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  1. Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism who were intentionally infected with a parasitic intestinal worm experienced an improvement in their behavior, researchers say. After swallowing whipworm eggs for 12 weeks, people with autism became

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  2. Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As more research focuses on the damage concussions can cause, scientists now report that even mild blows to the head might affect memory and thinking. In this latest study, special helmets were used on football and ic

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  3. Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger’s Diagnosis

    Dec. 9, 2013 -- The singer Susan Boyle says she has Asperger's syndrome, and the diagnosis has given her a sense of relief. Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information, and relates to other people.

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  4. Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives: Research

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat the seizure disorder find it improves their mood and their ability to work and drive, a new study reveals. Meanwhile, a second study also indicates th

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  5. Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost This?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation of a specific area of the brain may help boost a person's ability to get through tough times, according to a tiny new study. Researchers implanted electrodes in the brains of two people with epileps

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  6. TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine normally used to thwart the respiratory illness tuberculosis also might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, a new study suggests. In people who had a fir

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  7. U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30% Over Past Decade

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke deaths in the United States have been dropping for more than 100 years and have declined 30 percent in the past 11 years, a new report reveals. Sometimes called a brain attack, stroke is a leading cause of long-term

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  8. Mother's Smoking May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Australia sheds more light on what environmental factors might raise the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "Compared with mothers whose children did not have ADHD, mothers of childr

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  9. Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are testing a new thought-controlled device that may one day help people move limbs again after they've been paralyzed by a stroke. The device combines a high-tech brain-computer interface with electrical stimul

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  10. Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A newer MRI method can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The method could help doctors and parents make better informed decisions about medication, a new

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