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Medical News Today: Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk
New research using a genetic analysis called Mendelian randomization links insomnia genes to a greater risk of heart disease and stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Very low levels of 'bad' cholesterol may raise stroke risk
New research in a large sample of participants finds that too little low-density lipoprotein cholesterol correlates with a higher risk of bleeding stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes
A study of twins in Sweden links a 30% higher risk in older age of brain artery blockage, which stroke often follows, to type 2 diabetes in middle age.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low levels of 'bad cholesterol' may actually increase stroke risk
Recent findings suggest that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — or 'bad cholesterol' — have a heightened bleeding stroke risk.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between diabetes and stroke?
This article looks at the link between diabetes and stroke, risk factors, and ways of preventing a stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk'
A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival
New research further strengthens the theory that excessive body fat may have a protective effect and improve survival after a stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause
A large, long-term study of postmenopausal women has linked higher consumption of diet drinks to a raised risk of stroke, heart disease, and death.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes
New research finds that people with higher levels of iron are at a higher risk of stroke that arises from clots and blockages that travel from the heart.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too
In the latest study to investigate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, researchers identify a reduction in stroke risk for those who partake.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly
A study of people who had strokes finds that symptoms were less severe in those who did light to moderate exercise, such as 4 hours of walking per week.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about brain stem strokes
The brain stem controls several vital body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. A blockage or bleed in the brain stem can cause a brain stem stroke and impact a person ’s coordination, movement, and speech. We give an overview of brain stem strokes, including symptoms, treatments, and risks.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk
Experiencing high levels of psychological distress has an important impact on a person's risk of heart attack and stroke, new research warns.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care
The expert who once coined the rule 'Time is brain!' uses a model to argue that there is also a need to consider the circulation pattern in the brain.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spinal stroke: Causes, treatment, and outcome
Strokes in the spinal cord are rare, accounting for just over 1 percent of all strokes. They can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain in the neck and back, long-term paralysis, and incontinence. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment. We also cover what to expect during recovery.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: One egg per day may keep stroke at bay
Eating eggs might lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. At least, this is what a new, large-scale study from China now suggests.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke
New research suggests that the younger you are when you receive your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which women are most at risk of stroke?
Although strokes are more common in women, it is not entirely clear why. In a recent paper, the authors outline some female-specific risk factors.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coffee drinkers at lower risk of heart failure, stroke
Research looking at three large population studies suggests that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of experiencing stroke and heart failure.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk
People who experience migraine with aura - but not migraine without aura - could face a 27 percent greater risk of stroke, a new study finds.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A-fib patients at lower stroke, death risk with early cardiology care
Receiving cardiology care within 90 days of atrial fibrillation diagnosis may lower patients' stroke and death risks by up to 11 percent, study finds.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke
Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Marijuana use may raise stroke, heart failure risk
An analysis of more than 20 million health records has uncovered an association between marijuana use and greater risk of stroke and heart failure.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options
What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery
A new meta-analysis finds sleep disorders - particularly sleep breathing disorders - increase the risk of stroke and hinder patients' recovery.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Air pollution is now a leading stroke risk factor
A new study suggests 90 percent of the global stroke burden is attributed to modifiable risk factors, and 30 percent is due to air pollution.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Water - Air Quality / Agriculture Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low salt intake may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, and death
Consuming less than 3,000 milligrams of salt daily - more than the current recommendation - increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Loneliness increases risk of heart disease and stroke
Results from a large meta-analysis show that loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for heart disease and stroke just as serious as anxiety and a stressful work life.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Higher calcium intake 'may protect seniors from CVD, but not stroke, fractures'
While a higher intake of calcium was found to lower cardiovascular disease risk for older adults in a new study, it had no effect on the risks for stroke and fractures.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking raises heart attack, stroke risk, but not for long
A single dose of alcohol can immediately increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, new research finds. If consumed in moderation, however, alcohol may reduce these risks.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Older mothers may face increased risk of stroke, heart attack
Women who become pregnant at the age of 40 or older may be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death later in life, researchers suggest.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Shingles may lead to stroke and heart attack
The herpes zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles; following shingles, there appears to be a higher risk of acute cardiovascular events such as stroke or myocardial infarction
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Carotid Bypass Surgery Does Not Improve Cognition After Stroke
Patients who have suffered from stroke and receive carotid bypass surgery - which improves blood flow to the brain - see no overall improvement in cognitive performance, researchers informed at The American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. Extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery involves connecting a scalp artery outside the brain to a brain artery, bypassing the blocked carotid artery, in an effort to restore blood flow to the brain...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

