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Coconut Oil Helps Reduce Heart Disease And Stroke Chances, Study Shows

A new study claims that coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, contrary to recent claims that the substance is unhealthy. Research showed that regular consumption of coconut oil resulted in higher levels of good cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018

Just Two Cans Of Soda Per Week Can Up Risk For Heart Disease, Diabetes, And Stroke

Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

J&J Drug May Reduce Heart Events In Diabetes Patients But Doubles Risk For Toe, Lower Foot Amputations

Invokana can significantly reduce heart events in type 2 diabetes patients but doubles risk for toe and lower foot amputations. How does Johnson & Johnson's Invokana fare compared with rival drug Jardiance?

Medicine June 13, 2017

Cannabis May Reverse Aging Process In Brain: Here Are 5 Other Health Benefits Of Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Medicine May 10, 2017

Blood Type May Determine Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Non-O blood type people have been found to have higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Those who belong to blood group type AO, BO, or AB, though have ways to reduce their cardiovascular disease risks.

Public Health May 2, 2017

Choline And Bacteria May Be Culprit Behind Stroke And Heart Disease

Eggs and red meat contain an essential nutrient called choline, which was found to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Digested by gut bacteria, choline creates a by-product that makes blood prone to clotting, leading to heart attacks.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Diet Soda May Triple Stroke Risks: Other Reasons Why Artificially Sweetened Beverages Are Not The Healthier Option

Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.

Public Health April 23, 2017

Naked Mole Rat's Metabolic Trick To Survive Oxygen Deprivation May Help Stroke And Heart Attack Patients

Naked mole rats essentially become plants when they are deprived of oxygen. How can the rodents' special metabolic strategy potentially help people who suffered from heart attack and stroke?

Animals April 22, 2017

Diet Soda Tied To Stroke And Dementia: Other Ill Effects Linked To The Popular Beverage

Artificially sweetened beverages like diet soft drinks have been positioned as a healthful alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. A number of studies, however, have warned of the various dangers of diet sodas and their artificial sweeteners.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2017

Diet Soda Linked To Increased Risk For Stroke And Dementia

People who consume at least one diet drink per day were found to have nearly three times the risk of suffering from dementia or stroke. What are the other health risks posed by these artificially-sweetened beverages?

Public Health April 20, 2017

USPSTF Medical Guidelines May Lead To Fewer Number Of Statin Users: Study

Two conflicting medical guidelines on statin use may lead to fewer number of users in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers compare guidelines from the USPSTF and the ACC/AHA to determine their impact.

Medicine April 18, 2017

Trans Fat Ban Linked To Fewer Heart Attacks, Better Health

The trans fat ban in public food venues has made New Yorkers healthier, reducing heart attack and stroke rates by more than 6 percent. Next year, the FDA plans to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from baked and fried goods sold nationwide.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Can Insomnia Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke?

People suffering from insomnia may be at a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. This increase in risk of heart attacks and stroke was seen to be significant in people who had difficulty falling asleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

From Foe To Friend: Deadly Funnel-Web Spider Could Help Save Stroke Victims From Brain Damage

A molecule found in the deadly venom of funnel-web spiders can reduce neuron damage after stroke by 80 percent. If successful in human trials, the compound could drastically improve treatment options.

Neuroscience March 21, 2017

Cholesterol Drug Repatha Slashes Heart Attack Risk By 27 Percent But Disappoints Doctors And Investors

Amgen's cholesterol-reducing drug Repatha reduced heart attack rate by 27 percent and stroke by 21 percent. Why are doctors and investors disappointed at the results of the drug's clinical trial?

Medicine March 20, 2017

Marijuana Use Linked To Stroke And Heart Failure: Study

New research on more than 300,000 hospital data suggests a link between marijuana use and a heightened risk for heart failure and stroke. Researchers aim for continued studies and healthy dissemination of information.

Public Health March 10, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Benefits vs Risks: Daily Aspirin Therapy For Heart Disease

One of the most commonly prescribed medicines of all time, low-dose aspirin therapy may have a lot of benefits, but it comes with serious side effects, too.

Public Health February 24, 2017

New Low Cost Therapy May Benefit Stroke Patients With Vision Problems

Researchers at University of East Anglia and University Of Glasgow have formulated a new cost-effective technique to treat stroke patients suffering from vision problems. The study was published in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Eating Spicy Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer

Eating spicy chili pepper regularly may reduce risk of premature death from heart disease and stroke. Capsaicin found in chili peppers could be behind this link.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Brain Scans Reveal How Stress Raises Heart Attack Risk

How does stress raise risk for cardiovascular events? Brain scans reveal that activities in the amygdala can help predict a person's likelihood of suffering from heart attack or stroke.

Neuroscience January 12, 2017

Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Questions About Women's Heart Disease

Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after having been hospitalized for heart attack last week. Her sudden death raises concerns about the issue of women's heart disease.

Public Health December 28, 2016

Protein Inhibitor Drug Shows Promise Preventing Artery Disease In High-Risk Individuals

A protein inhibitor drug could help in preventing diseases like stroke and heart attack, reports a new study. The research team experimented on mice and established that the drug hindered the movement of cultured coronary artery smooth muscle cells and stopped the jamming of arteries and bypass implants.

Medicine December 25, 2016

Patients With HIV Have Nearly Double The Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

Heart attack and stroke risks are important health indicators. Now, researchers have found that those with HIV actually have double the risk, saying that the current risk prediction tool needs an update.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

What Is Holiday Heart Syndrome And How Can You Prevent It?

