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A Third Of All Males And Half Of All Females Will Suffer From A Stroke, Parkinson's, Or Dementia: Study

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

Selfie Savior: Strange-Looking Selfies Alert Woman Of Stroke Symptoms

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

Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

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

Doctors On The Fence About Aspirin Heart Benefits

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

Sleeping For Too Long Is Bad For You: Here's How Many Hours We Should Sleep

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

3-Year-Old Girl FaceTime's Mom At Work To Save Dad Who Had A Stroke

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

Major Mediterranean Diet Study Is Flawed: What Was Wrong With The Landmark Research?

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

Millions Of Americans May Have Wrong Prescription For Heart Medicine: Here's What You Should Do

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

Component Found In Green Tea May Help Reduce Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke

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 A Day May Reduce Heart Disease Risk: How To Make Eggs Even Healthier

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

5 Easy Ways To Reduce The Risk Of A Stroke And Lower Blood Pressure

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

Sauna Bathing Can Reduce Risk Of Getting A Stroke, A New Study Suggests

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

Heart Failure Study Shows Protein Blockage Could Improve Cardiac Function

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

Pain Relievers Like Prescription-Strength Ibuprofen May Increase Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat

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

Hip-Hop Music Teaches Children, Parents To Recognize Stroke Prior To Attack

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

Barbershop Visits May Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

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

Woman Claims Apple's Facetime Saved Her Life During Stroke

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

These Wearable Throat Sensors That Stick On Like Band-Aids Help Stroke Patients Recover

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

Babies Also Get Strokes, But They Recover Language Skills In Opposite Side Of The Brain

Babies who had perinatal stroke can grow up able to comprehend and produce language normally. Researchers found that after their left side of their brain is damaged, these individuals used the right side of their brain for language.

Neuroscience February 19, 2018

Eating Yogurt Linked To Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk In Individuals With High Blood Pressure

Higher intake of yogurt has been tied to reduced risk for heart attack and stroke in hypertensive individuals. Here are other health benefits of consuming the fermented food product.

Public Health February 18, 2018

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Woman With Headache Wakes Up With British Accent

A rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome has only affected 100 persons over the last century. A woman from Texas suffering severe headaches woke up one day with her accent changed from American to British.

Public Health February 13, 2018

Ways To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

Smoking, stress, and high levels of blood sugar can cause heart attacks and strokes. Here's our guide on how to prevent these occurrences and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

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

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