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AHA News: Treatment to Ward Off Stroke Less Effective in Women
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women are at higher risk for stroke and have different stroke symptoms than men. Now, new research suggests another difference: less benefit from a surgery used to treat carotid artery...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Older Adults, More Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 -- Regular exercise lowers older adults ' risk of heart disease and stroke, even if they have health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes, researchers say. For the new study, researchers analyzed data from more...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke
MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 -- Smoking pot doesn ' t do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don ' t partake, the first study...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Muscle Relaxant Baclofen Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors
SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 -- A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns. " It can present with acute stroke-like symptoms, even though it ' s...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Muscle Relaxant, Baclofen, Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors
SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 -- A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns. " It can present with acute stroke-like symptoms, even though it ' s...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Muscle Relaxant Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors
SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 -- A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns. " It can present with acute stroke-like symptoms, even though it ' s not...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke Death Rate Increasing for Middle-Aged Americans
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- In more than half of all counties across the country, a growing percentage of middle-aged Americans are dying of strokes, according to a new study. The study– which examined stroke...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rural Americans Dying More From Preventable Causes Than City Dwellers
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- Rural Americans die more often from potentially preventable causes than their urban counterparts, a new government study shows. These causes include cancer, heart disease, injury, respiratory disease and stroke, according...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Sleep problems could increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other heart and brain diseases, a new study suggests. It included 487,200 people in China, average age 51, with no history of stroke or heart disease....
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Woman ' s Suddenly Purple Pee Had Doctors Guessing
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- No ' purple rain ' jokes, please. A 70-year-old French woman hospitalized for stroke left her physicians puzzled after her urine took on an unusual hue. Ten days after receiving a urinary catheter as part of her...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could AI Beat Radiologists at Spotting Bleeds in the Brain?
THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 -- Computer-driven artificial intelligence (AI) can help protect human brains from the damage wrought by stroke, a new report suggests. A computer program trained to look for bleeding in the brain outperformed two of four...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than in the morning nearly halves the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, a large, new study finds. Researchers in Spain followed more than...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke May Harm Kids ' Eyes
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Smoking around kids may harm their vision as their eyes are still developing, a new study suggests. Secondhand smoke has long been linked to increased risks for cancer and stroke in adults, and asthma, lung infections and...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Kind of Drinking Can Trigger A-Fib?
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Frequent drinking is more likely than binge drinking to increase your risk of the most common heart rhythm disorder, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases the risk of stroke by fivefold. Symptoms include...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults
THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Lowering Blood Pressure May Prevent New Brain Lesions in Older People
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people know treating high blood pressure reduces the odds of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Now, a new study suggests another added benefit: a lower risk of lesions in the...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Losing Your Job Can Be a Real Heart Breaker
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 -- Money may not buy happiness, but a bigger paycheck is good for your heart. And new research suggests the reverse is also true: When income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure goes up. " One could...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Running the Numbers on High Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- High blood pressure is a risk factor for many serious health threats, such as heart attack and stroke. The most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and other health...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stroke Rate Continues to Fall Among Older Americans
TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Starting in the late 1980s, stroke rates among older Americans began to fall -- and the decline shows no signs of stopping, a new study finds. The researchers found that between 1987 and 2017, the rate of stroke incidence...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heavy Exposure to Pesticides May Boost Stroke Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 -- Working around high levels of pesticides may translate into a high risk for heart trouble later, a new study suggests. That was the case for a group of Japanese-American men in Hawaii who were followed for more than three...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Why Aren ' t More Stroke Survivors Getting Statins?
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People with a history of stroke are less likely than those with heart disease to get cholesterol-lowering statin drugs despite the benefits, a new study has found. Statins help protect...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Walking Pace May Signal If Stroke Patients Can Return to Work
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- Walking speed may indicate whether young stroke survivors are ready to return to work, a new study suggests. And 3 feet per second may be the threshold that predicts whether they can meet a workday ' s challenges, the...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds. Those who have most severe mental health problems,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Self-Silencing ' Can Be Potentially Deadly for Women
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Do you rarely express anger at those close to you? Is it difficult for you to reveal negative feelings in your relationships? New research suggests that might make you more vulnerable to having a stroke. In a study of...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Everyday Foods for Better Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other dangerous conditions, but it offers no early warning signs. That ' s why it ' s so important to have your pressure checked...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Hot Flashes Could Mean Higher Odds for Heart Trouble
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Women, if you ' re bothered by frequent hot flashes, it may be more than a mere annoyance. New research offers evidence that frequent or persistent hot flashes are linked to higher odds of heart attack and stroke. The...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Controllable Stroke Risk Factors
-- More than 750,000 people have a stroke each year in the United States, says Cleveland Clinic. But as many as half of all strokes are preventable, the clinic says. Risk factors that are under all or partial control include: High blood...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating patterns similar to the Mediterranean diet and the blood pressure-lowering DASH may help older women with Type 2 diabetes ward off heart attacks, strokes and related problems, new...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Still Help Some People?
MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- Debate over the benefits and drawbacks of daily low-dose aspirin has flared in recent years, with guidelines now generally urging against the regimen to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in healthy people. But some...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Unique Gene Activity Discovered in People With Both Stroke and Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Not all strokes have a clear-cut cause like high blood pressure or smoking. For those so-called cryptogenic strokes, new research suggests cancer might be the trigger– a finding...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: She Had a Stroke at 21; So Did Her Co-worker
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- While in the hospital recovering from a stroke, 21-year-old Alex Leary was trying to make sense of what happened when she got a text message from a co-worker she barely knew. Vicky King...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Having HIV May Heighten Stroke Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that ' s a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows. The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) from HIV is similar to or higher than known...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Less TV, More Activity May Mean Extra Years Free of Heart Disease and Stroke
MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People who watch less TV and are physically active live more years free of heart disease, according to a new study. Past research has shown people who are highly physically active tend to...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Going Vegetarian Good for Your Heart, But May Up Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Vegetarianism is all the rage these days, but a new study suggests that slicing meat from your diet might raise your risk of stroke slightly. While vegetarians had a 22% lower risk for heart disease, they had a 20% higher...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Now a 2-Time Survivor, Tedy Bruschi Still Tackling Stroke Awareness
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Former NFL star Tedy Bruschi spent the last 14 years showing what a stroke survivor could do: continue playing pro football, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run the Boston Marathon. Now Bruschi...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Causes of Amnesia
-- Amnesia is a temporary loss of memory. Those with amnesia can forget facts, information and experiences, says Mayo Clinic. Mayo mentions these potential causes of amnesia: Stroke. Brain inflammation. Heart attack. Carbon monoxide...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Mysterious Stroke at 38 Changed How Popular Speaker Connects With a Crowd
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As the author of 11 books about education, Allison Zmuda has long been a highly sought speaker about approaches to learning. Yet after giving countless speeches to teachers and school...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Seniors, ' Silent Strokes ' Are Common Post-Surgery Threat: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Silent strokes are common in seniors who have had surgery, and may double their risk of mental decline within a year, a Canadian study reports. While an obvious (or " overt " ) stroke often causes symptoms such as weakness in...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Study of Skiers Holds Surprises About A-Fib, Stroke and Intense Exercise
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exercise is important for health and wellbeing. But past studies suggest high-intensity exercise may be a risk factor for an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation that sometimes...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Just One Pill for All Your Heart Health Needs? It ' s On the Way
THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Imagine a single pill loaded with a battery of heart medications that you take once a day to cut your chances of heart attack, stroke and heart failure. A new clinical trial has turned that idea into reality. The...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Push Stroke Patients Harder for Better Gains in Walking: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Stroke survivors can recover their walking ability faster through high-intensity step training than with less demanding rehab, a new study suggests. " Rehabilitation after a stroke traditionally focuses on patients...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Diet Sodas Aren ' t the Answer for Your Sugary Drink Cravings
THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- The health risks of sugary drinks, from juice to soda, are well known. They can lead to overweight and diabetes, stroke and other problems in the brain, including poorer memory and smaller brain volume. But diet sodas...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Age Could Be Key to Women ' s Worse Quality of Life Post-Stroke
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a stroke, women are known to have a worse health-related quality of life than men, both in the short term and long term. Now a study gives some insight into why, and what can be done...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Speed Stroke Recovery With Exercise
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- Aerobic exercise significantly improves stroke survivors ' endurance and walking ability, researchers report. They analyzed 19 studies that included nearly 500 stroke survivors, aged 54 to 71, who completed aerobic...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Younger Stroke Survivors More At Risk For Anxiety
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Anxiety is more than twice as common in younger stroke survivors, especially those who show symptoms of depression, than in older patients, according to a new study that recommends routine...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Rising Blood Pressure Puts Women At Greater Stroke Risk Than Men
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As the severity of high blood pressure rises, the risk of stroke rises almost twice as quickly in women compared with men, according to a new study. Published Tuesday in the Journal of the...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Here ' s Why Stroke Survivors Need to Pay Attention to Bone Health
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People who have had a stroke, and the doctors who treat them, have a lot to be concerned about: regaining mobility and function, controlling risk factors for a second stroke, guarding against...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Study Finds Racial Gap in Who Gets Critical Stroke Treatments
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Black and Hispanic people having a stroke are less likely than their white counterparts to get treatments proven to reduce death and improve quality of life, new research shows. For...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trying to Avoid a Second Stroke? Blood Pressure Control Is Key
MONDAY, July 29, 2019 -- If you ' ve already had one stroke, your risk for another is much higher. But new research found that well-controlled blood pressure can reduce that risk by about 20%. The study authors suggested maintaining a blood pressure...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke
-- Heat-related illness is preventable, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether you ' re just hanging out or working in the heat, it ' s important to know the signs of heat stroke: Body temperature of more than 103 degrees...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news