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    1. Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

      April 12, 2016 -- Doctors don't usually try to get on your nerves. But they've been doing it more and more in recent years -- eyeing one particular nerve -- in the hopes that it can treat many long-term or life-threatening conditions. Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, has been used for years to treat

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    2. Brain Damage in Ex-NFL Players

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two out of five retired National Football League players may suffer from traumatic brain injuries, a small study suggests. Brain scans of 40 former NFL players, age 36 on average, found that nearly 43 percent had signif

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    3. Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- NFL players are more likely to suffer concussions and ankle injuries during games played on colder days, a new study finds. Canadian researchers analyzed data on the five most common injuries that occurred during two Na

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    4. Study: Fecal Transplants May Help Colitis

      March 22, 2016 -- After 8 weeks of fecal transplants, some people with tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis had no rectal bleeding or diarrhea, according to a new study. The study results were presented at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization 2016 Congress. The research is important because it

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    5. Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Brain?

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- There's welcome news for chocolate lovers: Eating chocolate regularly appears to improve mental skills. A study published in the journal Appetite found that people who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better at mental skills than those who ate chocolate less often. Resea

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    6. Depression, Anxiety Linked to IBD Flares

      Feb. 19, 2016 -- Depression and anxiety can shorten the time between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-ups in some people, researchers in the United Kingdom say. Mental health conditions have been tied to IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for some time. But a firm cause-and

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    7. Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suff

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    8. Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium in hospitalized patients might be linked to common antibiotics more often than once believed, according to new research. Delirium -- mental confusion that may be paired with hallucinations and agitation -- is

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    9. Study Links Concussion to Risk of Later Suicide

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests. Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more i

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    10. Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best? A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive,

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