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  1. Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For everyone over 40 who fears that their mind is slowly failing them, a new study suggests that older brains are better than younger brains in some ways. While some thinking skills begin to decline as one ages, research

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  2. British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified the area of the brain linked to pain intensity. The University of Oxford team used a new imaging technique to observe how different levels of pain affected the brains of 17 volunt

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  3. Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk of Alzheimer's?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. A new study finds that gout -- or the high uric acid level that drives the i

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  4. Many Households Have Someone With Failing Memory

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows. These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such a

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  5. Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked

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  6. About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175

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  7. Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Found in Young Adults

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say. "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for making

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  8. Antipsychotics and Seniors With Dementia

    March 2, 2015 -- Antipsychotic drugs are being overused by seniors with dementia and Medicare needs to take immediate action to cut back on unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. government investigators say. Doctors will prescribe antipsychotic drugs for dementia patients with disruptive behaviors such as

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  9. Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish and U.S. adults, found that those who drank four to six cups of

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  10. ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds. The risk is small, but it's a clear indication that

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