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    1. Slowed Walking in Seniors: Alzheimer's Danger?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who walk more slowly may have higher amounts of a protein linked to Alzheimer's in their brains, a small, new study suggests. Researchers found a modest association between higher levels of amyloid plaques -- d

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    2. Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests. An analysis of more than 1,400 MRI scans suggests that biologically unmistakable sex differences don't extend to the brain. Instead, the br

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    3. Blood Flow to Brain Slowed After Concussion

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer a concussion can show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain, even after their symptoms have subsided, a new, preliminary study suggests. Using an advanced form of MRI, researchers found th

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    4. Adults With This May Face Higher Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds. "We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discov

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    5. Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques and Blood Flow

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein clumps could harm the br

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    6. ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms. The analysis, published online Nov. 23 in Pediatrics, found that child

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    7. Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don't have ADHD, a new study suggests. The risk of being bu

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    8. 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new type a lightweight and pressurized neck collar may help prevent mild concussions during sports, according to the developers of the device. The collar, which weighs four to five ounces -- is designed to exert a minimal a

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    9. Has Happiness' Home in the Brain Been Found?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may never figure out why people are happy or not, but they're a bit closer now to figuring out where happiness resides in the brain. A team at Kyoto University in Japan used MRI to scan the brains of volunteers

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    10. NFL's $1 Billion Concussion Case in Appeals Court

      Nov. 20, 2015 -- A proposed $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed against the NFL by former players goes to an appeals court Thursday. Opponents of the settlement say it benefits some retired players at the expense of others, the Associated Press reported. Former players w

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