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    1. 'You Can Catch Alzheimer's': Really?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- People in the United Kingdom and around the world woke up to some brain-shrinking headlines Thursday morning. “You Can Catch Alzheimer’s,” said the front page of London’s Daily Mirror.  “Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Caught Through Medical Accidents,” was the headline on the Telegraph

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    2. Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone melatonin are linked to a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups during the darker months of fall and winter, new research suggests. American and Argentinian scientists also

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    3. Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says. Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn't

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    4. Quitting Smoking May Delay MS Progression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis progresses faster in people who continue to smoke compared to smokers who quit after their diagnosis, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates that smoking after MS diagnosis has a negative impact on

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    5. Many With Parkinson's May Have Memory Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report. The study included 40 people with early stage Parkinson's disease and 40 healthy older adults. While the disease is generally viewed as a movem

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    6. Moms Who Breastfeed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, t

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    7. When Awareness of Memory Problems Fades

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds. That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before,

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    8. Exercise, Supplements May Not Keep Elderly Sharper

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

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    9. Aging Brains and Vulnerability to Alzheimer's

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case. New cutting-edge technology reveals that as you age, your brain becomes less and less capable of flushin

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    10. 9 Factors May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests. Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an

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