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  1. Treating Adult ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood condition that can last into adulthood in about one-third of cases. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, chances are good that your doctor has prescribed a medication -- typically a stimulant -- and suggested cognitive behavio

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  2. Environmental Changes to Genes & Kids With Autism

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research appears to confirm that environmental influences on genes, and not just gene mutations, play a role in the development of autism. Scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Univers

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  3. Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is an important, though often underused, way to improve mental and physical recovery in stroke survivors, according to experts. Stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise because many become inactive and suffe

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  4. Concussion Rates Double Among High School Athletes

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, new research shows. The trend probably reflects an increased awareness and more legislation governing concussions in student

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  5. Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that the commonly used antidepressant Celexa, and perhaps other drugs in its class, may temporarily lower levels of a protein that clogs the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. It's t

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  6. Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a simple way to help spot signs of autism early on in siblings of children with the disorder, new research suggests. The study, which included 184 children at high risk of autism, found that those who developed

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  7. Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Autism apparently isn't a stand-alone disorder, with new research revealing that adults with autism often face a host of mental and physical illnesses. Kaiser Permanente researchers found that nearly all medical condit

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  8. Workplace Solvents and Long-Term Memory Problems

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of French power company retirees finds that those who were exposed to solvents and benzene on the job -- even decades earlier -- were more likely to score poorly on memory and thinking tests. The findings don't

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  9. Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research. Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for

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  10. Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children with autism are more likely to have lost critical developmental skills, such as walking or talking, than are white children, according to a new study. The phenomenon, called developmental regression, occurs w

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