Strokes

Look out “mini-stroke” warning deadly larger strokes

Look out

Some people underestimate some symptoms such as sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body, they accept them as a sudden but normal body respond to working out or weather. Do … Read more

Up-to-date Risk Factors of Stroke Studied

Up-to-date Risk Factors of Stroke Studied

Anyone can suffer from stroke. Suffering from stroke is one of the top cause of long-term disability once brain tissue has died, the body parts controlled by that area won’t work properly. Although many risk factors for stroke are out … Read more

Chocoholics are at lower risk of strokes: study

Chocoholics are at lower risk of strokes: study

According to a Swedish study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that looked at over 33,000 women, the more chocolate the women said they ate, the lower their risk of stroke. Chocolate, especially dark, is known to … Read more

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

No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Giving medication to lower blood pressure in hypertensive stroke patients appears to have no benefit and might even be harmful, says a new study that seems to confirm current treatment guidelines. Medication doesn’t improve … 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