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  1. Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low iron levels can raise your risk of stroke by making your blood more sticky, a new study indicates. Investigators looked at data from nearly 500 people with a rare hereditary disease that causes them to have enlarged

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  2. Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People learning a new skill might pick it up more quickly by watching videos of other people performing the same task, a small new study suggests. People who viewed training videos experienced 11 times greater improveme

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  3. Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Celexa shows promise in easing the agitation people with Alzheimer's disease often suffer, and may offer a safer alternative to antipsychotic drugs, a new study finds. "Agitation is one of the worst sym

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  4. Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from getting a type of training during school hours that monitors their brain waves to help improve attention. The s

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  5. Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study, French researchers have found that people deficient in vitamin C might be at greater risk for bleeding in the brain, also called hemorrhagic stroke. Hemorrhagic strokes make up only 15 percent of all st

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  6. Sleep Apnea May Worsen Fatigue in MS Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is common in people with multiple sclerosis and may contribute to their fatigue, a new study shows. Fatigue is one of the most frequent and debilitating symptoms experienced by MS patients. The study included 1

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  7. Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions. Scientists f

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  8. Stroke Risk After Childbirth

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increased risk of having a stroke or other blood-clotting problem might continue longer after a woman gives birth than previously believed, according to a new study. "Historically, six weeks was the accepted period

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  9. Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking, tennis and other types of moderate exercise may lower a woman's stroke risk by one-fifth, a new study says. Being more active also offset the increased stroke risk linked with using hormone replacement the

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  10. Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine hearing a weather forecaster warn that tomorrow could be "colder with a chance of stroke." As odd as that may seem, researchers have found possible associations between certain weather conditions and the

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