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    1. ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin, a popular drug for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm shortly after a young person starts taking it, a new study suggests. Children an

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    2. Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests. Known as the blood-brain barrier, it's made up of tightly joined ce

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    3. Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle ha

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    4. Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's were ne

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    5. Delayed Concussion Treatment May Prolong Recovery

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter   FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.   Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptoms, t

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    6. This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the ge

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    7. Epilepsy Drug Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pr

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    8. ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They

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    9. Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do bette

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    10. 5 Warning Signs of Stroke

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says. " 'Sudden' and 'severe' are key words, but if in doubt, do n

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