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Higher Iron Levels Boosts Heart Health But Also Increases Stroke Risk: Study

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

Eating Egg Everyday Does Not Raise Stroke Risk Even In APOE4 Carriers

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

Traces Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Says Study

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

Oklahoma Man Josh Hader Suffers Stroke From Cracking His Neck

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

Using Antibiotics For More Than 2 Months Increases Women's Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

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

Skipping Breakfast Raises Your Risk Of Dying Early From Heart Disease

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

'Half Wrist-Watch' Worn Around Leg Can Slash Risk Of Deadly Blood Clots In Stroke Patients

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

Experiment Restores Some Function In Dead Pig Brains 4 Hours After The Animals Died

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 Develop Brain Training Technique That Can Change Your Brain In Less Than 1 Hour

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

Low Levels Of Bad Cholesterol Ups Risk Of Women For Hemorrhagic Stroke: Study

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

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Healthy At All, New Study Suggests

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

Maryland Yogi Rebecca Leigh Suffers Stroke While Performing Yoga Pose

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

Game Of Thrones Actress Emilia Clarke Writes About Surviving 2 Brain Aneurysms

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

Video Game Therapy Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Arm Movement

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

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Could Lead To Drop In Cardiac Surgery

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

New Guidelines No Longer Recommend Daily Low-Dose Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

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

Medications And Surgery For Atrial Fibrillation Similarly Effective Says Study

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

28-Year-Old Mom Issy Fox Paralyzed By Stroke From Taking The Pill

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

Diet Soda Linked To 23 Percent Increased Risk For Stroke In Women

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

Experimental Stroke Treatment Prevents Alzheimer's In New Study

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

Researchers Pin Down Biomarkers That Could Speed Up Detection Of Heart Problems

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

Almost Brain-Dead Man Miraculously Survives After Family Removes Life Support

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

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? Experts Say Eat In Moderation

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

Anxiety And Depression Can Be Just As Bad For General Health As Smoking And Drinking

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

Sleeping Too Much Can Cause Heart Disease And Death, Says Study

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

Pneumonia Caused By Bacteria More Dangerous To Cardiovascular Health Than Viral Pneumonia

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

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines Could Improve Heart Health While Lowering Alzheimer's Risk

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 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

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