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What are the most common risks for stroke

What are the most common risks for stroke

Stroke can happen to anyone, even young people. But, who are at the highest risk for stroke? That is the matter we’d like to mention below. That those who have  unmodifiable risk factors include age, gender, race/ethnicity, and stroke family … Read more

Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients who do intense physical therapy at home achieve the same amount of improvement in their walking ability as those enrolled in a high-tech training program that uses a body-weight supported treadmill device, … Read more

New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — A new anti-clotting drug works better than aspirin for stroke prevention in some patients with the common, sometimes lethal, heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation, according to research presented Thursday. Compared to daily … Read more

Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) Few eligible stroke patients get an injectable clot-busting drug within the recommended 60-minute window after their hospital arrival, new research finds. Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window. … Read more

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Diet soda fans who drink the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research suggests. Researchers find a 61% increased risk … Read more

Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Poor memory and problems with other mental skills may be early signs of an increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely … Read more

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages and 79 million people have what doctors call “prediabetes,” according to 2011 estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read more

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — The cost of treating heart disease and stroke in the United States is expected to triple in the next 20 years, to $818 billion, a new report says. Will triple by 2030, report says; … Read more

Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Stroke rates have increased among people with HIV in recent years while declining in the U.S. population at large, new research shows, raising the possibility that treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put these … Read more

Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) — Stents, already used to open clogged heart arteries, might have another use: clearing arterial blockages in the brain after traditional stroke treatments fail. For certain stroke patients, experimental stenting opened clogged artery, study finds. … Read more