Brain Training Goes to School

Brain Training Goes to School Dec. 11, 2014 — Kristy Lea was searching for a way to help her 5-year-old son improve his ADHD, and she wanted to reserve medication as a last resort. At the recommendation of her son’s occupational therapist, she decided to try a cognitive training program from Cogmed. “It was another […]

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Can These Games Help Kids With Learning Problems?

Brain Training Goes to School Dec. 11, 2014 — Kristy Lea was searching for a way to help her 5-year-old son improve his ADHD, and she wanted to reserve medication as a last resort. At the recommendation of her son’s occupational therapist, she decided to try a cognitive training program from Cogmed. “It was another […]

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Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings don’t prove that […]

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Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier?

Can High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Hungrier? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fructose — a kind of sugar found in a wide variety of foods and beverages — may encourage overeating, new research suggests. Fructose may be best known to consumers in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, […]

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WebMD Survey: 74% Say Menu Calorie Counts Helpful

WebMD Survey: 74% Say Menu Calorie Counts Helpful Dec. 9, 2014 — Most people approve of the new FDA ruling that requires chain restaurants and vending machine operators to list calories on their menu items, according to a new WebMD survey. And among those who’ve seen calories posted on menus, nearly half say the information […]

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Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

Full Bladder and Women Over 40 at Night By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely […]

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Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens

Hookah Use and Chances of Cigarette Habit in Teens By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exotic hookah water pipes are all the rage among teens and young adults, but a new study suggests they could be a “gateway” device to cigarette smoking. The study found a similar effect for […]

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Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a small new trial, a form of treatment based on the body’s immune system appears to be helping patients with Hodgkin lymphoma for whom other treatments had failed. Hodgkin lymphoma — a cancer of white blood cells […]

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Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Low-Dose Aspirin and Women Under 65 By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests. For women younger than 65, researchers found taking low-dose […]

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Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Obesity Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report. “Not only […]

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