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  1. Strokes and the Toll They Take on Younger Adults

    Oct. 3, 2014 -- About 10% of the 800,000 strokes that happen in the U.S. each year strike adults younger than 45. A stroke -- an event where blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either by a blood clot or bleeding -- can be devastating at any age. But when a younger adult has one, they're affected “

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  2. Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mini-stroke may not cause lasting physical damage, but it could increase your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. Almost one-third of patients who suffered a mini-str

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  3. Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. However, both the study's lead author and an outside expert a

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  4. Can Diet Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

    Sept. 25, 2014 -- A new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS. Although the researchers looked at the diets from 185,000 women participating in other large studies, they focused on di

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  5. Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A particular brain chemical may help people with Tourette syndrome suppress the disorder's characteristic "tics," scientists report. They hope their discovery paves the way to new therapies for the developmental neurologic

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  6. Memory Slips in Senior Years and Dementia Risk

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests. Evaluating more than 500 seniors, scientists found t

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  7. Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Multitasking with smartphones, laptop computers and other media devices could change the structure of your brain, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who often use several forms of media simultaneou

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  8. Cholesterol Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the drugs, a

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  9. 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Have These Problems

    Sept. 15, 2014 -- One in three retired National Football League players will develop neurological problems, and those problems will develop at "notably younger ages" than is normal, numbers released Friday show. The statistics formed the basis of a settlement the NFL reached with 5,000 former player

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  10. Some May Compensate for Alzheimer's-Linked Protein

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. That could help explain why some older people who have beta-amyloid deposits do not devel

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