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  1. Prenatal Pollutant Exposure May Cause Kids Trouble

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study sugge

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  2. Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Girls' Severe Autism

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways. The gene, CTNND2, provides instructions f

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  3. Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told by Doctor

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows. The research, conducted by the Alzheimer's Association, involved patien

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  4. Researchers Pinpoint Possible Alzheimer's Culprit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims. Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer's progresses, but is not the primary culprit behind t

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  5. Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana

    March 24, 2015 -- Legal marijuana grown in Colorado is two to three times as potent as what was sold on the black market 30 years ago, according to test results released this week at a scientific meeting in Denver. But it’s the unexpected contents of Colorado’s recreational marijuana that surprised

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  6. ADHD Children May Gain From Family-Centered Care

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found. Researchers compared two types of "collabora

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  7. Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests. However, three-quarters of the patients developed new pain in muscles and

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  8. For Safety's Sake A Young Star Player Quits NFL

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life. But, it's been unclear whether players actively co

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  9. IVF Children May Have Higher Odds of Autism

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an a

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  10. Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests. Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine e

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