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Does a Low-Fat Dairy Habit Boost Parkinson's Risk?

By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Though you might think eating low-fat dairy foods is a healthy move, new research suggests the habit is tied to a slight rise in the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Experts who reviewed the study stressed that the …

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Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

By Richard Monks HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to block and tackle was tied to about a one-third lower risk of head injury, according to a new study. And, in those players who did sustain …

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Brain Scans Let ALS Patients Communicate

The approach seems to work because “yes-and-no thinking produces different brain blood flow answers in the frontal part of the brain,” said study co-author Niels Birbaumer. “Each patient has a different answer pattern,” said Birbaumer, a senior professor with the University of Tubingen in Germany. The team wondered why patients …

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Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you’re genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Activities that keep the brain busy — using a computer, crafting, playing games and participating …

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Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Could concussions speed up the mental decline of people already at risk for Alzheimer’s disease? In a new study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The investigators found that concussions seem to accelerate …

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Vision Check Needed for Kids With Concussion

By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that children who’ve had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they’re ready to go back to school. This is especially important, researchers said, for kids who struggle in school. “Concussed …

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New Approach to Concussion Diagnosis

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Testing someone’s ability to process sound after a head injury may reveal whether that person has a concussion, according to a small new study. Currently, no single test can reliably and objectively diagnose a concussion, according to researchers …

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Alzheimer's, Painkiller Patches Cause for Concern

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Long-term use of powerful opioid painkillers may be common among Alzheimer’s disease patients and could be a cause for concern, researchers report. Researchers analyzed data from more than 67,000 Alzheimer’s disease patients in Finland. They found that 7 …

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Spiritual Experiences and Brain's Reward System

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Religious experiences may trigger the brain’s reward system in much the same way that sex, gambling, drugs and music do, a small study suggests. Researchers conducted functional MRI brain scans of 19 devout young adult churchgoers while they …

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New Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve discovered a new way to detect and track brain injury related to repeated concussions in National Football League (NFL) players. Brain imaging scans in 14 current or former NFL players revealed elevated levels of a …

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