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  1. Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing autism, according to a new study. Prenatal and early exposure t

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  2. Research: No Link Between Vaccines, Risk for MS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases. Even though some have questioned whether vaccines -- particularly for hepatitis B and human papilloma

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  3. Did Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Man Walk?

    Oct. 21, 2014 – A group of doctors and scientists say a paralyzed man has been able to walk again after surgery in which nerve cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian who was left paralyzed from the chest down when he was stabbed in a

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  4. Ban Most Edible Pot Products: CO Health Officials

    Oct. 21, 2014 -- Edible forms of marijuana such as brownies, cookies, and candies should be banned, Colorado health officials say. In a submission to state marijuana regulators, the Department of Public Health and Environment says these edible marijuana products "are naturally attractive to children

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  5. Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review. These disorders include compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping and/or hypersexuality. Th

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  6. Joan Rivers's Cause of Death

    Oct. 17, 2014 -- Joan Rivers died of complications while having medical procedures to check her voice box and vocal cords and to determine whether she had acid reflux, according to a New York City medical examiner's report released Thursday. It said the 81-year-old comedian's death on Sept. 4 was du

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  7. Broccoli Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A compound extracted from broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioral problems that affect people with autism, a new study suggests. The study was short-term and small, including just over 40 teenage boys and youn

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  8. Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A laboratory study seems to support the theory that a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain is the first step in a process that leads to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers also pinpointed the important role of a parti

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  9. Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who follow five healthy habits can cut their stroke risk in half, new research suggests. After being followed an average of 10 years, women who ate a healthy diet, drank alcohol moderately, never smoked, remained

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  10. MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An MRI scan that measures blood flow in the brain may help predict which older adults are at risk for future memory loss, a preliminary study suggests. The researchers found that, in some apparently healthy older adults, the

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