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    1. Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

      June 4, 2016 -- Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, known as much for his public persona as his prowess in the ring, died Friday, a family spokesman told the media. He was 74. Noting Ali’s “singular DNA pattern of beauty, grace and bravado,” Time magazine in 2001 described Ali as “perhaps the most idolize

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    2. Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that injecting adult stem cells directly into the brain may give stroke patients a new shot at recovery long after their stroke occurred. "We don't want to oversell this," stressed study lead au

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    3. ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin, a popular drug for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm shortly after a young person starts taking it, a new study suggests. Children an

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    4. Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests. Known as the blood-brain barrier, it's made up of tightly joined ce

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    5. Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle ha

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    6. Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's were ne

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    7. Epilepsy Treatment: Finding the Right Medication

      The goal in treating epilepsy is to control your seizures so you can focus on life again. Over the last two decades, the number of treatment options has grown. Today, your doctor can choose from more than 20 medicines. To find the right drug, your doctor will consider a few things, including: The ty

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    8. Delayed Concussion Treatment May Prolong Recovery

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter   FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.   Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptoms, t

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    9. This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the ge

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    10. ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They

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