How do you prevent Holiday Heart Syndrome? Get to know the dangers of Holiday Heart Syndrome. Find out how, with mindfulness, you can still enjoy your holidays and skip a trip to the hospital.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Smart Skin Patch Developed To Release Blood Thinners As Needed, Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots

A team of researchers from University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University invented a smart patch to treat thrombosis that causes serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. The HA-Heparin smart skin patch releases Heparin to prevent blood clot as and when required.

Medicine November 30, 2016

Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed ALS Patient Communicate With Caregivers Without Assistance

A brain implant has allowed a paralyzed woman with late-stage ALS to communicate with her caregivers without assistance. The system offers hope for paralyzed patients who can't move but are still able to think and communicate.

Neuroscience November 15, 2016

Acupuncture Activates Opioids To Lower Blood Pressure Levels: Study

Performing acupuncture regularly may help reduce hypertension or high blood pressure in patients, reports a recent study. Electro-acupuncture stimulates the release of an opioid in the brainstem, which is responsible for controlling blood pressure.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2016

'Executioner' Protein Responsible For Brain Cell Death In Strokes, Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study discovered the protein responsible for cell death in almost all cases of cell injury. The mechanisms of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor in contact with the mitochondrial apoptosis-inducing factor produces systematic injuries to the cells.

Neuroscience October 8, 2016

Combination Treatment To Remove Blood Clots Shown To Reduce Disability After A Stroke

Researchers discovered that combining the use of clot-removal devices and clot-dissolving agents lead to less disability as ischemic stroke patients recover. Turning to combination treatment then can help in improving patient outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 29, 2016

How To Save Money? Exercise Regularly

Indulging in regular physical activity helps people save not only their health but also money. Heart disease patients who performed recommended levels of weekly exercise saved up to $2,500 more than their inactive counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Shows Promise Improving Hand Function In Stroke Patients

Stroke survivors typically experience weakness in one hand. Now, researchers are saying that a new electrical stimulation therapy can improve hand function for survivors at a rate better than what current stimulation techniques have to offer.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

CPAP Machines Do Not Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Risks In Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Using CPAP machines may not reduce risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack in sleep apnea sufferers. The therapy, however, still offers some benefits for those with the sleeping disorder.

Medicine August 29, 2016

Smartphone App Developed To Detect Dangerous Arrhythmia With Existing Hardware

Atrial fibrillation is a serious arrhythmic condition that puts individuals at high risk of strokes. Now, researchers have discovered a simpler way to detect it, using just a smartphone app to check for the condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 29, 2016

Anemia Ups Risks Of Death After Strokes In Older Adults

Strokes are already grave, but researchers have discovered that older adults with anemia have worse outcomes after suffering hemorrhagic or ischemic strokes. With their low hemoglobin levels, stroke patients have higher death risks.

Public Health August 18, 2016

Risk Factors For Diabetes And Heart Disease In Women Rise Before Menopause

The risk factors that boost the likelihood of women to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke increase in severity before menopause and not after. Women should pay attention to their lifestyle and make changes if needed before menopause, researchers suggest.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2016

Flu Vaccine Lowers Heart Failure And Stroke-Related Hospitalization Rates In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients who were vaccinated with flu vaccine are less likely to be admitted to the hospital because of stroke and heart failure. They also have lower risk of death during the flu season.

Medicine July 26, 2016

Female Smokers At Higher Risk For Strokes Caused By Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Female smokers are at increased risk of suffering from a type of serious stroke caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage. What contributes to increased SAH risk in women?

Public Health July 22, 2016

9 Of 10 Strokes Are Preventable, Study Finds

A new global study has identified 10 leading risk factors for stroke, and has determined that the vast majority of them are preventable.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2016

Texas Woman Returns Home From Jaw Surgery With British Accent: What Causes 'Foreign Accent Syndrome'?

Lisa Alamia, who was born and raised in Texas, started to speak with British accent after she underwent a jaw surgery six months ago. What causes her condition known as foreign accent syndrome?

Neuroscience June 24, 2016

Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Stroke Risk Often Prescribed Wrong Medicine

Nearly 40 percent of patients with heart problem that can cause stroke are prescribed the wrong medicine. Why are atrial fibrillation patients treated with aspirin and not the recommended blood thinner?

Medicine June 20, 2016

Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Attack Risk In People Who Had Angioplasty To Clear Blocked Arteries

Patients who underwent angioplasty to clear blocked arteries are at greater risk for heart attack or stroke if they have untreated sleep apnea. How do sleep disorders damage the heart?

Medicine June 17, 2016

Midlife Fitness May Help Lower Stroke Risk Later In Life

The fitter you are in midlife, the more likely you are to fight stroke beyond age 65, a new study found. Find out how this new research discovered exercise benefits on cardiovascular health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2016

Stem Cell Brain Injection Gives Stroke Sufferers Chance To Walk Again

Stroke patients with disabilities were able to walk again after doctors injected modified stem cells into their brain. The experimental treatment did not show significant side effects.

Medicine June 3, 2016

For Black Americans, Stroke In Middle Age Is Deadlier Than For Whites: Study

Middle-aged Black Americans are more likely to die from stroke than their white counterparts, new research suggests. It's not because of difference in care, but because of higher stroke rates.

Public Health June 3, 2016

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