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    1. Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a mo

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    2. Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that stem cell therapy appears to be safe for people with the invariably fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but it's not yet clear whether the treatment provides any benefits. In a prelimi

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    3. Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

      By Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease. Summitt died Tuesday at ag

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    4. Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood. "This study provides reassurance to individuals who

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    5. Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect. But at least some of these alleged benefits might be due to a fleet

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    6. Poor Sleep and Thinking Problems in MS Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis. "Since obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable condition that is also commonly seen in MS, we wondered, 'What

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    7. Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of Parkinson's disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests. "I believe this will be the first of several reports in th

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    8. Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obses

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    9. MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment combining chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant could represent a major advance against aggressive multiple sclerosis, experts say. This new treatment destroys the immune system with chemo and rebuilds it

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    10. Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. "Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems," said

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