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    1. Surgery Effective for Muscle-Weakening Disorder

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the thymus gland is an effective treatment for myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that causes life-threatening muscle weakness, researchers report. Since the 1940s, doctors have been surgically removing

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    2. This Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement

             By Dennis Thompson                  HealthDay Reporter                      THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regimen of brain training has restored partial sensation and muscle control in the legs of eight people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, researchers report.        The s

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    3. Concussion Symptoms' Return Normal During Recovery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for children who've suffered a mild concussion to experience a return of symptoms when they go back to their day-to-day activities, a small study says. "The key implications for clinicians is that modest physica

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    4. Better Detection Key to Rising ALS Cases in U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Better detection appears to explain the recent rise in the number of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases in the United States, government health officials say. It's unlikely that the rate of ALS -- also known as Lou

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    5. What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skeptics view hypnosis as a little-understood parlor trick, but a new study reveals real changes occur in the brain when a person enters an hypnotic state. Some parts of the brain relax during the trance while others b

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    6. 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds Boon to ALS Research

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hugely popular "Ice Bucket Challenge" did more than convince millions of people to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research: It actually funded a stu

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    7. Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba: What to Know

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The headlines are terrifying, and the story details are even worse as you read about a child who goes for a swim in a lake or river and then falls prey to a "brain-eating amoeba." The brain infection brought on by Naeg

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    8. Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, new research suggests. "It could be that the head injury itself initiates a cascade of effects that ultimately

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    9. New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help control the involuntary, sudden muscle movements associated with Huntington's disease, with fewer side effects, according to the results of a small trial. "Deutetrabenazine is not yet FDA-a

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    10. Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that stem cell therapy appears to be safe for people with the invariably fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but it's not yet clear whether the treatment provides any benefits. In a prelimi

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