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    1. U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. seniors may be developing dementia less often and at later stages of life, a decades-long study suggests. More than 5,000 people followed for almost 40 years starting in the mid-1970s experienced an average 20 pe

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    2. Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best? A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive,

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    3. Study Links Concussion to Risk of Later Suicide

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests. Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more i

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    4. ADHD May Be Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found t

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    5. Building Self-Confidence When You Have MS

      For 5 years, Michelle Tolson lived a life many little girls dream of. She was a dancer with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Each night, she dazzled audiences from around the world with her precise leg work. Sometimes, she did 17 shows a week. Tolson left the Rockettes in 2002, but she sti

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    6. Anxiety Meds Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodi

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    7. Dating With MS

      By the end of 2006, life was just starting to come back together for Kate Milliken. The business she launched after a broken engagement was beginning to take off. She was finally dating again in Manhattan. Two weeks later, after serious fatigue and problems with movement, she was diagnosed with mult

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    8. MS and Your Friendships

      When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), friends are especially important. Just ask Diane Robinson and Sue Karpen of Raleigh, NC. The two women, friends for nearly 10 years, both have MS. “We’ve just done a lot of things together,” Karpen says. “We help each other. It’s really wonderful.” No matter ho

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    9. Could Vitamins Relieve MS Symptoms?

      Could the vitamin aisle at your local pharmacy be the key for control of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms? There are promising signs, but it’s too soon to start taking any supplements to get relief. Natural treatments for pain, muscle weakness, or fatigue are appealing to people with MS, says Kathle

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    10. Seafood May Help Those At Risk of Alzheimer's

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease. Researchers who examine

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