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    1. Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests. People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compa

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    2. Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia. The drugs -- called anticholinergics -- include nonprescri

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    3. Sleep Position Tied to Death Risk for Epileptics

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping on your stomach may boost your risk of sudden death if you have epilepsy, new research suggests. Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy occurs when an otherwise healthy person dies and "the autopsy shows no cle

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    4. Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study. The findings suggest it may be possible to use brain scans to d

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    5. Early Study: Stem Cells May Reverse MS Disability

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy that uses patients' own primitive blood cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests. The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical A

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    6. Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower MS Risk in Women

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. In the study, researchers found that among women with MS -- an often disab

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    7. 1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five adults with epilepsy also has symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study finds. Researchers surveyed almost 1,400 adult epilepsy patients across the United States. They fo

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    8. Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests. In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in

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    9. Depression Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. "I wouldn't worry at this point if you're feeling anx

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    10. Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds. The behavior, researchers found, is most often s

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