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    1. ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

      By James Bernstein HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a higher percentage of black children show the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than white kids, they are less likely to be diagnosed or treated for the disorder, researchers report. The

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    2. Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's ADHD Odds?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An unhealthy diet during pregnancy could influence a child's risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study warns. Researchers found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet can affect the function of a g

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    3. Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in teens. The

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    4. Brain Area May Play Role in 'Parkinson's Gait'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain's prefrontal cortex may play a role in walking difficulties that afflict Parkinson's disease patients, new research suggests. The prefrontal cortex is involved in cognitive function, which includes thinking, reas

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    5. ADHD Common in Students Misusing Stimulant Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other psychiatric problems, a new study shows. The study also found that immediate-release stimulants a

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    6. Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later. Now, a surprising new study finds that risk was actual

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    7. Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting. Experts stressed that the study was small, and primarily designed to see whether the drug

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    8. Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of Parkinson's disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests. "I believe this will be the first of several reports in th

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    9. Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. "Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems," said

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    10. Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

      June 4, 2016 -- Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, known as much for his public persona as his prowess in the ring, died Friday, a family spokesman told the media. He was 74. Noting Ali’s “singular DNA pattern of beauty, grace and bravado,” Time magazine in 2001 described Ali as “perhaps the most idolize

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