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  1. ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports. A child's risk of ADH

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  2. These May Be Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how the condition is reported, Danish researchers contend. At least in Denmark, the researcher

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  3. Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests. According to the study, those who do shift work for more than 10 y

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  4. Room to Improve in Typical ADHD Care: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pediatricians provide inadequate care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relying too heavily on drugs and failing to thoroughly assess kids' symptoms, a new study reports. Nearly one-t

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  5. Possible Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One possible reason for memory decline in older age may be that brain networks become less able to maintain their separate functions, a new study suggests. The findings suggest the brain has a harder time with memory when i

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  6. Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes. Neurons -- highly specialized nerve cells in the brain -- appear

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  7. This Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet could help control epilepsy that is difficult to treat, according to new research. A review of five studies found that a ketogenic, or modified Atkins diet, that focuses on foods

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  8. Stroke Prevention Guidelines and Healthy Lifestyle

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial. The new guidelines advise people

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  9. Brain Injuries in Older Age and Dementia Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild concussion after age 65 might boost your risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Head injuries seem to pose special hazards for seniors compared to those in upper middle age, the researchers said. "This w

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  10. Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Oct. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab-created cocoa drink appears to improve normal age-related memory loss, a small study suggests. After three months of consuming the special cocoa concoction, someone with the typical memory of a 60-year-old improved thei

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