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  1. Early Treatment May Reduce Disability After Stroke

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering mild to moderate ischemic strokes who get immediate medical treatment can greatly reduce their odds of disability, a new study suggests. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain.

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  2. Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A devastating brain disease associated with the head trauma incurred by football players, boxers and other athletes typically affects patients in one of two major ways, a new study suggests. Boston University researchers fo

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  3. Copper in Environment May Be Tied to Alzheimer's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that cause Alzheimer's disease and contribute to its progression, according to a study of mice and, in some phases, human brain cells. The common metal prevents the clea

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  4. Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have an older sibling diagnosed with autism are known to be at higher risk for the disorder themselves, but exactly how much of an increased risk has been debated. In a large new study, Danish researchers have fou

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  5. Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- One-fifth of U.S. neurologists are unaware of serious safety risks associated with epilepsy drugs and are potentially risking the health of patients who could be treated with safer medications, a new study reveals. The 505 neuro

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  6. Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism and average IQs consistently did better on math tests than non-autistic children in the same IQ range, according to a small new study. The superiority in math skills among children with autism was tied to pa

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  7. Controversial Theory Behind MS Cause Refuted

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that there is no evidence that multiple sclerosis is associated with reduced or blocked blood flow in the veins of the head or neck. The study results challenge a controversial theory that a condition calle

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  8. Popular Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Mediterranean diets heavy in two foods -- olive oil and nuts -- are linked to a lower rate of strokes in older people whose genetic makeup boosts their risk of diabetes, according to a new study. The research suggests but doesn

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  9. Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that accumulates in healthy aging brains could prove to be the culprit behind the natural forgetfulness that comes with growing old as well as advanced neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to a

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  10. Famous Face Test May Spot Early Dementia

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, John F. Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? Widespread fame. And now new research suggests that middle-aged Americans who fail to recognize or name them and their like may suffer from

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