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  1. Teens, Driving, and ADHD

    Parents of teenagers with ADHD have more to think about before their child gets behind the wheel of a car. Young adults with the disorder have as many as four times the number of accidents as those who don’t have the condition. That's cause for concern, but it doesn't mean you need to keep your kid

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  2. Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet. While it couldn't prove cause-and-effect, the new study found that adults who rigorously followed the so-called MIND diet faced a 53 percent lower risk for Alzheimer

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  3. Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Girls' Severe Autism

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways. The gene, CTNND2, provides instructions f

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  4. Autism and Risk for Gut Troubles in Children

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism tend to have more gastrointestinal problems early in life compared to other children, a new study finds. Researchers compared these GI symptoms -- such as diarrhea, constipation and food allergy/in

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  5. Prenatal Pollutant Exposure May Cause Kids Trouble

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study sugge

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  6. Researchers Pinpoint Possible Alzheimer's Culprit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims. Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer's progresses, but is not the primary culprit behind t

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  7. Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told by Doctor

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows. The research, conducted by the Alzheimer's Association, involved patien

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  8. Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana

    March 24, 2015 -- Legal marijuana grown in Colorado is two to three times as potent as what was sold on the black market 30 years ago, according to test results released this week at a scientific meeting in Denver. But it’s the unexpected contents of Colorado’s recreational marijuana that surprised

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  9. ADHD Children May Gain From Family-Centered Care

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found. Researchers compared two types of "collabora

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  10. Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests. However, three-quarters of the patients developed new pain in muscles and

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