A new study from Imperial College London suggests that naturally higher levels of iron can help lower people's risk of high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. However, it can also increase the risk of stroke and bacterial skin infections.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2019
Researchers found that neither dietary cholesterol nor daily consumption of eggs is associated with risk of stroke. They did not find a link even in individuals who are genetically predisposed to greater effects of dietary cholesterol.
Public Health May 26, 2019
Drinking water contaminated with arsenic might lead to the thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber that could result in cardiac arrest and stroke. Researchers found that higher levels of arsenic increase the chances of developing a heart condition.
Public Health May 9, 2019
28-year-old Josh Hader suffered from a stroke after attempting to stretch out his neck. He had to be brought to the ER after experiencing numbness, double vision, and weakness, but despite this, he is still a lucky man.
Public Health May 4, 2019
Six of 1,000 women who use antibiotics for at least two months would develop cardiovascular disease. Use of antibiotics can destroy the beneficial gut bacteria and increase prevalence of disease-causing microorganisms.
Medicine April 26, 2019
People who do not eat breakfast have 87 percent higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who eat their first meal of the day every day. How does skipping breakfast raises risk of heart disease?
Public Health April 23, 2019
Stroke patients are especially vulnerable to blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, but they're not always suited to the standard measures of preventing these conditions. Enter, the geko device.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 22, 2019
Pig brains showed signs of cellular function hours after its owners died. The scientists were surprised, as the experiment challenged the notion that brain death is irreversible.
Animals April 17, 2019
Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.
Neuroscience April 15, 2019
Many people know that high levels of 'bad' cholesterol are harmful. Now, researchers say that very low levels also put women at increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2019
Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2019
Rebecca Leigh is warning other yogis to be more careful. She suffered from stroke and aneurysms after doing a tutorial on yoga hollowback handstand in October 2017.
Public Health March 26, 2019
Emilia Clarke revealed that she suffered from two brain aneurysms amid her contract with the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. About 30,000 people in the United States have ruptured brain aneurysms each year.
Feature | Health March 22, 2019
Scientists in Illinois have designed a new video game that helps stroke survivors regain arm movement. This inexpensive and wearable treatment is hope for patients, researchers said.
Biotech March 21, 2019
According to a new study, TAVR might be superior to open-heart surgery even among patients with low operational risks. The researchers found that the rate of death, stroke, and rehospitalization is lower among those who had the minimally invasive procedure.
Public Health March 18, 2019
Doctors may still prescribe daily low-dose aspirin for some patients, but aspirin therapy is now a class 2b recommendation under the new guidelines. What will experts recommend for preventing heart attack and stroke?
Public Health March 17, 2019
Researchers found that catheter fibrillation, an invasive procedure, significantly improves a patient's quality of life. However, when it comes to preventing stroke and cardiac failure, it is not more effective than drug therapy.
Medicine March 16, 2019
Young mother Issy Fox finds her life changed after taking a contraceptive pill that causes stroke and temporary paralysis of her face and hand.
Medicine March 14, 2019
Researchers found an association between drinking at least two diet sodas daily and increased risk for stroke in women. High consumers were also found to have increased risk for heart disease and early death.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2019
A team of scientists revealed that an experimental drug developed for stroke has significantly reduced Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. The drug, they believe, has the potential to stall the progression of the disease in its early stage.
Public Health January 16, 2019
New research identified biomarkers that could predict atrial fibrillation or AF. Through blood testing, doctors can screen patients for the heart condition and, therefore, reduce the risk of stroke.
Public Health January 8, 2019
Doctors said that a man was nearing brain dead, prompting his kids to decide to remove his life support. However, the patient, dubbed the 'miracle man,' suddenly and miraculously recovered.
Feature | Health January 8, 2019
Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood because it supposedly offers a myriad of health benefits. However, more recent research argued the tropical oil, which has become increasingly popular in the West, is actually bad for the body.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2019
Patients with anxiety and depression are more likely to have major illnesses such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, or stroke compared to those who do not. Mental health conditions should be considered predictors of major illnesses by health care professionals.
Public Health December 19, 2018
Scientists warned that people who get too much sleep have a higher risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular event and dying. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours per night.
Public Health December 6, 2018
A new study found that patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are 60 percent more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event than those with viral pneumonia. Caregivers are advised to more aggressively treat bacterial pneumonia.
Public Health November 14, 2018
Lowering high cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly will also decrease a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's. In a new guideline for preventing and diagnosing high cholesterol, experts agreed risk assessment should be done regularly.
Public Health November 13, 2018
A new study found that women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with stroke, dementia, or Parkinson's in their lifetime. Researchers observed more than 12,000 people over the course of 26 years to examine their risk of neurological diseases.
Public Health October 4, 2018
A woman was alerted to her own stroke symptoms thanks to the selfies that she took. What are some of the signs and symptoms of stroke?
Public Health September 8, 2018
Use of diclofenac, a commonly used NSAID for treating pain and inflammation, is linked to increased risk for cardiovascular events. The painkiller is also associated with higher risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Medicine September 6, 2018
New research proved that taking aspirin once a day cannot prevent heart diseases in relatively healthy people. The blood thinner can also pose a serious risk of bleeding in patients diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Medicine August 27, 2018
New research revealed that people who sleep for more than 10 hours carry higher risk for premature death. With all the studies on sleeping, how many hours of sleep should people get every night?
Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2018
More than 85 percent of people who experience the same stroke as Trevor McCabe end up dead. His survival is thanks to his 3-year-old daughter's quick thinking to call her mom for help.
Feature | Health July 13, 2018
A landmark Mediterranean diet published in 2013 was flagged for its questionable data. The researchers discovered the problem after digging through their records. Did this change the findings of the original study?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018
More than 11 million Americans may have been issued wrong prescriptions for drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. If you think you are one of them, this is what you should do.
Medicine June 7, 2018
A team of researchers found that a molecule linked to green tea could help prevent deaths from heart attack and stroke. The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018
An egg is a healthy food that may help reduce stroke and the risk of heart disease. How it is prepared and cooked, however, matter. Here are tips on how to make egg meals healthier.
Public Health May 23, 2018
As everyone gets older, the chances of having a stroke increases. However, there are several easy ways to prevent a cerebrovascular accident from occurring such as sauna bathing and exercise.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018
A study conducted in Finland showed that people who frequently use a sauna are less likely to get a stroke. This study was done for 15 years on 1,628 people who had never had stroke in their life.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2018
An experiment conducted in mice showed that cardiovascular function can be improved just by blocking a particular protein in the heart. The therapy proved successful in mouse models, although further research is warranted in human heart cells.
Public Health April 15, 2018
Selective NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, naproxen, or meloxicam were linked to an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation. Should people stop taking these pain relievers to treat body ache and pain?
Medicine March 22, 2018
Stroke symptoms can now be detected through hip-hop music intervention aimed at parents and children. The program’s purpose is to increase the rate of stroke treatment by delivering the patient in the hospital at the right time.
Neuroscience March 22, 2018
Going to the barbershop can help a person lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. It has been seen that the ambiance of barbershops is conducive to men being more open to suggestions of visiting a doctor.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018
A woman says that Apple's Facetime communication was able to save her life while she was going through a stroke. The woman was talking to her sister who noticed what was happening to her.
Apps/Software February 21, 2018
Researchers just proved that monitoring a person’s health after a stroke is as easy as sticking a pair of throat sensors on one’s neck. Best of all, they might hit widespread use by the next year or so.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018