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  1. Preparing Kids With Autism for Adult Life

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals. Investigators

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  2. CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 children and teens has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report. That number has remained relatively steady since 2007, according to government esti

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  3. Medical Marijuana Pill Falls Short: Dementia Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So-called medical marijuana pills may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia, a small study suggests. In a trial of 50 dementia patients, researchers found that pills containing the main ac

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  4. Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging study of preschoolers has seemingly identified gender differences in the way autism may manifest itself in the brain. "This research adds to a growing body of evidence that there are differences between boys a

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  5. Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

    May 13, 2015 -- Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease. Recent studies sho

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  6. Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys: Study

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research su

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  7. ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

    Are you thinking about giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from his ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth. (Some ADHD drugs may slow this.) Then again, a medication vacation may unleash the very behaviors that ha

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  8. 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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  9. Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A protein known to accumulate in Parkinson's disease and other degenerative brain disorders activates the brain's immune defenses, researchers say. The protein is called a-synuclein. The researchers noted that diseases suc

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  10. How to Work With Your ADHD Child's School

    You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and his teacher. If your

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