Stroke

Stroke
New Clues to Memory Loss
Strokes so tiny they are termed ''silent'' may be linked to memory loss in older adults.
Olive Oil Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
Cooking with heart-healthy olive oil and using it for salad dressing may cut stroke risk, according to new research published online in Neurology.
Moderate Exercise May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke
People who continue to engage in moderate to intense exercise as they age may be less likely to develop the small brain lesions commonly referred to as silent strokes, new research suggests.
Motivational Therapy Helps Treat Stroke Patients
People who suffer strokes and then meet with therapists within just a few weeks for motivational talk-based therapy may be less prone to depression and death than patients who receive standard care, a new study suggests.
Being Optimistic May Reduce Risk of Stroke
Findings from a new study suggest that being optimistic may reduce your risk of stroke.
Brain Injuries Increase Risk of Stroke
People who have had a traumatic brain injury face a tenfold increase in the risk of having a stroke within three months, according to a new study.
Statins Lower Risk of 2nd Stroke in Young Adults
Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may help reduce the risk of recurrent strokes in young people even if they don’t have high cholesterol levels, according to new research in the journal Neurology.
Ultrasound of Neck Predicts Who Will Have a Stroke
Two noninvasive imaging tests may help determine which people with a narrowing of arteries in the neck will need surgery to reduce their future risk of stroke, a study suggests.
No ‘Weekend Effect’ at Specialized Stroke Centers
If you’ve heard that hospitals aren’t as great at treating strokes on weekends as they are on weekdays, reconsider. A new study shows that the so-called “weekend effect” doesn’t apply everywhere.
Sleeping Soon After Dinner May Raise Stroke Risk
Once again, your mom was right: Don't eat too close to bedtime. A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.
Strokes in Children and Young Adults on the Rise
Strokes in children, teens, and young adults are increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S., according to a new study.
Heart Rehab Programs May Help Some Stroke Patients
People who have had heart attacks or certain types of heart surgery often participate in structured rehab programs that focus on improving diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors.
Blood Test May Help Spot Stroke
A new blood test shows promise for helping to detect stroke.
Chocolate May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
A healthy chocolate habit -- about two chocolate bars a week -- appears to help women reduce their risk of stroke, according to new research.
Crossing Legs May Be Sign of Stroke Recovery
People who can cross their legs soon after a major stroke may have much better odds of a good recovery than those who cannot, a study shows.
Xarelto Approved for Atrial Fib Patients
The FDA has approved Janssen's Xarelto to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation -- with a strong black box warning.
Stroke Risk Profile May Also Predict Odds of Memory Problems
A screening profile used to gauge a person's chances of having a stroke may have a dual purpose. It may also give doctors a simple and easy way to predict a person’s individual's odds of having future memory and thinking problems, a new study reveals.
'Mini Strokes' Linked to Lower Life Expectancy
"Mini strokes," with symptoms that last just a few minutes or hours, are well-recognized warning signs for potentially deadly larger strokes. Now new research confirms that they are associated with lower life expectancy.
Diet Loaded With Veggies, Fruits, Whole Grains May Cut Stroke Risk
Eating a diet loaded with antioxidant-rich vegetables, fruits, and whole grains may help women lower their chances of having a stroke -- even if they have a history of heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.
Magnet Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Recover
It can be an all too common scenario among certain stroke survivors. They can’t see or recognize anything on one side of their body. This condition often occurs after a stroke on the right side of the brain and is typically treated with a combination of physical therapy and brain re-training or mental tasks using a pen and paper or computer. This is often not enough to make a meaningful improvement. Now new research in Neurology suggests that stimulating the nerve cells in the brain with magnet therapy may aid recovery.
Magnesium-Rich Foods May Lower Stroke Risk
People who eat more foods rich in the mineral magnesium appear to reduce their odds of having a stroke, a new study shows.
Study: Stents as Good as Surgery at Keeping Neck Arteries Open
A less invasive approach for clearing neck arteries of dangerous plaque works just as well as surgical treatment for most people at high risk of stroke, according to the largest comparison of the two procedures to date.
Sunny Skies Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
People who live in sunny places may have a lower risk of stroke, new research suggests.
1 in 2 Stroke Survivors Has High Blood Pressure
A disturbing 47% of people who have had a stroke have poorly controlled high blood pressure, researchers say.
Weight Loss Surgery May Prevent Heart-Related Deaths
Weight loss surgery lowers heart attack and stroke risk, and the risk of death from these and other heart-related causes, in people who are obese, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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