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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends. "Working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary hea

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    4. Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Music therapy might someday help people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. About 80 percent of epilepsy patients have temporal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures originate in the temporal lobe of the brain. Music is process

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    5. The Most Effective Way to Protect an Aging Brain

      Aug. 7, 2015 -- Scientists have a message for anyone who’s worried about memory loss -- move, a lot. Researchers have known for some time that exercise is good for aging brains. The latest studies, though, are adding some finer points to that message: While exercise appears to work best before memor

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    6. Program Promising for Young Adults With Autism

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A special program for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improved their social skills, a new study finds. Because autism research tends to focus on therapies for younger children, the stud

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    7. Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests. These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantam

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    8. Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The annual cost of caring for Americans with autism might reach $500 billion by 2025, a new study estimates, with outside estimates approaching $1 trillion. Health economists at the University of California, Davis, anal

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    9. Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsew

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    10. Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of a certain hormone may play a role in the social difficulties that children with autism spectrum disorders experience, new research suggests. Vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure, may pla

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