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  1. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? Symptoms vary, and no two people are alike. Only an expert can say for sure. But there are clues at every age. There are three types of ADHD: Hyperactive-impulsive Inattentive A combination of both Each has different symptoms, and they can change with

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  2. Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially a

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  3. Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm may hold clues about whether a man's children will be at increased risk for autism, a small study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental problems that can cause significant social, communi

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  4. Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Autism Concerns

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents' concerns about their child's early development, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, of Oregon Health and Scienc

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  5. New Drug Shows Promise for MS

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest. MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, damages myelin, the fatty s

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  6. Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise for Epilepsy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report. The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of seve

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  7. Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers. Overweight and obese people were abou

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  8. Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows. Researchers analyzed data from more than 220,000 people in Swe

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  9. Young Parents, Doubled ADHD Risk for Child?

    April 6, 2015 -- Children born to teenage parents have a higher risk of getting ADHD, a large study suggests. The researchers looked at info on more than 50,000 people in Finland. They found that having one parent younger than 20 raised the risk for childhood ADHD by about 50%. Children born to two

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  10. Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia

    April 3, 2015 -- A green tea habit is tied to a lower risk for dementia and mild declines in thinking and memory among older people, a new Japanese study shows. The piping-hot perk doesn't seem to apply to black tea or coffee, though, the researchers say. In the study, they looked at the tea- and co

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