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  1. Concussions in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who play soccer in middle school are vulnerable to concussions, new research shows. And despite medical advice to the contrary, many play through their injury, increasing the risk of a second concussion, the study

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  2. Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and also reduce harmful brain activity, a new study suggests. Correcting vitamin D deficiency early in the course of the disease is important, according to th

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  3. Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury appear to have a much higher risk of dying prematurely, a new study suggests. These risks include having another brain injury, being assaulted and suicide. The risks a

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  4. Judge Denies Approval of NFL Concussion Settlement

    Jan. 15, 2014 -- Preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of concussion claims involving NFL players was denied Tuesday by a federal judge due to concerns it would not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. A week ago, players' lawyers gave the payout plan to U.S. District Judge Anita B

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  5. Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of preschoolers with autism are getting some kind of complementary or alternative therapy for their condition, with nutritional supplements and special diets being the most common things parents try, a

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  6. Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents have long struggled to understand the strange sensory tricks autism can play on a child's mind. Ordinary noises -- screeching car alarms, knocking radiator pipes, even the whirr of a fan -- can be int

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  7. 'Brain Training' May Help Aging Brains

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people who participate in "brain training" classes to keep their minds sharp continue to see positive benefits 10 years after the training, according to a new study. Even if they took only an initial set of class

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  8. Your Daily Coffee Just Might Jolt Your Memory

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Jan. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Swarms of morning commuters clutch cups of coffee to kick-start the workday. But a new study suggests caffeine might do more for the brain than boost alertness -- it may help memory too. Researchers from Johns Hopkins

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  9. Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions can't be prevented, treated or cured with dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency issued a warning against these products in response to a number of false cl

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  10. Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new, preliminary treatment involving triple-gene therapy appears safe and effective in helping to control motor function in Parkinson's disease patients, according to new research. The therapy, called ProSavin, works

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