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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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  1. Breath Carbon Monoxide May Point to Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seemingly healthy adults who exhale high levels of carbon monoxide may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the body. According to the researchers, prior studies ha

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  2. This Drug May Not Help Women With Alzheimer's

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. "We found no effect," said study researcher Dr.

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  3. This Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Stroke Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracting a stroke-causing blood clot is better than just using a clot-busting drug for preserving brain function, a new analysis concludes. About 45 percent of patients who underwent the clot-removal procedure experien

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  4. Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may have a greater risk of obesity, with weight differences seen as early as preschool, a new study reveals. "A lot of things are happening for these families when their children are under 5, including g

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  5. 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Promising in Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," may help improve social skills in autistic children, a small new Australian study suggests. "The potential to use such simple treatments to enhance the longer-term benefits of other

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  6. Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who use marijuana are more likely to suffer strokes caused by narrowing of the arteries in the skull than those who don't use the drug, a new study finds. Prior research has identified a link between marijuana

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  7. End-of-Life Dementia Care Costlier Than Other Ills

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care and caregiving costs for dementia patients in the final five years of life are far more burdensome than they are for patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, a new study suggests. The study fo

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  8. Limiting Tackling Reduces Concussions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting tackling during high school football practices can significantly reduces players' concussion rates, a new study indicates. In 2014, new rules about tackling during football practice were introduced for Wisconsin

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  9. Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain chemistry may change to help people tolerate arthritis pain, a small study suggests. Researchers applied heat to the skin of 17 people with arthritis and nine people without the disease, and found that the more opiat

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  10. Could Unique Smell Pinpoint Parkinson’s?

    Oct. 22, 2015 -- Scientists are investigating whether it may be possible for doctors to diagnose Parkinson's disease by smell. Their study stems from the case of 65-year-old Joy Milne, a retired Scottish nurse who claims to have detected the onset of the disease in her husband when his smell changed

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