Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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8/26/2008
When Communication Is Lost

Aphasia is like a prison, but new research offers hope of escape

8/25/2008
Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners

It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots

8/21/2008
Strokes Can Strike the Youngest

Brain attacks can even happen in the womb, and new guidelines address issue

8/21/2008
Scientists ID New Proteins in Programmed Cell Death

Findings may lead to novel drug targets for stroke, infectious diseases, study says

8/19/2008
Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart

In fact, new study hints they might be hazardous

8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/14/2008
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette

There's a nine-fold increase for two packs a day, study finds

8/13/2008
HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

8/11/2008
Stroke Risk Plummets With Healthy Lifestyle

Quitting smoking, eating properly and exercising protects your brain, study finds

8/8/2008
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure

Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

8/7/2008
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children

Even in high-risk cases, Danish study finds rate similar to that of kids in general population

8/7/2008
Many Miss Out on Stroke Treatment

Less than quarter of victims get to hospital quickly enough to limit damage, study shows

8/6/2008
GI Bleeding After Stroke Raises Death Risk

Triples mortality rate while still in hospital, study finds

8/4/2008
Blood-Thinner Plavix Works Harder in Smokers

But the finding certainly isn't any reason to start or continue smoking, researchers say

8/3/2008
Video Consultations Effective for Stroke Treatment

Using audio, imaging, telemedicine proves superior tool for decisions in remote areas

8/1/2008
Taking Depression to Heart

Physical symptoms of the mood disorder are linked to thickening arteries

8/1/2008
Sleep Apnea Boosts Death Risk

But it's unclear whether treating the breathing disorder cuts the danger, one expert says

7/31/2008
Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem

Tear in the aorta is unpredictable and often fatal, researchers say

7/31/2008
Gene Could Boost Stroke Risk for Migraine Sufferers

The variant seems important for those who have headaches with aura, researchers say

7/29/2008
Secondhand Smoke Raises Stroke Risk for Spouses

But researchers note risk dissipates quickly once smoking spouse quits

7/18/2008
A Better Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Tracking 2 proteins might be more precise than cholesterol readings, experts say

7/17/2008
New Guidelines on Infant Stroke Released

Experts note symptoms and treatment of these youngest patients differ from adults

7/17/2008
Too Much, Too Little Sleep Linked to Stroke Risk

Postmenopausal women who slept more than nine hours a night had up to 70% higher risk

7/17/2008
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Grow

One-quarter of Americans report being obese, CDC report says

7/16/2008
Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

7/14/2008
For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat

Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

7/14/2008
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes

When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

7/10/2008
Alcohol's Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender

Amount that may be beneficial for men is not good for women, study says

7/7/2008
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives

Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

6/26/2008
Sudden Hearing Loss May Portend Stroke

It could foreshadow trouble by as much as 2 years, Taiwanese study suggests

6/26/2008
'Silent Strokes' Strike One in 10 Healthy People

No symptoms, but some loss of brain function occurs, study finds

6/23/2008
Arterial Calcium Scans Can Predict Death Risk

But the test's cost may still be prohibitive, experts say

6/23/2008
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

6/23/2008
Cancer Drug Gleevec Could Fight Stroke

It might extend the effectiveness of clot-busting tPA, researchers say

6/19/2008
Heart Risks Emerging in People With HIV

The virus, medications, or both might be the culprit, experts say

6/17/2008
Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough

For those over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the greater threat, experts say

6/11/2008
Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by bleeding in space around the brain, study reports

6/8/2008
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought

Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

6/7/2008
Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control

But experts say controlling glucose levels is key for most diabetics

6/3/2008
Sen. Kennedy Up and Walking After Brain Tumor Surgery

Still faces radiation, chemotherapy treatments for what doctors say is a life-threatening malignant glioma

6/2/2008
Sen. Kennedy's Brain Tumor Surgery Called a 'Success'

Still faces radiation, chemotherapy treatments for what doctors say is a life-threatening malignant glioma

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/27/2008
Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke

Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows

5/26/2008
Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

Despite symptoms, many Americans fail to seek lifesaving treatment

5/22/2008
Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended

It makes better control possible, heart experts say

5/21/2008
Ted Kennedy Released From Hospital

He returns to Cape Cod home while doctors determine treatment plans for malignant brain tumor

5/20/2008
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note

5/20/2008
Ted Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor

Doctors find malignant glioma in tests after seizure

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/18/2008
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found