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  1. Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds. The brain "becomes

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  2. Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests. "Although players who sustain a co

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  3. Daily Physical Activity May Lower Parkinson's Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower ri

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  4. Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests. The researchers compared IQ scores obtained around age 11 from more than 1,000 Scottish

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  5. Two Generic ADHD Drugs Not as Effective: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The agency analyzed availa

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  6. Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 -- a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts. The cost of caring for these Alzheimer's patient

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  7. ADHD Stimulant Abuse Common Among Young Adults

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in every five college students abuses prescription stimulants, according to a new survey sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The survey also found that one in seven non-students of similar age also

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  8. B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study. Past research hinted that taking vitamin B12 and folic acid might help protect memory and thinking skil

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  9. Problems at Clinic Where Joan Rivers Treated

    Nov. 11, 2014 -- An investigation cites numerous problems at the clinic where Joan Rivers suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen while undergoing a procedure to treat chronic reflux disease. Staff at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan "failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide time

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  10. Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report. The study found that for children up to 18 years old with epilepsy, the annual risk for death was 0.84 perce

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