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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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Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A daily dose of vitamin E or selenium supplements won’t keep dementia at bay in older men, new research reveals. “After an average of five years of supplementation, and up to 11 years of follow-up, we did not …

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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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