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    1. 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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    2. '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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Are Male and Female Brains Different?

      Of course, there's isn't a simple answer to that question. While some brain features are more common in one sex than the other, and some are typically found in both, most people have a unique mix. Research has found some key differences that could explain why we expect males and females to think and

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    7. 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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    8. Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-training programs like Lumosity or NeuroNation frequently tout scientific studies that show their products can truly sharpen a person's intellect. But at least some of these alleged benefits might be due to a fleet

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    9. This Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stool transplants helped ease debilitating symptoms and heal the colons of tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis patients, new research shows. Australian scientists said the findings could pave the way for such transplants to

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    10. Delayed Concussion Treatment May Prolong Recovery

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter   FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.   Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptoms, t

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