Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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2/17/2014
Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women

Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

2/17/2014
More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men

Endocrine Society echoes recent FDA concerns about the popular supplements

2/15/2014
Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

2/14/2014
Implanted Monitor May Help Spot Dangerous Heart Rhythm After Stroke

In company-funded trial, device outperformed usual tests in detecting atrial fibrillation

2/14/2014
Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?

Researchers can't say for sure, but brain bleeds were more common among those with low levels of the vitamin

2/14/2014
Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study

Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

2/14/2014
Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

2/14/2014
Many Stroke Survivors Resume Driving Without Testing: Survey

Less than 6 percent of those getting back behind the wheel got formal review of road readiness

2/13/2014
Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

2/13/2014
Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke

Tears in vessels may be partially to blame, but the exact link is unclear, researchers say

2/13/2014
Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care

However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

2/13/2014
Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later

2/12/2014
Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

2/12/2014
More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC

Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

2/12/2014
Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds

Further investigation needed to understand this racial disparity, researchers say

2/12/2014
Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?

Study suggests stroke hospitalizations and death rates tied to changes in temperature and humidity

2/12/2014
Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report

2/12/2014
Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

2/11/2014
FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen

Some studies had suggested naproxen (Aleve) might pose less of a threat than other painkillers

2/11/2014
FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk

Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk

2/11/2014
Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

2/10/2014
FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers

Studies suggest naproxen (Aleve) may pose less of a threat

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/4/2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

1/31/2014
CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

1/30/2014
Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke

It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one

1/22/2014
Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/16/2014
Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

And obese middle-aged people die an average of more than 7 years sooner, U.S. statistics show

1/14/2014
Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet

Packaging problem could allow air, moisture to affect drug's effectiveness, company says

1/3/2014
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

12/23/2013
Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

12/20/2013
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

12/20/2013
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

12/19/2013
Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

But direct link not proven

12/19/2013
Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But the risk is temporary as blood thinner use starts, and could be overcome by other means, experts say

12/9/2013
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds

But patients should not keep smoking while on nicotine-replacement therapy, experts warn

12/3/2013
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade

Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors

12/2/2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

12/2/2013
Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

11/27/2013
Study Raises Concerns Over Safety of Implanted Heart Pump

Clots are arising at increasing rate for people using the HeartMate II device, although reasons are unclear

11/27/2013
Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

11/27/2013
Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests

One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

11/22/2013
How to Slash Heart Risks Tied to Obesity

Lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, analysis concludes

11/19/2013
Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests

Small trial found the drug reduced blood clotting more when taken at night than in the morning

11/18/2013
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

They say too many people would get the cholesterol-lowering drugs; heart groups defend the recommendations

11/18/2013
Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder

Damage to blood vessels of the retinas and kidneys tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation, study found

11/18/2013
'Virtual Reality Hands' Studied for Stroke Rehab

Experimental brain-computer technology still a long way off, doctors say

11/18/2013
Text Message From Your Heart Doc: 'Take Your Medicine'

New study finds reminder texts help patients stay on the right track for health

11/18/2013
Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

11/14/2013
Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men

British study suggests the number of weekly hours walked, not how fast, is what matters