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    1. Obesity and the Pill May Raise Risk of Rare Stroke

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who take oral contraceptives may have a higher risk for a rare type of stroke, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found that obese women on birth control pills were nearly 30 times more likely to develo

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    2. Can a Drink Help Memory in Early Dementia?

      March 14, 2016 -- Early results of a study suggest a nutritional drink may help memory problems in people with early dementia. But Alzheimer's groups urge caution regarding the findings. The drink, Souvenaid, is a patented combination of fatty acids, vitamins, and other nutrients derived from milk,

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    3. Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are not at higher risk for certain digestive system problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a small study suggests. The researchers focused on gastrointestinal disorders that prev

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    4. Even Gardening or Dancing May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. Researchers who analyzed lifestyle habits and brain scans of nearly 900 older adults fo

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    5. MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Ailments

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have other chronic health problems than those without the nervous system disorder, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at how common several chronic condition

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    6. Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Husbands and wives who feel the strain of caring for a sick or disabled spouse are at a higher risk of stroke than those who do not have to care for their significant other, a new study suggests. Spouse caregivers who sa

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    7. Heavy Coffee Drinkers Show Lower MS Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink a lot of coffee may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a new large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 6,700 adults, those who downed about six cups of coffee a day

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    8. Alcohol and ADHD Medication

      If you take medication for your ADHD, you may wonder whether or not you can drink alcohol. And if it's okay, how much can you safely have? There's no official recommendation, because not enough research has been done. But some doctors think a drink or two is all right for some people under certain c

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    9. Daylight Saving Time Tied to Spike in Stroke Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people's risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints. Looking at a decade's worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that the

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    10. Active Mind, Body May Not Help Curb Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's plenty of evidence suggesting that people who are active socially, intellectually and physically may stave off Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows those efforts may only go so far to keep dementia at

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