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    1. Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to pesticides and other chemicals may increase the risk for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a fatal neurological disease, researchers say. Three toxins in particular were associated with greater risk for the

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    2. For ADHD, Start With Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve sy

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    3. Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in a

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    4. Sleep Doesn't Come Easy After a Brain Injury

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury struggle with sleep problems they may not be aware of, Swiss researchers report. These patients also can suffer daytime sleepiness for as long as 18 months after their

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    5. Can Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter allergy medications may worsen symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a neurologist contends. People with the syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations and strong urges to move their legs, which can be p

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    6. Doctors May Order Too Many Neck Artery Scans

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that many heart patients are scanned for potential blockages in their carotid arteries for uncertain or inappropriate reasons. The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, deliver blood

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    7. This Drug Shows Promise for People With Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A once-daily epilepsy drug may control seizures just as well as a twice-daily drug, researchers report. Their preliminary study compared the once-a-day drug eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) to the twice-daily drug carba

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    8. Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freak diving accident at age 19 left Ian Burkhart's arms and legs paralyzed. Now 24, the former athlete has regained some use of his fingers, hand and wrist thanks to an experimental technology never before tried i

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    9. Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis. That's the finding from preliminary research that found that cle

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    10. Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

      April 12, 2016 -- Doctors don't usually try to get on your nerves. But they've been doing it more and more in recent years -- eyeing one particular nerve -- in the hopes that it can treat many long-term or life-threatening conditions. Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, has been used for years to treat

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