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  1. Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are testing a new thought-controlled device that may one day help people move limbs again after they've been paralyzed by a stroke. The device combines a high-tech brain-computer interface with electrical stimul

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  2. Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A newer MRI method can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The method could help doctors and parents make better informed decisions about medication, a new

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  3. 1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- One in every 10 U.S. children has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the steady rise in cases has started to slow, a new government survey shows. The 2011 poll of more than 95,000 parents

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  4. Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Two research teams say they have pinpointed how changes in genes linked to autism act together to disrupt normal brain development. Their studies, published Nov. 21 in the journal Cell, represent a leap forward in under

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  5. Concussion's Damage to Brain May Linger

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Months after concussion symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and memory loss fade, the brain continues to show signs of injury, a new study suggests. Comparing 50 concussion patients with the same number of healthy p

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  6. Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Older men may reduce their risk of stroke by taking a daily walk. And that walk doesn't have to be especially brisk, British researchers report. The new study suggests that walking for an hour or two might lower the risk of

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  7. U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism face a shortage of housing and support services in the United States, according to a new survey. Within the next decade, at least 500,000 U.S. teens with autism will enter adulthood. Many will require acces

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  8. Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A British family harbors a deadly inherited illness that destroys the brain in a way that is similar to the dreaded mad cow disease, researchers report. The newly discovered condition doesn't appear to be contagious, unlike m

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  9. Can 'Good' Cholesterol Protect Against MS?

    Nov. 12, 2013 -- A protein found in HDL, or ''good,'' cholesterol may help protect against the effects of multiple sclerosis, according to new research. In the study, patients with MS had much lower levels of the protein than did healthy people, says study researcher Lidia Gardner, PhD. She is an as

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  10. Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help connect the dots between traumatic brain injury and the risk for memory and other brain-related problems later in life. Brain imaging technology known as positron emission tomography (PET) shows that people w

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