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  1. Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes

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  2. Memory, Thinking Tests: Hints to Alzheimer's Risk?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 y

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  3. Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds. National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers loo

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  4. Skinny Jeans Took a Tight Toll on This Lady's Legs

    June 23, 2015 -- Squatting for a long time while wearing skinny jeans can damage muscles and nerves in the legs, according to a new case study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The study, called “Fashion Victim,” described a 35-year-old woman in Australia who found

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  5. Lip Fillers May Ease Facial Paralysis Challenges

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with facial paralysis may benefit from cosmetic lip surgery, a preliminary study finds. Facial paralysis is "a very large problem that can occur because of stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy, trauma and birt

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  6. Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a device that can be implanted into the brain to help people battling Parkinson's disease. The Brio Neurostimulation System is "an implantable deep brain stimulation de

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  7. Exercise, Puzzles and Alzheimer's Signs in Brain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental activity don't appear to prevent the brain from developing the telltale beta-amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. "While it was hoped that early, or cu

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  8. Blood Proteins May Provide Early Alzheimer's Clue

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain proteins can be detected in the blood of people long before they develop Alzheimer's disease and may offer a way to diagnose and treat the disease earlier, a new study suggests. The proteins -- called lyso

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  9. Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke robs the brain of nearly eight years, impairing memory and slowing thinking speed, a new study says. University of Michigan researchers analyzed national data from more than 4,900 black and white Americans aged 65

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  10. Diets, Supplements May Not Help Kids With Autism

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems. As the researchers explain, many

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