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Checking pulse could help detect risk of a second stroke

Stroke patients and theirfamilies can be taught to monitor the patient's pulse and detectirregular heartbeats that might...

Peer-led stress reduction may help mothers of kids with autism

Programs teaching "mindfulness"and "positive psychology" both helped mothers of children withautism and other mental-development...

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, battling Alzheimer's, steps down

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen isstepping down as he battles Alzheimer's disease, the NationalFootball League team said...

Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk

Smoking during pregnancy hasbeen linked to a higher chance of the child havingattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

Women who exercise regularlyafter menopause tend to maintain their physical strength andmental acuity longer than those who...

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two inIraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk ofthe virus spreading...

Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures

Illinois children and adults with epilepsy willsoon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under alaw signed...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Healthy living may slow early dementia: study

A program that emphasizeshealthy eating, brain and social engagement, physical activityand heart health may slow dementia...

U.S. strokes, stroke deaths decreased over past decades

The number of Americans havingstrokes and the number dying following strokes decreased overthe past 20 years, according to...

Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

After a test showed farmer ZhaoHeping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his bloodtwo years ago, local officials...

Nigeria hopes to eradicate polio despite insurgency

A Nigerian military offensiveagainst Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram has opened up acorridor for mobile units of health...

Novartis to test Alzheimer's drugs in patients without symptoms

Novartis said it would test twoexperimental Alzheimer's drugs on people with a genetic risk ofdeveloping dementia, aiming...

German database study hints diabetes drug cuts Alzheimer's risk

A large German study is the latest clinicaltrial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes canstave off symptoms...

In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity insex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains ofdrug addicts, researchers...

Singing familiar songs may help prompt Alzheimer's patients to speak

With advanced Alzheimer'sdisease, language deteriorates and patients spontaneously speakless and less. In a small study from...

More than half of rugby tournament players lost time from injuries

Nearly 55 percent of rugbyplayers were sidelined by injuries during a 2012 internationaltournament, according to a new report....

Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio

Combining two types of polio vaccine,including one that is injected rather than given orally, appearsto give better immunity...

Negative emotions may raise stroke risk: study

People who suffer from highlevels of stress, hostility and depression may be more likely tohave strokes, suggests a new study....

Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patricksigned a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, aftertainted drugs produced...

Shorter sleep may speed brain aging

With less sleep, normalaging-related structural changes in the brain progress slightlyfaster in middle-aged and older people,...

WTC cleanup workers may renew health claims -U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court in New York hasrevived claims by 211 cleanup workers who sought compensationfor their alleged exposure...

Older adults and their children move closer together after health issues

Seniors who have a stroke orheart attack are more likely to end up living closer to theiradult children afterward, according...

Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's

British scientists have identified a setof 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset ofAlzheimer's and call this...

New York governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Governor Andrew Cuomo said onMonday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd stateto allow medical marijuana, calling...

North Carolina joins states allowing limited medical marijuana

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Thursdaysigned a law allowing limited use of medical marijuana to treatseizures, joining...

Study finds little benefit, some harm from steroid shots for back pain

Steroid injections widely usedto treat back pain offer little or no real benefit, according toa new study of 400 patients....

Pot shops buzz, crime eases as Colorado law marks 6 months

At the Native Roots Apothecary, adiscreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denver's busy16th street shopping mall,...

Scientists find how magic mushrooms alter the mind

Scientists studying the effects of thepsychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the humanbrain displays a similar...

Walking may ease Parkinson's symptoms, study suggests

Going for regular brisk walksmay improve symptoms among people with Parkinson's disease andboost their quality of life, according...

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