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  1. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    Everyone takes risks now and then. But if you have ADHD and it’s not being treated, risky behavior can be more the norm. That can interfere with jobs, relationships -- life in general. People with ADHD often have “a serious impulse control problem,” says Russell A. Barkley, PhD. He's a clinical prof

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  2. Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The lifetime cost of supporting just one person with autism can range from $1.4 million to $2.4 million, with factors as varied as lost wages, residential care and special education driving up expenses, a new study has fo

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  3. 4th U.S. Case of Mad Cow-Related Disease Reported

    June 6, 2014 -- A fourth U.S. case of a fatal brain disorder that's related to mad cow disease has been confirmed by federal health officials. The patient lived in Texas and died recently. Laboratory tests done during an autopsy of the man's brain showed he had variant CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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  4. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? There are clues at every age. But symptoms vary, and only an expert can say for sure.   ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three types of it:  Hyperactivity-impulsivity Inattention A combination of both Each has differ

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  5. Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Life with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a "holistic" program involving yoga, meditation and other interv

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  6. FDA OKs First Device for Restless Legs Syndrome

    June 2, 2014 -- The FDA has approved the first device to improve sleep in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS). The device, a pad called Relaxis, was approved Friday. The patient lies in bed and places his or her legs on the pad, which provides vibrations that gradually ramp down and stop. The

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  7. Obama Calls for More Youth Concussion Research

    May 30, 2014 -- More research into youth sports concussion is needed in order to better understand he scope of the issue and the long-term impacts of this type of injury, President Barack Obama said Thursday at a day-long summit on the topic at the White House. "We want our kids participating in spo

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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