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Brain Games May Help Thwart Alzheimer’s: Study

Brain Games May Help Thwart Alzheimer’s: StudyWavebreak Media/Thinkstock(BERKELEY, Calif.) -- Worried about Alzheimer’s disease? You may want to finish that game of sudoku before you read this.Researchers behind a study in this week’s Archives of Neurology say they have a found a link ...

Early Brain Changes May Indicate Dyslexia

Early Brain Changes May Indicate DyslexiaDigital Vision/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A group of researchers say they may be close to finding a way to resolve what’s known as the “dyslexia paradox”: the fact that the earlier a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, the easier it is to tr...

New Autism Definition Could Exclude Many

New Autism Definition Could Exclude ManyiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Proposed changes to the definition of autism might make it much harder for a person to be diagnosed with the disorder. The change would likely slow the rapidly increasing rate of autism diagnoses but also spark fears...

Louisiana Toddler Who Battled Disease Dies in Mother’s Arms

Louisiana Toddler Who Battled Disease Dies in Mother’s ArmsABC News(PONCHATOULA, La.) -- The tiny toddler whose struggle against a devastating disease inspired thousands has died.Tripp Roth, who was diagnosed with junctional epidermolysis bullosa at birth, died Saturday in the arms of his mother, Courtney Roth...

Allergic Girl Who Died at School Got Peanut from Another Child

Allergic Girl Who Died at School Got Peanut from Another ChildGetty Images/Photo Researchers RM(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Ammaria Johnson, the 7-year-old Virginia girl who died after an allergic reaction at school, was given a peanut by another child unaware of her allergy, police said.Johnson ate the peanut on the playg...

Allergic Girl’s Death Raises Questions About School’s Responsibility

Allergic Girl’s Death Raises Questions About School’s ResponsibilityGetty Images/Photo Researchers RM(RICHMOND, Va.) -- The death of a Virginia first grader has raised questions about how schools should handle severe allergies.Ammaria Johnson, 7, died Monday after suffering an allergic reaction during recess at her Che...

Officials: No Baby Formula Recall; Cronobacter Not Linked

Officials: No Baby Formula Recall; Cronobacter Not LinkedDaniel Acker/Bloomberg News(ATLANTA) -- Public health officials say there is no need for a recall on baby formula after testing various lots of powdered formula and nursery water.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked other health ...

Skin Pricks, Blood Tests Not as Reliable as Food in Testing for Allergies

Skin Pricks, Blood Tests Not as Reliable as Food in Testing for AllergiesCliff Moore/Getty Images(ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.) -- A simple skin-prick or blood test has confirmed many people's suspicions that they have certain food or seasonal allergies, but a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics suggests that allerg...

Hundreds More Stores Pull Enfamil From Shelves

Hundreds More Stores Pull Enfamil From ShelvesComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Four more major retailers are following Walmart's example by removing cans of infant formula from their shelves in light of the death of a 10-day-old Missouri infant from what early tests indicate was a bacterial infect...

School Put Autistic Boy in Bag To "Calm Him Down"

School Put Autistic Boy in Bag To "Calm Him Down"Ablestock.com/Thinkstock(Harrodsburg, KY) -- “God, they do not have my son in that bag …”That’s what Sandra Baker, of Harrodsburg, Ky., said she thought when she walked down a hall toward a big green bag, with a teach...

Congressman Regrets First Lady Weight Remarks

Congressman Regrets First Lady Weight RemarksAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner was overheard at the airport remarking on the size of Michelle Obama’s behind. The Washington media gossip website Fishbowl DC reports that Sensenbrenner, a Republican from Wisconsin, s...

Program Helps Selectively Mute Children Overcome Anxieties

Program Helps Selectively Mute Children Overcome AnxietiesJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At home, Jake Semmel acts like a happy-go-lucky 6-year-old who loves Star Wars and fire trucks. At home, Maya Walker, 7, is a chatterbox.But in public, Jake will only speak to a select few adults in his life and ca...
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