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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Lip Fillers May Ease Facial Paralysis Challenges

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with facial paralysis may benefit from cosmetic lip surgery, a preliminary study finds. Facial paralysis is "a very large problem that can occur because of stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy, trauma and birt

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    4. Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a device that can be implanted into the brain to help people battling Parkinson's disease. The Brio Neurostimulation System is "an implantable deep brain stimulation de

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    5. Blood Proteins May Provide Early Alzheimer's Clue

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain proteins can be detected in the blood of people long before they develop Alzheimer's disease and may offer a way to diagnose and treat the disease earlier, a new study suggests. The proteins -- called lyso

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    6. Exercise, Puzzles and Alzheimer's Signs in Brain

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental activity don't appear to prevent the brain from developing the telltale beta-amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. "While it was hoped that early, or cu

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    7. Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke robs the brain of nearly eight years, impairing memory and slowing thinking speed, a new study says. University of Michigan researchers analyzed national data from more than 4,900 black and white Americans aged 65

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    8. Diets, Supplements May Not Help Kids With Autism

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems. As the researchers explain, many

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    9. Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence -- but not proof -- of a link between a commonly used household pesticide and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens, according to a new study. Specifically, research

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    10. Alzheimer's-Linked Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. "Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle, and enhancing sleep may

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