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  1. Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage. Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency

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  2. Drug vs. Drug for Epileptic Seizures in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave th

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  3. Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research. And those language difficulties can have far-reach

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  4. No Link Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Existing guidelines on when and how

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  5. Thinking Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blockage of the carotid artery in the neck appears to increase the odds for memory and thinking problems, a new study indicates. The researchers said their findings suggest more aggressive treatment might be neede

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  6. Football Off-Season and Recovering From 'Hits'

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended. "We follow

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  7. Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests. The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spec

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  8. Brain Scans and Potential for Recovery From Coma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans could help identify comatose patients who have the potential to wake up, a new study suggests. Bedside tests are currently the standard means of trying to assess whether or not a comatose person will make som

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  9. Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research. The new study also found that boys whose moth

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  10. Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates. Stanford University researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 people, most

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