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    1. Drug May Drop Risk of Falls For People With This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used dementia drug shows potential in reducing the risk of falls among Parkinson's patients, new research suggests. "With the degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells, people with Parkinson's often have iss

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    2. Young Adults May Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms. Ideally, people with an ischemic stroke (blocked

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    3. Early Weight Loss With Parkinson's May Be Red Flag

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who lose weight in the early stages of Parkinson's disease may have a more serious form of the movement disorder, according to a new study. Parkinson's is a chronic and progressive disease marked by tremors, impaire

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    4. Feds Crack Down on False Brain-Training Claims

      Jan. 7, 2016 -- Lumos Labs, the company behind the popular brain-training web site Lumosity, has agreed to refund subscribers $2 million after making deceptive and “unfounded” claims about its products, the Federal Trade Commission has announced. “The claims they were making really didn’t have adequ

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    5. Could Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose vitamin D appears safe for people with multiple sclerosis, and it may help quiet the immune system hyperactivity that marks the disease, a small clinical trial finds. The study, published online Dec. 30 in Neurol

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    6. ADHD Meds Linked to Psychotic Side Effects

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illn

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    7. Very Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born very prematurely are at higher risk for developing autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers found differences in the brains of babies born before 27 weeks' gestation who were later di

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    8. Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rules for judging when a patient is brain dead vary widely from hospital to hospital, despite the existence of national standards created to ensure accuracy, a new study has found. The American Academy of Neurology a

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    9. Blood Flow to Back of Brain and Risk of This

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a stroke in the back of the brain and continue to have reduced blood flow to this area have a higher risk of having another stroke within two years, a new study reveals. But researchers say people w

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    10. Singing May Help Those With Early Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, t

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