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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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  1. What Are the Side Effects of MS Treatments?

    You want to find the multiple sclerosis treatment that's right for you, so you’re weighing the benefits and side effects. It starts by getting to know what each MS drug does. "All of these medications, in one way or another, affect the immune system," says Thomas P. Leist, MD, director of the Jeffer

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  2. Stress and Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Increased stress could be a risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. However, the research did not prove that stress caused cognitive impairment or Alzheim

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  3. Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer's Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer's disea

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  4. Kids With ADHD: At Risk for Risky Behavior?

    The teacher calls you at home to tell you about a playground injury involving your child and another classmate. Or, maybe she doesn't quite believe your child's story about what happened to his classmate's toy. Maybe you notice that some loose change is missing from a jar on the dresser. If you're t

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  5. ADHD and Your Teen's Behavior

    The teen years are a long, natural rite of passage. Childhood intersects with adulthood as kids seek and gain more independence and responsibility. It's a very trying time for any teen -- but especially one who has ADHD. "All of a sudden, they're being asked to handle  situations they're probably no

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  6. ADHD and Video Games: Is There a Link?

    Nate is like a lot of kids who have ADHD. Time management and organization skills are a challenge. He has trouble focusing on humdrum tasks like homework, especially math. But when it comes to video games that are full of combat, its mission accomplished for Nate, a 17-year-old high school student i

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  7. Pesticide in Milk May Be Linked to Parkinson's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who drank milk that may have been tainted with a pesticide when they were young might be more likely to develop signs of Parkinson's disease, a new study out of Hawaii suggests. A pesticide called heptachlor epoxide

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  8. Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable devices aimed at tracking seizures in epilepsy patients are being developed, researchers report. Three such devices -- a patch, an arm band system and wrist-worn monitors -- were reviewed in three separate studies a

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  9. ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- with girls and Hispanic children showing the biggest increases of all, a new study shows. Researchers found that in

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  10. Pot Chemical and Kids' Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence is mounting that a marijuana-derived oil might benefit some children with epilepsy whose seizures aren't controlled by approved medications, two new studies show. Cannabidiol (CBD) significantly reduced seizures

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