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  1. ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports. A child's risk of ADH

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  2. Room to Improve in Typical ADHD Care: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pediatricians provide inadequate care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relying too heavily on drugs and failing to thoroughly assess kids' symptoms, a new study reports. Nearly one-t

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  3. These May Be Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how the condition is reported, Danish researchers contend. At least in Denmark, the researcher

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  4. Possible Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One possible reason for memory decline in older age may be that brain networks become less able to maintain their separate functions, a new study suggests. The findings suggest the brain has a harder time with memory when i

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  5. Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests. According to the study, those who do shift work for more than 10 y

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  6. Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes. Neurons -- highly specialized nerve cells in the brain -- appear

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  7. Multiple Sclerosis: Travel Planning

    Pack your bags and see the world! A little advance planning can make your vacation run smoothly. "I encourage patients to travel to all the places they want to visit," says Lily Jung-Henson, MD, a neurologist at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. "I have patients who've gone on safaris in Af

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  8. Life on the Go With MS

    You've got a lot going on in your daily world. Check out these ideas to get comfortable and stay on the move. Finding the right shoe can make walking a lot easier. It can help you manage symptoms like muscle stiffness, numbness, and balance problems. "While there are plentiful options of shoes in th

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  9. MS and Your Social Life

    Keep your social life going strong -- with a little planning and some support from your friends. "We encourage patients to do as much as they feel comfortable doing," says Robert Bermel, MD, medical director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. You can go out for dinner a

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  10. This Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet could help control epilepsy that is difficult to treat, according to new research. A review of five studies found that a ketogenic, or modified Atkins diet, that focuses on foods

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