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  1. Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Scientists mapped the

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  2. There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech helmets and custom mouth guards do not reduce concussion risk for high school football players any more effectively than low-cost helmets or off-the-shelf mouth guards, a new study says. Neither specific brands nor h

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  3. Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children who've suffered a concussion or other head injury seem to have a much higher-than-average rate of depression, a new study finds. Using data from a U.S. health survey, researchers found that children and teenagers who'd eve

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  4. Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates among young and middle-aged people worldwide are increasing and these groups now account for nearly one-third of all strokes, according to a new study. The analysis of data gathered between 1990 and 2010 found tha

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  5. Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic constipation and fecal incontinence than kids without the neurobehavioral condition, a new study says. The stud

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  6. Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who get less sleep or poor sleep may have more of the plaque that is suggestive of Alzheimer's disease in their brains, a new study indicates. "There is a link between sleep and the amount of [beta] amyloid in the

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  7. FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

    Oct. 18, 2013 -- The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) and a case of a rare brain infection in a European patient. The patient took the drug for nearly 8 months before being diagnosed with the brain infection. The FDA issued an

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  8. Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life: Study

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Despite life-saving advances in treating strokes, these "brain attacks" can shave years off of a person's life and seriously impair the quality of the years they have left, a new study shows. The damage is most pronounced after

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  9. Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A theory claiming that multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by the narrowing of veins in the neck appears to be unfounded, Canadian researchers report. Called "chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency" (CCSVI), Dr. Paolo Zambon

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  10. Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don't Feel Your Pain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Among other traits, psychopaths feel a lack of empathy when other people are in pain, and brain scans now reveal why that is. Psychopathy is a personality disorder marked by callousness, manipulation, sensation seeking and a

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