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    1. Active Mind, Body May Not Help Curb Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's plenty of evidence suggesting that people who are active socially, intellectually and physically may stave off Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows those efforts may only go so far to keep dementia at

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    2. Could Adults' Expectations Up Kids' ADHD Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest. Reporting in the Feb. 22 issue of JAMA Pedia

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    3. Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Brain?

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- There's welcome news for chocolate lovers: Eating chocolate regularly appears to improve mental skills. A study published in the journal Appetite found that people who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better at mental skills than those who ate chocolate less often. Resea

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    4. Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suff

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    5. Home Post-Stroke Caregiving Tops $11K a Year

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The time spent caring for an older stroke survivor in the home totals about 22 hours a week, or more than $11,000 a year, a new study finds. Paying bills, shopping and traveling to and from doctor's visits adds up, say rese

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    6. Stroke Survivors May Develop Seizures

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seizures are common in the years following a stroke, a new study found, with nearly one in six survivors requiring hospital care after a seizure. Researchers noted that the seizure rate following stroke was more than dou

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    7. Behavioral Therapy First for ADHD Treatment?

      Feb. 18, 2016 -- Behavioral therapy should be used before medication in treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. One paper found that children's ADHD problems improve faster when their first therapy is behavioral -- such as being taught basic

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    8. Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Stave Off Stroke

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly exercise and get a full night's sleep may have a relatively lower risk of suffering a stroke, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among almost 300,000 U.S. adults, those who routinely slept s

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    9. Study: Get Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may be good for hospitalized stroke patients to be taken out of bed for frequent but short periods of movement, researchers report. The study authors from Australia looked at more than 2,100 patients in a hospital st

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    10. Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Second Stroke: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) appears to protect people who've already had a stroke from suffering a second stroke, a new study finds. Along with standard treatment after a stroke -- including blood thinners,

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