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    1. Medical Marijuana Pill Falls Short: Dementia Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So-called medical marijuana pills may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia, a small study suggests. In a trial of 50 dementia patients, researchers found that pills containing the main ac

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    2. Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

      May 13, 2015 -- Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease. Recent studies sho

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    3. Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A protein known to accumulate in Parkinson's disease and other degenerative brain disorders activates the brain's immune defenses, researchers say. The protein is called a-synuclein. The researchers noted that diseases suc

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    4. ADHD Tied to Eating Disorder Risk in Kids, Teens

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study. The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As

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    5. Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kirk Gibson, who played 17 seasons of Major League Baseball and is perhaps best known for a dramatic pinch-hit, ninth inning home run to win a World Series game in 1988, said Tuesday he has Parkinson's disease. Gibson,

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    6. Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been intr

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    7. Challenging Job May Help Some With Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a challenging job may help people live longer after developing a certain type of dementia, a small study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical charts of 34 people diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Thi

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    8. Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests. Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play

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    9. Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk. Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue

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    10. Young Adults With Autism: Unemployment, Isolation

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns. The "National Autism Indicators Report: Tra

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