Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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2/3/2010
Immigrants at Lower Stroke Risk Than Long-Term Residents?

Canadian study found new arrivals tended to be healthy

2/1/2010
Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

2/1/2010
Poor Mental Functioning May Predict Stroke

Men who scored lowest on test also had worst outcomes, study reports

2/1/2010
Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability

Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

1/21/2010
As Obesity Increases, So Does Stroke Risk

Especially high rate among blacks may have genetic cause, researcher says

1/21/2010
FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug

Meridia shouldn't be used by those with history of heart problems, agency says

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/18/2010
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil

Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

1/15/2010
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study does not clarify whether exposure from scans raises risk

1/14/2010
Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat

Study found husbands more vulnerable than wives, black men affected most of all

1/14/2010
More Evidence That Statins Cut Stroke Risk

Benefit linked to cholesterol-lowering effect, study suggests

1/14/2010
New Anti-Clotting Drug Outperforms Plavix

Trial shows Brilinta boosts patient outcomes with no added bleeding risk

1/12/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Best Way to Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

Emphasis needed on getting patients to keep taking their meds, researchers say

1/11/2010
More Aggressive Treatment for Weekend Stroke

Patients more apt to get a clot-dissolving drug than on weekdays, study found

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/16/2009
New Stroke Tool May Predict Early Recurrence

Averting second, possibly deadly, attack is long-term goal, researchers say

12/15/2009
Boosting Kids' Stroke IQ May Save Lives

Children taught to recognize symptoms will call for help, experts say

12/14/2009
Antidepressants May Raise Women's Stroke Risk

But the bump in odds is small and shouldn't worry most users, researcher says

12/11/2009
Many Stroke Survivors Don't Take Lifesaving Meds

Nearly 20% neglect to take drugs that could prevent another blood clot, study finds

12/3/2009
Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills

Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

12/1/2009
Birth in South Raises Stroke Risk for Life

Death rate highest for lifelong residents of 'stroke belt,' study finds

11/26/2009
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly

But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

11/25/2009
Salt Really Does Boost Health Risks

Links to stroke, cardiovascular disease may make a case for population-wide reduction, review finds

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/24/2009
Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack

More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

11/23/2009
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women

Older males saw their odds drop by 63 percent with moderate-to-high intensity workouts

11/23/2009
Vioxx Problems Known Years Before Recall

Study points up weaknesses of drug approval process in United States, researcher says

11/19/2009
Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble

Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

11/17/2009
The Mummies' Curse: Heart Disease

Finding suggests atherosclerosis is as old as the pyramids, and not an ill of the modern world

11/17/2009
Obesity Rolling Back Gains in Heart Health

Studies show risk factors rising among children and adults, with many denying they have a problem

11/17/2009
Heartburn Drugs Can Thwart Popular Blood Thinner

Combination can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, U.S. officials say

11/16/2009
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease

But further trials are needed to prove this conclusively, researchers say

11/16/2009
Migraine Increases Likelihood of Stroke

But risk is highest for women with aura, researchers find

11/16/2009
Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate

Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

11/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men

Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

11/16/2009
Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health

When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/10/2009
Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots

Study raises more concerns about common treatment for chemo patients

11/10/2009
Common Infections May Contribute to Strokes

But researchers not exactly sure how pathogens raise risk of brain attack

11/4/2009
Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?

Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

11/2/2009
Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

10/30/2009
Fructose May Raise Blood Pressure

Drinking more than two sweetened sodas a day boosts risk of hypertension, study finds

10/29/2009
Stroke Centers May Offer Best Shot at Recovery

Specialty facilities are more apt to give needed treatment, and faster, study finds

10/28/2009
Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk

Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

10/27/2009
Sleep Apnea Episodes May Trigger Irregular Heartbeat

Study found 18-fold higher incidence of atrial fibrillation, other arrhythmias

10/26/2009
Where You Put on Pounds May Influence Clot Risk

Big hips in women, wide waists in men spell trouble, study finds

10/20/2009
Genes May Link Hip Fractures and Heart Disease

Risks for breaks rise if a brother or sister has heart failure or stroke, study finds

10/20/2009
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Depressed Heart Patients

Those who took them with antidepressant fared same as those who didn't