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    1. Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

      By Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease. Summitt died Tuesday at ag

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    2. Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood. "This study provides reassurance to individuals who

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    3. Poor Sleep and Thinking Problems in MS Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis. "Since obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable condition that is also commonly seen in MS, we wondered, 'What

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    4. Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of Parkinson's disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests. "I believe this will be the first of several reports in th

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    5. Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect. But at least some of these alleged benefits might be due to a fleet

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    6. Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obses

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    7. MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment combining chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant could represent a major advance against aggressive multiple sclerosis, experts say. This new treatment destroys the immune system with chemo and rebuilds it

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    8. Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. "Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems," said

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    9. Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

      June 4, 2016 -- Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, known as much for his public persona as his prowess in the ring, died Friday, a family spokesman told the media. He was 74. Noting Ali’s “singular DNA pattern of beauty, grace and bravado,” Time magazine in 2001 described Ali as “perhaps the most idolize

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    10. Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that injecting adult stem cells directly into the brain may give stroke patients a new shot at recovery long after their stroke occurred. "We don't want to oversell this," stressed study lead au

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