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  1. Early Study: Stem Cells May Reverse MS Disability

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy that uses patients' own primitive blood cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests. The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical A

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  2. Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower MS Risk in Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. In the study, researchers found that among women with MS -- an often disab

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  3. 1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five adults with epilepsy also has symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study finds. Researchers surveyed almost 1,400 adult epilepsy patients across the United States. They fo

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  4. Depression Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. "I wouldn't worry at this point if you're feeling anx

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  5. Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests. In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in

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  6. The Mind May Be a Muscle Booster

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mind can play a key role in maintaining muscle strength in limbs that are placed in a cast for a prolonged period of time, a new study suggests. The researchers said mental imagery might help reduce the muscle

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  7. Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds. The behavior, researchers found, is most often s

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  8. Link Found Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for stroke in the months after they find out they have the disease. And the risk of stroke is higher among those with more aggressive cancer, a new study says. The fi

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  9. Can Pets Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Owning a pet may play a role in social skills development for some children with autism, a new study suggests. The findings are among the first to investigate possible links between pets and social skills in kids with an auti

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  10. Exercise and Risk of Falls in Parkinson's Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercises that focus on balance and leg strengthening may help some people with Parkinson's disease avoid falls, according to a new clinical trial. The study, reported online Dec. 31 in Neurology, found that the benefits w

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