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    1. Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD Risk

      Aug. 20, 2010 -- Exposure in the womb to pesticides known as organophosphates may increase the chance that children, especially boys, will develop attention problems by age 5, a study shows. The research is published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers followed more than 300 children w

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    2. Structured Homework Strategy Helps ADHD Kids

      Aug. 16, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and homework problems often go together. Now, a simple and structured approach to doing homework appears to cut homework problems by more than half, according to a new study. ''The drop in the problems related to homework were very dra

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    3. Most Kids With ADHD Take Medication

      July 20, 2010 -- More than 80% of children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take prescription medications at some point to treat their symptoms, according to a new nationwide survey of parents by Consumer Reports Health. Among the survey's major findings: 67% of parent

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    4. Vitamin D May Lower Parkinson's Risk

      July 13, 2010 -- Higher levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research linking low vitamin D levels to Parkinson’s, and could mean that getting more sunlight and assuring an adequate dietary intake of vitamin D

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    5. Tests Predict Falls in Parkinson's Patients

      June 23, 2010 -- Basic, simple tests can help predict which Parkinson’s disease patients are most likely to fall, leading to injury, reduced mobility, and a higher probability of nursing home care, a new study finds. Australian researchers say people with Parkinson’s disease who have balance problem

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    6. New Look at Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

      June 3, 2010 -- A comparison of two types of deep brain stimulation shows they are equally effective in improving motor function in Parkinson's disease patients. Deep brain stimulation involves surgically implanting a device that sends electrical impulses to certain sections of the brain. These elec

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    7. Pesticides May Raise Kids' Risk of ADHD

      May 17, 2010 -- Relatively low-level exposure to common pesticides -- probably from residues on foods -- doubles kids' risk of ADHD, Harvard researchers find. The findings come from a nationally representative sample of 1,139 U.S. kids aged 8 to 15 who were tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperac

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    8. Brain ‘Pacemaker' Beneficial for Parkinson's

      April 28, 2010 -- Deep brain stimulation offers a clear benefit to patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease in terms of symptom control and quality of life, but as with any surgery, the procedure is not without risks, new research confirms. The study is the second major trial in a little over a ye

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    9. Treating Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson's

      March 15, 2010 -- The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines outlining what it says are the most effective treatments for non-motor symptoms common in people with Parkinson’s disease. These include sleep disturbances, fatigue, constipation, and sexual problems, which the AAN says ar

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    10. Ibuprofen May Reduce Risk of Parkinson's

      Feb. 17, 2010 -- People who take ibuprofen may be nearly 40% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. Researchers found the pain reliever was the only one in the popular class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) studied that had any effect on risk of Parkins

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