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    1. Heavy Coffee Drinkers Show Lower MS Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink a lot of coffee may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a new large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 6,700 adults, those who downed about six cups of coffee a day

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    2. Alcohol and ADHD Medication

      If you take medication for your ADHD, you may wonder whether or not you can drink alcohol. And if it's okay, how much can you safely have? There's no official recommendation, because not enough research has been done. But some doctors think a drink or two is all right for some people under certain c

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    3. Daylight Saving Time Tied to Spike in Stroke Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people's risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints. Looking at a decade's worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that the

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    4. Active Mind, Body May Not Help Curb Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's plenty of evidence suggesting that people who are active socially, intellectually and physically may stave off Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows those efforts may only go so far to keep dementia at

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    5. Could Adults' Expectations Up Kids' ADHD Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest. Reporting in the Feb. 22 issue of JAMA Pedia

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    6. Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Brain?

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- There's welcome news for chocolate lovers: Eating chocolate regularly appears to improve mental skills. A study published in the journal Appetite found that people who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better at mental skills than those who ate chocolate less often. Resea

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    7. Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suff

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    8. Behavioral Therapy First for ADHD Treatment?

      Feb. 18, 2016 -- Behavioral therapy should be used before medication in treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. One paper found that children's ADHD problems improve faster when their first therapy is behavioral -- such as being taught basic

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    9. Stroke Survivors May Develop Seizures

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seizures are common in the years following a stroke, a new study found, with nearly one in six survivors requiring hospital care after a seizure. Researchers noted that the seizure rate following stroke was more than dou

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    10. Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Stave Off Stroke

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly exercise and get a full night's sleep may have a relatively lower risk of suffering a stroke, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among almost 300,000 U.S. adults, those who routinely slept s

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