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Having a dog may boost survival after a heart attack or stroke
Two new studies show that owning a dog significantly reduces people's risk of death following a heart attack or stroke, as well as death from any cause. (Medical News Today)

What causes left sided facial numbness?
Possible causes of left sided facial numbness include stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Bell’s palsy. Learn more about left sided facial numbness here. (Medical News Today)

Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health
New research finds that napping during the day once or twice a week is associated with a much lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. (Medical News Today)

What causes numbness on the right side of the face?
Facial numbness can occur when nerves in the face become damaged or inflamed. Find out which conditions can cause right sided facial numbness, and learn about the treatment options. (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. (Medical News Today)

What causes numbness and tingling?
Numbness and tingling can occur in different parts of the body. Though they are often harmless sensations, some serious conditions can cause numbness and tingling. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Do rising obesity levels explain cardiovascular mortality trends?
Many countries worldwide are losing the progress they had made in lowering mortality rates related to cardiovascular events. Why is this happening? (Medical News Today)

Higher iron levels may protect arteries but raise clot risk
A new study links naturally higher iron levels to a reduced risk of clogged arteries but a raised risk of clots related to the slowing of blood flow. (Medical News Today)

What is kaleidoscope vision?
When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Top 13 high potassium foods
Potassium is a nutrient that is key to good heart health. In this article, learn about the best high potassium foods that people can eat. (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. (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. (Medical News Today)

Stroke study finds mouth bacteria in brain clots
Using DNA evidence, scientists have shown that brain clot samples from people who have had ischemic stroke often contain mouth bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Loss of balance: Everything you need to know
Many different conditions can cause a loss of balance, including inner ear infections and Ménière’s disease. Some medications can also contribute. Learn about these and other possible causes here. We also cover treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease
New research suggests that repurposing an already existing blood test could predict the risk of developing heart disease or a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Patterns of antibiotic use may predict cardiovascular risk
A large cohort study has found a link between prolonged antibiotic use in middle age and later in life and an increased cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests
Scientists have restored some brain function in pigs' brains 4 hours after the mammals have died. The findings open new avenues for researching the brain. (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. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between diabetes and stroke?
People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke than those without it. This article looks at the link between diabetes and stroke, risk factors, and ways of preventing a stroke. (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. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision
Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?
New findings suggest that having a stroke can disturb the gut's bacterial balance for the long term, which could prevent the brain from healing. (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. (Medical News Today)

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after 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. (Medical News Today)

Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke
After having a flu-like illness, the risk of experiencing a stroke is considerably higher, according to two new studies due to be presented next week. (Medical News Today)

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