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    1. Antipsychotics and Parkinson's Early Death Risk

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that Parkinson's patients who are given antipsychotics to treat dementia and psychosis may be more likely to die early. However, the medications provide important benefits and the study authors aren

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    2. People With Autism Tend to Die Younger

      March 18, 2016 -- People with autism pass away younger on average than those without the condition, according to recent research. The Swedish study found that adults with autism and a learning disability are 40 times more likely to die early due to a neurological condition than those in the general

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    3. Thought Processing Concerns Parkinson's Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declines in thinking skills could have a greater impact on Parkinson's disease patients' ability to converse than physical problems, according to a British study. "Around 70 percent of people with Parkinson's have problem

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    4. Verbal Skills of Women With Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, women tend to remember words better than men do, which could delay diagnosis in women, new research suggests. The difference exists even though women and men have similar amo

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    5. Obesity and the Pill May Raise Risk of Rare Stroke

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who take oral contraceptives may have a higher risk for a rare type of stroke, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found that obese women on birth control pills were nearly 30 times more likely to develo

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    6. Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are not at higher risk for certain digestive system problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a small study suggests. The researchers focused on gastrointestinal disorders that prev

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    7. Can a Drink Help Memory in Early Dementia?

      March 14, 2016 -- Early results of a study suggest a nutritional drink may help memory problems in people with early dementia. But Alzheimer's groups urge caution regarding the findings. The drink, Souvenaid, is a patented combination of fatty acids, vitamins, and other nutrients derived from milk,

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    8. Even Gardening or Dancing May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. Researchers who analyzed lifestyle habits and brain scans of nearly 900 older adults fo

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    9. MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Ailments

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have other chronic health problems than those without the nervous system disorder, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at how common several chronic condition

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    10. Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Husbands and wives who feel the strain of caring for a sick or disabled spouse are at a higher risk of stroke than those who do not have to care for their significant other, a new study suggests. Spouse caregivers who sa

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