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  1. Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests. The researchers compared IQ scores obtained around age 11 from more than 1,000 Scottish

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  2. Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 -- a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts. The cost of caring for these Alzheimer's patient

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  3. Two Generic ADHD Drugs Not as Effective: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The agency analyzed availa

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  4. ADHD Stimulant Abuse Common Among Young Adults

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in every five college students abuses prescription stimulants, according to a new survey sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The survey also found that one in seven non-students of similar age also

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  5. B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study. Past research hinted that taking vitamin B12 and folic acid might help protect memory and thinking skil

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  6. Problems at Clinic Where Joan Rivers Treated

    Nov. 11, 2014 -- An investigation cites numerous problems at the clinic where Joan Rivers suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen while undergoing a procedure to treat chronic reflux disease. Staff at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan "failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide time

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  7. Year 1 of Legal Marijuana: Lessons Learned in CO

    Nov. 6, 2014 -- When the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in modern history began Jan. 1 in Colorado, it was a bold experiment fraught with unknowns. Would kids get easy access to the drug? Would stoned drivers make the highways more dangerous? Would drug addiction problems increase? Whil

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  8. Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report. The study found that for children up to 18 years old with epilepsy, the annual risk for death was 0.84 perce

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  9. Some Painkillers May Up Death Risk After Stroke

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis pain relievers known as COX-2 inhibitors, including Celebrex and Lodine, are associated with an increased risk of dying within a month after a stroke, according to a new study. "This large study from Denmark

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  10. ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports. A child's risk of ADH

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