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New government health numbers show 7.5% of children use prescription medication to treat emotional and behavioral problems. More than half of those children's parents say the medication helped a lot.
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A new Mayo Clinic study is making a connection between mild memory and thinking problems and higher death rates. Researchers followed nearly 1,300 seniors for six years. Those with mild cognitive impairment had an 80% higher death rate during the study than those without the condition.
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And people with more education tend to recover better from traumatic brain injuries. That's according to a new Johns Hopkins study of more than 700 patients with moderate to severe brain injuries. Researchers found patients with a college degree were 7 times more likely to be disability-free a year later, compared to patients who didn't graduate from high school. Researchers say more educated people have more active brains, making them more resilient to injury.  

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