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  1. Diets, Supplements May Not Help Kids With Autism

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems. As the researchers explain, many

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  2. Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence -- but not proof -- of a link between a commonly used household pesticide and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens, according to a new study. Specifically, research

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  3. Alzheimer's-Linked Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. "Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle, and enhancing sleep may

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  4. White Matter Damage in Brain and Early Alzheimer's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess whit

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  5. MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, a new study suggests. And the study also found that for people younger than 59 with MS, the risk of an early de

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  6. For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests. Researchers say the findings could offer some clues to the origins of the speech problem -- and even hint at potential therapies.

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  7. Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability. The findings confirm what eye doctors have known for a long

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  8. Animals May Ease Anxiety in Children With Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatment approaches that use pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs to help children with

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  9. Fish Oil and Better Brain Function in Older Adults

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gen

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  10. Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions. The Swedish study found th

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