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Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Years Ahead Of Diagnosis

An eye test may be able to identify people who have Alzheimer's years before they are actually diagnosed. Detecting the brain-wasting disease at an early stage could help researchers develop new therapies for treating Alzheimer's patients

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Injuries Caused By Fireworks On The Rise

Fireworks are pretty to look at, but you should exercise caution if you plan to play with any.

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Pediatricians Suggest Reading Every Day

Pediatricians will soon be telling parents to read out loud to their babies every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued that new policy on Tuesday.

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Microwave Helmet Could Speed Up Stroke Diagnosis And Treatment

A helmet that bounces microwaves off the brain could become a critical tool for quickly diagnosing and treating strikes. The helmet was invented by Swedish researchers and can be used when a patient is being taken to the hospital

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Dr. Oz On Hot Seat Over Weight-Loss Products

Doctor Mehmet Oz, host of TV's "Dr. Oz Show," is on the hot seat over weight loss products.

In a Senate hearing, Oz said he does not endorse controversial weight-loss products that are advertised during his popular show

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iWatch Fitness

Apple appears to be developing a fitness device that will work with its yet to-be-released iWatch.  

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Measles Cases Are At An All-Time High In U.S.

Measles cases are at a 20-year high in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's confirmed nearly 290 cases so far this year. Last year's total was 220.

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Atypical Alzheimer’s More Widespread Than Believed

An atypical form of Alzheimer's may be more widespread than previously believed. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Florida say the newly discovered strain could affect as many as 600,000 Americans.

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Brain May Hold Signs Of Future Drug Use

Internal wiring is the key to predicting future drug addiction in kids.

A study published in "Journal of Neuroscience" shows the brains of people who are prone to drug addiction are different from those who are not. Researchers at the University of Calif

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Children’s Leukemia Link Found

 

There may be  a link between childhood leukemia and how much vehicle exhaust a young child is exposed to.

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