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    1. Good Students: Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids at the head of the class not only have better college and job prospects, they may also stave off Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. People with the best school grades and most complex jobs later on -- as

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    2. Brain Changes May Differ by Race With Alzheimer's

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease seems to develop differently in the brains of black patients than in whites. And, black people seem more likely to suffer different types of brain changes that also contribute to dementia, a new st

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    3. Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase nonsmokers' risk of stroke by nearly one-third. "Our findings suggest the possibility for adverse health outcomes such as stroke among nonsmokers expo

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    4. Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims often experience an immediate deterioration in their ability to think and reason. But a new study shows that a stroke also can have a more insidious, long-term effect on your mental processes. People who s

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    5. Kids with Autism Respond Differently to Smells

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorders appear to respond to stinky smells differently from children without autism, a new study found. The difference was pronounced enough that researchers could tell who had autism and who

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    6. Young People and Antipsychotics for ADHD

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a

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    7. Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes

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    8. Memory, Thinking Tests: Hints to Alzheimer's Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 y

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    9. Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds. National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers loo

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    10. Skinny Jeans Took a Tight Toll on This Lady's Legs

      June 23, 2015 -- Squatting for a long time while wearing skinny jeans can damage muscles and nerves in the legs, according to a new case study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The study, called “Fashion Victim,” described a 35-year-old woman in Australia who found

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