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  1. Many Households Have Someone With Failing Memory

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows. These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such a

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  2. Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked

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  3. Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Found in Young Adults

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say. "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for making

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  4. About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175

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  5. Antipsychotics and Seniors With Dementia

    March 2, 2015 -- Antipsychotic drugs are being overused by seniors with dementia and Medicare needs to take immediate action to cut back on unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. government investigators say. Doctors will prescribe antipsychotic drugs for dementia patients with disruptive behaviors such as

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  6. Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish and U.S. adults, found that those who drank four to six cups of

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  7. ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds. The risk is small, but it's a clear indication that

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  8. Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eig

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  9. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Skin Test: Early Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins assoc

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  10. Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of amputees in Austria. The three patients in question all suffered w

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