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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Caregivers Often Sacrifice for Alzheimer's Costs

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease means caregivers often skimp on their own food and medical care, and even sell their belongings to support their loved one, a new report released Wednesday shows. The cente

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    7. Could Less Time Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time on their home computer may be a sign that seniors have early stage Alzheimer's disease, researchers suggest. Computer use requires multiple brain functions, including attention, planning and memory. Whi

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    8. Antipsychotics and Parkinson's Early Death Risk

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that Parkinson's patients who are given antipsychotics to treat dementia and psychosis may be more likely to die early. However, the medications provide important benefits and the study authors aren

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    9. People With Autism Tend to Die Younger

      March 18, 2016 -- People with autism pass away younger on average than those without the condition, according to recent research. The Swedish study found that adults with autism and a learning disability are 40 times more likely to die early due to a neurological condition than those in the general

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    10. Thought Processing Concerns Parkinson's Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declines in thinking skills could have a greater impact on Parkinson's disease patients' ability to converse than physical problems, according to a British study. "Around 70 percent of people with Parkinson's have problem

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