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    1. Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Study Finds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous

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    2. Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the ris

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    3. Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting. Experts stressed that the study was small, and primarily designed to see whether the drug

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    4. Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, new research suggests. "It could be that the head injury itself initiates a cascade of effects that ultimately

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    5. New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help control the involuntary, sudden muscle movements associated with Huntington's disease, with fewer side effects, according to the results of a small trial. "Deutetrabenazine is not yet FDA-a

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    6. FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

      July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes less than 5% of all people with the degenerative brain disease. But the death of legendary college basketball coach P

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    7. Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small new study suggests. The research included 32 young men who hadn't been

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    8. Test Might Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Young Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer's disease in young adults, a new study suggests. People without any thinking impairments, but with a high number of gene mutations linked to Alzheimer's

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    9. Are Male and Female Brains Different?

      Of course, there's isn't a simple answer to that question. While some brain features are more common in one sex than the other, and some are typically found in both, most people have a unique mix. Research has found some key differences that could explain why we expect males and females to think and

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    10. Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a mo

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