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  1. Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been intr

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  2. Challenging Job May Help Some With Dementia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a challenging job may help people live longer after developing a certain type of dementia, a small study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical charts of 34 people diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Thi

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  3. Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests. Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play

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  4. Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk. Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue

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  5. Young Adults With Autism: Unemployment, Isolation

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns. The "National Autism Indicators Report: Tra

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  6. Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially a

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  7. Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm may hold clues about whether a man's children will be at increased risk for autism, a small study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental problems that can cause significant social, communi

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  8. Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Autism Concerns

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents' concerns about their child's early development, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, of Oregon Health and Scienc

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  9. New Drug Shows Promise for MS

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest. MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, damages myelin, the fatty s

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  10. Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise for Epilepsy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report. The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of seve

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