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    1. Doctors May Order Too Many Neck Artery Scans

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that many heart patients are scanned for potential blockages in their carotid arteries for uncertain or inappropriate reasons. The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, deliver blood

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    2. This Drug Shows Promise for People With Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A once-daily epilepsy drug may control seizures just as well as a twice-daily drug, researchers report. Their preliminary study compared the once-a-day drug eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) to the twice-daily drug carba

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    3. Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freak diving accident at age 19 left Ian Burkhart's arms and legs paralyzed. Now 24, the former athlete has regained some use of his fingers, hand and wrist thanks to an experimental technology never before tried i

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    4. Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis. That's the finding from preliminary research that found that cle

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    5. Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

      April 12, 2016 -- Doctors don't usually try to get on your nerves. But they've been doing it more and more in recent years -- eyeing one particular nerve -- in the hopes that it can treat many long-term or life-threatening conditions. Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, has been used for years to treat

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    6. Brain Damage in Ex-NFL Players

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two out of five retired National Football League players may suffer from traumatic brain injuries, a small study suggests. Brain scans of 40 former NFL players, age 36 on average, found that nearly 43 percent had signif

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    7. Epilepsy Drug & Certain Birth Defects Not Linked?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite initial concern from early studies, taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine (Lamictal) during pregnancy may not raise the risk for certain birth defects, a large new study finds. "An initial study of this drug show

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    8. Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says. Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin

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    9. Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds. Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two Na

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    10. U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The autism rate among school-aged children in the United States has held steady in recent years, but it's too early to determine whether rates are stabilizing, according to a federal government report released Thursday.

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