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  1. Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study. For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found. "For those who had a mild

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  2. Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia. In

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  3. Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's: Studies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association b

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  4. Alzheimer's Blood Test a 'Major' Step Closer: Study

    July 8, 2014 -- A major advance has been made in creating a blood test to predict when at-risk people will develop Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists. In a study that included more than 1,000 people, the British researchers identified proteins in the blood that were 87 percent accurate in

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  5. ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder boost the risk of heart conditions in children remains a subject of concern. Now, research from Denmark suggests medications such as Ritalin and Concert

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  6. iPads May Help Kids With Autism: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests. The study compared language and social communication treatment -- with or without acc

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  7. Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs, a new analysis finds. However, that does not mean that the medications that are prescribed to

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  8. Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero

    June 27, 2014 (London) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests. A small study looking at ultrasound scans that checked for fetal defects showed t

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  9. After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your spouse has a stroke, and the two of you disagree about the rate of recovery, your own health might suffer, a new study finds. The caregiving spouse is at increased risk for emotional distress and depression if th

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  10. Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's birthplace may affect her children's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder, according to new research. Children of foreign-born black, Central and South American, Filipino and Vietnamese mothers were

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