One In 12 Stroke Survivors Thinks About Suicide
About one in 12 stroke survivors in the U.S. thinks about committing suicide or wish that they were already dead. The finding came from a new study based on a nationally representative sample that was presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. The number of people who experienced a stroke and had suicidal thoughts was surprising, compared with individuals who suffer from other health problems, explained lead researcher Amytis Towfighi, M.D...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Study Of Brain Cooling And Clot-Busting Drug Therapy For Stroke Receives FDA OK To Expand
An international multicenter clinical trial led by a Cedars-Sinai neurologist on the combination of brain cooling and "clot-busting" drug therapy after stroke has received Food and Drug Administration approval to expand from 50 patients to 400. � "This approval is highly significant because, after reviewing our initial safety data, the Food and Drug Administration approved us to include more patients in our study," said Patrick D. Lyden, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the study's overall principal investigator...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Depression In Both Stroke Patients And Spouse Caregivers Influenced By Self-Esteem And Optimism
Self-esteem, optimism and perceived control influence depression in stroke survivors and their spouse caregivers - who should be treated together, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. Researchers, who analyzed 112 depressed stroke survivors up to 8 weeks after hospital discharge and their spouses, found self-esteem and optimism influenced each partners' depression...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Adult Stroke Survivors Who Practice Tai Chi May Be At Reduced Risk For Falls
Tai Chi may reduce falls among adult stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. Compared to survivors receiving usual care or participating in a national fitness program for Medicare-eligible adults called SilverSneakers®, those practicing Tai Chi had the fewest falls. Tai Chi is a martial art dating back to ancient China. It includes physical movements, mental concentration and relaxed breathing. "Learning how to find and maintain your balance after a stroke is a challenge," said Ruth E...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Study Findings Suggest Physical And Pharmacological Solutions For Human Stroke Victims
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that mice can recover from physically debilitating strokes that damage the primary motor cortex, the region of the brain that controls most movement in the body, if the rodents are quickly subjected to physical conditioning that rapidly "rewires" a different part of the brain to take over lost function. Their research, featuring precise, intense and early treatment, and tantalizing clues to the role of a specific brain area in stroke recovery, is described online in the journal Stroke...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

In Stroke And Other Neurological Disorders, Nitric Oxide Damages Neurons And Blocks The Brain's Ability To Repair Itself
Nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule produced in the brain, can damage neurons. When the brain produces too much nitric oxide, it contributes to the severity and progression of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute recently discovered that nitric oxide not only damages neurons, it also shuts down the brain's repair mechanisms. Their study was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of February 4...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke
The most popular illegal drug, marijuana, may double the risk of stroke among young adults, according to findings revealed at The American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. The study, carried out in New Zealand, identified that marijuana smokers were more than twice as likely than healthy adults to have suffered an ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Lead investigator of the study, P. Alan Barber, Ph.D., M.D., said: "This is the first case-controlled study to show a possible link to the increased risk of stroke from cannabis...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Doubles Risk Of Stroke
The most popular illegal drug, marijuana, has been found to double the risk of stroke among young adults, according to findings revealed at The American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013. The study, carried out in New Zealand, identified that marijuana smokers were more than twice as likely than healthy adults to have suffered an ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Lead investigator of the study, P. Alan Barber, Ph.D., M.D., said: "This is the first case-controlled study to show a possible link to the increased risk of stroke from cannabis...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

People Having Stroke Should Get Therapy Within 60 Minutes Of Hospital Arrival
People having an ischemic stroke should receive clot-dissolving therapy - if appropriate - within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, according to new American Stroke Association guidelines published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Ischemic stroke, which accounts for nine in 10 strokes, is caused by a blood clot in the arteries leading to the brain. Calling 9-1-1 immediately after recognizing any of the warning signs of stroke - and getting to a stroke center as fast as possible - are still the most important steps for optimal stroke care...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

New Stroke Gene Discovery Could Lead To Tailored Treatments
An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke. By exploring the genetic variants linked with blood clotting - a process that can lead to a stroke - scientists have discovered a gene which is associated with large vessel and cardioembolic stroke but has no connection to small vessel stroke. Published in the journal Annals of Neurology, the study provides a potential new target for treatment and highlights genetic differences between different types of stroke, demonstrating the need for tailored treatments...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Guidelines On Patient-Centered Measures For Nonsurgical Stroke Interventions
The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke - providing recommendations for rapid treatment - will benefit individuals suffering from brain attacks, often caused by artery-blocking blood clots. Representatives from the Society of Interventional Radiology and seven other medical societies created a multispecialty and international consensus on the metrics and benchmarks for processes of care and technical and clinical outcomes for stroke patients...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

First Stroke Patients In Florida Treated In UM Stem Cell Trial
The first two stroke patients have been enrolled in a phase 2 clinical trial of a revolutionary new treatment for ischemic stroke being conducted at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. The trial, using a patient's own bone marrow stem cells, is the first intra-arterial stroke stem cell trial in the U.S., and the two UM/Jackson patients are the first in Florida to participate. Led by Dileep Yavagal, M.D...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Stroke Recovery Aided By Stem Cells
Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to complete behavioural tasks. Stem cell therapy holds promise for patients but there are many questions which need to be answered, regarding treatment protocols and which cell types to use. This research attempts to address some of these questions...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Increased Ambivalence Toward Medication Common In Stroke Patients With PTSD
A new survey of stroke survivors has shown that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are less likely to adhere to treatment regimens that reduce the risk of an additional stroke. Researchers found that 65 percent of stroke survivors with PTSD failed to adhere to treatment, compared with 33 percent of those without PTSD. The survey also suggests that nonadherence in PTSD patients is partly explained by increased ambivalence toward medication. Among stroke survivors with PTSD, approximately one in three (38 percent) had concerns about their medications...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Up As Temperatures Drop
Cold weather sends blood pressures soaring putting people at risk of stroke The current cold weather spell is putting more people at risk of stroke as blood pressures increase as a result of the freezing temperatures. High blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for stroke and research has shown that colder temperatures can be linked to increased blood pressure, especially in older people...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Research Offers New Targets For Stroke Treatments
New research from the University of Georgia identifies the mechanisms responsible for regenerating blood vessels in the brain. Looking for ways to improve outcomes for stroke patients, researchers led by the UGA College of Pharmacy assistant dean for clinical programs Susan Fagan used candesartan, a commonly prescribed medication for lowering blood pressure, to identify specific growth factors in the brain responsible for recovery after a stroke. The results were published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news