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    1. Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's just not enough good data to determine whether there's value in routinely screening all young children for autism, an influential panel of U.S. health experts said Tuesday. After considering current information, a

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    2. Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Tied to Dementia Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lower

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    3. Parents' Criticism Tied to Persistent ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests. In many cases, AD

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    4. U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. seniors may be developing dementia less often and at later stages of life, a decades-long study suggests. More than 5,000 people followed for almost 40 years starting in the mid-1970s experienced an average 20 pe

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    5. Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best? A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive,

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    6. Study Links Concussion to Risk of Later Suicide

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests. Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more i

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    7. ADHD May Be Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found t

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    8. Anxiety Meds Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodi

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    9. Seafood May Help Those At Risk of Alzheimer's

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease. Researchers who examine

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    10. Former NFL Player Tyler Sash Had Brain Disease CTE

      Jan. 27, 2015 -- Former NFL player Tyler Sash had a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated concussions, doctors say. Sash, a safety with the New York Giants who was cut by the team in 2013, was 27 when he was found dead Sept. 8 in his Iowa home. He died from an accidental overdose of pa

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