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  1. ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have missed out on valuable counseling because of a widely touted study that concluded stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall were more effect

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  2. Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with memory problems and a history of concussion have more buildup of Alzheimer's disease-associated plaques in the brain than those who also had concussions but don't have memory problems, according to a

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  3. Keeping People With Dementia at Home Longer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans with dementia who live at home have numerous health, safety and supportive care needs that aren't being met, a new study shows. Any one of these issues could force people with dementia out of the home sooner

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  4. Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Could anxiety boost the risk for stroke? A new long-term study suggests just that -- the greater the anxiety, the greater the risk for stroke. Study participants who suffered the most anxiety had a 33 percent higher ri

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  5. Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some concerns to the contrary, children whose moms used antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at increased risk of autism, a large new Danish study suggests. The results, published Dec. 19 in the New

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  6. Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, Ritalin and some other drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause long-lasting and sometimes painful erections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. If this

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  7. NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health is teaming up with the National Football League on research into the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving concussion diagnosis. The projects will be supported lar

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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