viewed training videos experienced 11 times greater improveme

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