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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

    Editor's note: This story was updated Nov. 5, 2014, with information on two new studies regarding Pradaxa. July 25, 2014 -- Two recent studies that compare the newer blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) with the old standby drug, warfarin, have found that people on higher doses of Pradaxa have a

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. These May Be Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how the condition is reported, Danish researchers contend. At least in Denmark, the researcher

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