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  1. Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Autism apparently isn't a stand-alone disorder, with new research revealing that adults with autism often face a host of mental and physical illnesses. Kaiser Permanente researchers found that nearly all medical condit

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  2. Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that the commonly used antidepressant Celexa, and perhaps other drugs in its class, may temporarily lower levels of a protein that clogs the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. It's t

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  3. Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a simple way to help spot signs of autism early on in siblings of children with the disorder, new research suggests. The study, which included 184 children at high risk of autism, found that those who developed

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  4. Workplace Solvents and Long-Term Memory Problems

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of French power company retirees finds that those who were exposed to solvents and benzene on the job -- even decades earlier -- were more likely to score poorly on memory and thinking tests. The findings don't

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  5. Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research. Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for

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  6. Kids With ADHD May Also Have Family Troubles

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research indicates that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse. "Our findings su

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  7. Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children with autism are more likely to have lost critical developmental skills, such as walking or talking, than are white children, according to a new study. The phenomenon, called developmental regression, occurs w

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  8. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four of six Alzheimer's patients responded to deep brain stimulation in a pilot study, German researchers report. Meanwhile, 42 Alzheimer's patients in the United States and Canada have been enrolled in the largest study to

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  9. Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lending credence to the old saying that there's nothing like young blood, a new study found that the brains of old mice were recharged when they were injected with blood from young mice. If this approach works in people, it

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  10. Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in five Ivy League college students acknowledge they've used stimulants to perform better in school even though they haven't been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study shows.

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