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A key gene could play a major role in reducing brain swelling after stroke
Could a medication someday help the brain heal itself after a stroke, or even prevent damage following a blow to the head? A new University of Southern California’s study lent support to the idea.
Cardiac events, stroke lead to loss of work, reduced income
Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the most common causes of death worldwide, resulting in hospitalization, disability and loss of income. For example, one-third of heart attacks, 25 percent of strokes and 40 percent of cardiac arrests occur in people of working age under age 65.
Rose misses world number one spot by one stroke
Justin Rose missed out on a return to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking by one stroke after carding the worst round of his weekend at the Indonesian Masters.
Is your headache a sign of a ‘life-threatening’ stroke?
High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than 25 percent of all adults in the UK.
How to spot someone having a stroke and what to do
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that affects the brain.
Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk?
Strokes happen when an obstruction restricts the blood supply to the brain, and so the brain does not receive enough oxygen. A person's genetic makeup and their lifestyle both influence their risk of stroke, but which is more important?
Walking for half an hour a day can reduce severity of stroke
Walking for just 35 minutes a day or swimming for three hours a week could protect you from severe strokes, says a new study.
How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk
Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke.
Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study
People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.
Study reveals potential approach to treat dementia, stroke
A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine revealed a potential approach to treat one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke in older people.
New discovery about the brain's water system may prove beneficial in stroke
Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, according to a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen.
Noninvasive brain stimulation leads to fine motor improvement after stroke
Stroke is common and accompanied by complex disabilities — such as lower and upper limb disability, speech impairment, and chronic post-stroke pain. An analysis of published studies found that non-invasive brain stimulation may have beneficial effects on fine motor movement in stroke patients and healthy participants, reported.
Three ways to prevent stroke
Stroke symptoms can vary from person to person, but the main signs can be identified in the face, arms and speech, using the word F.A.S.T. Depending on the severity of the stroke, the condition can be fatal. So what can you do to prevent one from happening in the first place?
This stick-on patch could keep tabs on stroke patients at home
Up to 65 percent of stroke survivors have trouble swallowing, and about a third of survivors have trouble carrying on conversations.

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