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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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  1. Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk

    Oct. 15, 2015 -- When brain structures called hippocampi are smaller, that may point to a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, new research suggests. People who did better on certain memory tests tended to have larger hippocampi. These two seahorse-shaped structure

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  2. Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-stress job, particularly one that is demanding but offers little personal control, may raise the risk for a stroke, Chinese researchers report. An analysis of six previously published studies from severa

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  3. Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis tend to develop it later if they had regular sun exposure as teenagers, a new study suggests -- adding to evidence linking the disease to a lack of sunlight and vitamin D. The study found that

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  4. Fetal Tissue Research: FAQ

    Sept. 29, 2015 -- Although fetal tissue research has made headlines in recent months, the controversy about it is nothing new. Used in scientific studies since the 1930s, the tissue comes from induced abortions and miscarriages that would otherwise be discarded, according to the American Society for

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  5. Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks Found

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have pinpointed a region of the brain that helps you complete a series of activities in the right order, such as getting dressed and carrying out typical daily routines. The study authors sa

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  6. Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Scary Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dizzy spells that occur after you've been standing for a few minutes might be an early warning sign of a serious neurological disease and an increased risk of premature death, a Harvard study has found. For some peop

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  7. Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests. The study, of 22

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  8. Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental function may decline faster in older adults with low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. Among more than 380 people the researchers followed for an average of five years, those with dementia had the lowes

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  9. Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shi

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  10. ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms attributed to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may overshadow or mask autism spectrum disorder in very young children, a new study reveals. This can create a significant delay in the diagnosis of

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