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  1. Famous Face Test May Spot Early Dementia

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, John F. Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? Widespread fame. And now new research suggests that middle-aged Americans who fail to recognize or name them and their like may suffer from

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  2. ADHD and Texting Double Trouble for Teen Drivers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are worse drivers than their peers who don't have ADHD and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows. What's more, texting behind the wheel is so di

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  3. New Genetic Clues to Severe Childhood Epilepsy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique used to identify genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy could be used to find and confirm other gene mutations that cause neurological disorders, researchers report. The scientists performed a t

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  4. Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research. The study of nearly 150 boys found that those with an autism sp

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  5. Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with dementia who use certain blood pressure medications may have a slower rate of mental decline, new research suggests. The study, reported July 25 in BMJ Open, found that dementia patients on particular ACE inhibito

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  6. Some Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that people with genes that produce a cholesterol transporter molecule called APOE4 are at especially high risk for Alzheimer's disease. Now they think they know why. Researchers say they've discovere

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  7. Mercury Exposure and Autistic Behavior: No Link?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to low levels of mercury in the womb because their mothers ate large amounts of fish during pregnancy don't appear to be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. Worry that low levels of mercury migh

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  8. Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising enough to break a sweat most days might slightly reduce the risk of stroke in middle-aged and older people compared to those who are inactive, a new study suggests -- although the findings aren't definitive and the

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  9. Alzheimer's Progression: Step by Step

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research seeks to delineate just how Alzheimer's disease unfolds in the human brain. Biological changes may happen earlier than scientists had previously thought, according to a new disease model. This suggests that

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  10. FDA Approves Brain Test for ADHD

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first brain test that could help doctors diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using biological evidence, and not just the results of psychiatric evaluations. The device, called the NEBA System, is a 20-minute test that

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