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  1. Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. "The study does not prove that pollution increases risk for autism. It found an association," cautioned lead

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  2. Concussion Damage Looks Like Early Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion can lead to damage in the white matter of the brain that resembles abnormalities found in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School

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  3. Too Much Saturated Fat Tied to Alzheimer's Risk?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in saturated fat can quickly rob the brain of a key chemical that helps protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. In a small study published online Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology, resear

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  4. Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain-imaging study could help explain why children with autism have difficulty with verbal communication: They may not get much pleasure from the human voice. Researchers found that those with the disorder showed weaker conn

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  5. New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with genetic mutations that lead to inherited, early onset Alzheimer's disease overproduce a longer, stickier form of amyloid beta, the protein fragment that clumps into plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients,

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  6. Restless Legs Syndrome Tied to Earlier Death Risk

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Men with restless legs syndrome now have another health concern: New research has just linked the condition to an increased risk of dying early. In a study of nearly 20,000 men, Harvard researchers found that men with restles

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  7. Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans reveal that soccer players who head the ball a lot show changes in the white matter of their brain that mirror those seen in traumatic head injuries. In addition, they face a higher risk of developing thinki

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  8. For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Day care centers for people with Alzheimer's disease can give their spouses and other family caregivers a much needed source of stress relief, a new study suggests. Such centers offer people with dementia a chance to socialize and t

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  9. Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a rate that's three times higher than it is in the general population, a new study shows. "We don't know the c

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  10. Your Stroke Risk Can Drop With 7 Lifestyle Changes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study. Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the Am

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