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  1. Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions can't be prevented, treated or cured with dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency issued a warning against these products in response to a number of false cl

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  2. Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new, preliminary treatment involving triple-gene therapy appears safe and effective in helping to control motor function in Parkinson's disease patients, according to new research. The therapy, called ProSavin, works

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  3. Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who suffer a concussion often want to return to school and begin using electronics right away, but resuming everyday life too quickly might delay recovery, researchers say. Kids who give their brains a few da

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  4. Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had shingles -- a viral infection also known as herpes zoster -- before age 40 may have a higher risk of stroke years later, a large new study suggests. Adults who get shingles after 40 don't have an increased

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  5. 10 Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

    There are four types: Relapsing-remitting. This is the most common form. You have flare-ups followed by periods without symptoms, called recovery. Primary-progressive. With this type, you do not get the ups and downs. Your symptoms get worse over time. Secondary-progressive. You get flares and recov

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  6. What 'Brain-Dead' Means

    Jan. 3, 2014 -- What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead? WebMD asked critical care specialist Isaac Tawil, MD, an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Me

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  7. Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also are extremely aggressive might benefit from taking an antipsychotic drug along with their stimulant medication, a new study suggests. Prescribing pow

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  8. Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There might be some good news in the fight against Alzheimer's disease: A new study suggests that a large daily dose of vitamin E might help slow progression of the memory-robbing illness. Alzheimer's patients given a "

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  9. ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have missed out on valuable counseling because of a widely touted study that concluded stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall were more effect

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  10. FDA Rejects MS Drug Lemtrada

    Dec. 30, 2013 -- The FDA has rejected the new multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada, saying the drugmaker didn’t show the drug's benefits outweigh some serious risks. The agency asked the maker, Genzyme, to test the drug in more clinical trials. The drug was to be used for relapsing-remitting MS, the mos

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