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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do bette

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    8. Even Mild Football Head Hits Can Harm Vision

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated blows to the head can cause near vision to blur slightly, even if the individual impacts aren't strong enough to cause a full-fledged concussion, a new study says. During a regular football season, about two do

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    9. Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to pesticides and other chemicals may increase the risk for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a fatal neurological disease, researchers say. Three toxins in particular were associated with greater risk for the

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    10. Sleep Doesn't Come Easy After a Brain Injury

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury struggle with sleep problems they may not be aware of, Swiss researchers report. These patients also can suffer daytime sleepiness for as long as 18 months after their

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