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    1. Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer's Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer's disea

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    2. Stress and Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Increased stress could be a risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. However, the research did not prove that stress caused cognitive impairment or Alzheim

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    3. Pesticide in Milk May Be Linked to Parkinson's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who drank milk that may have been tainted with a pesticide when they were young might be more likely to develop signs of Parkinson's disease, a new study out of Hawaii suggests. A pesticide called heptachlor epoxide

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    4. ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- with girls and Hispanic children showing the biggest increases of all, a new study shows. Researchers found that in

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    5. Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable devices aimed at tracking seizures in epilepsy patients are being developed, researchers report. Three such devices -- a patch, an arm band system and wrist-worn monitors -- were reviewed in three separate studies a

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    6. Pot Chemical and Kids' Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence is mounting that a marijuana-derived oil might benefit some children with epilepsy whose seizures aren't controlled by approved medications, two new studies show. Cannabidiol (CBD) significantly reduced seizures

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    7. Youth Contact Sports May Raise CTE Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- National Football League football players may not be the only ones who can develop a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions during decades of play, a new study suggests. Even men who only played an amat

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    8. Slowed Walking in Seniors: Alzheimer's Danger?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who walk more slowly may have higher amounts of a protein linked to Alzheimer's in their brains, a small, new study suggests. Researchers found a modest association between higher levels of amyloid plaques -- d

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    9. Blood Flow to Brain Slowed After Concussion

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer a concussion can show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain, even after their symptoms have subsided, a new, preliminary study suggests. Using an advanced form of MRI, researchers found th

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    10. Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests. An analysis of more than 1,400 MRI scans suggests that biologically unmistakable sex differences don't extend to the brain. Instead, the br

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