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  1. 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Promising in Autism

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," may help improve social skills in autistic children, a small new Australian study suggests. "The potential to use such simple treatments to enhance the longer-term benefits of other

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  2. End-of-Life Dementia Care Costlier Than Other Ills

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care and caregiving costs for dementia patients in the final five years of life are far more burdensome than they are for patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, a new study suggests. The study fo

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  3. Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who use marijuana are more likely to suffer strokes caused by narrowing of the arteries in the skull than those who don't use the drug, a new study finds. Prior research has identified a link between marijuana

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  4. Limiting Tackling Reduces Concussions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting tackling during high school football practices can significantly reduces players' concussion rates, a new study indicates. In 2014, new rules about tackling during football practice were introduced for Wisconsin

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  5. Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain chemistry may change to help people tolerate arthritis pain, a small study suggests. Researchers applied heat to the skin of 17 people with arthritis and nine people without the disease, and found that the more opiat

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  6. ADHD May Affect Brains of Boys, Girls Differently

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself differently in the brains of girls than in the brains of boys, new research suggests. The results may help scientists better understand how ADHD affects boys

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  7. Brains of Young Adults With Alzheimer's Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who have an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may already show differences in how their brains handle spatial navigation, a small study suggests. The researchers said it's too soon to know whether

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  8. Could Unique Smell Pinpoint Parkinson’s?

    Oct. 22, 2015 -- Scientists are investigating whether it may be possible for doctors to diagnose Parkinson's disease by smell. Their study stems from the case of 65-year-old Joy Milne, a retired Scottish nurse who claims to have detected the onset of the disease in her husband when his smell changed

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  9. This Offers Promise for Stroke Victims

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating the unaffected side of a stroke patient's brain might one day help restore arm movement, according to a new study. After a severe stroke, many patients have little or no movement in the arm on the stroke-aff

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  10. Ex Youth Football Player: You Could End Up Like Me

    Oct. 21, 2015 -- Zackery Lystedt doesn’t want others to end up like him. At 22, he walks with a looping gait, leaning heavily on a metal cane. He peers through thick glasses, specially designed to help his peripheral (side) vision. It takes him a moment to gather his thoughts before he speaks in a s

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