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  1. Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with a newly identified subtype of Alzheimer's disease are misdiagnosed and don't receive proper treatment, researchers report. They analyzed the brains of more than 1,800 Alzheimer's patients and found that 11

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  2. When Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Work

    April 30, 2014 --The first time Dana gave marijuana to her 13-year-old son, it was a mother’s act of desperation. Edward has absence seizures, also known as petit mal seizures. At least a dozen times a day, he blanks out for about 20 seconds. The seizures affect his school work and memory. His mothe

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  3. Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of having a child with autism rises rapidly after women pass age 30, a large new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 417,000 children born in Sweden between 1984 and 2003. They found that wo

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  4. Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- What many parents of children with autism have long suspected -- that autism and gastrointestinal complaints often go together -- is now supported by a new study. The study, a review of medical research, found that child

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  5. Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but whether it can benefit patients with other neurological disorders is still unclear, according to a new review by top neurologists. Doctors with

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  6. FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Companies that make false or misleading claims that their products and therapies can treat or even cure autism face possible legal action if they continue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned them. As part of

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  7. Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against MS

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment targeting specific white blood cells in the immune system known as B cells may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. The study involved 231 people with a form of MS that's ca

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  8. Seniors With Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests. Folks with mild impairment of memory or thought

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  9. Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage. Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency

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  10. Drug vs. Drug for Epileptic Seizures in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave th

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