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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing autism, according to a new study. Prenatal and early exposure t

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  4. Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest. In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to the virus can dou

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  5. Did Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Man Walk?

    Oct. 21, 2014 – A group of doctors and scientists say a paralyzed man has been able to walk again after surgery in which nerve cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian who was left paralyzed from the chest down when he was stabbed in a

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  6. Research: No Link Between Vaccines, Risk for MS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases. Even though some have questioned whether vaccines -- particularly for hepatitis B and human papilloma

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  7. Ban Most Edible Pot Products: CO Health Officials

    Oct. 21, 2014 -- Edible forms of marijuana such as brownies, cookies, and candies should be banned, Colorado health officials say. In a submission to state marijuana regulators, the Department of Public Health and Environment says these edible marijuana products "are naturally attractive to children

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  8. Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review. These disorders include compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping and/or hypersexuality. Th

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  9. Broccoli Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A compound extracted from broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioral problems that affect people with autism, a new study suggests. The study was short-term and small, including just over 40 teenage boys and youn

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  10. Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A laboratory study seems to support the theory that a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain is the first step in a process that leads to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers also pinpointed the important role of a parti

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