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Health News - Stroke

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. (Medical News Today)

Targeting gut bacteria to reduce heart disease
By preventing gut bacteria from producing a particular chemical, it might be possible to reduce cardiovascular risk. A new study uses a novel approach. (Medical News Today)

Feeling dizzy after standing may predict dementia
Feeling dizzy when you stand up — or orthostatic hypotension — might predict the development of dementia in later life, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Cerebral edema: Everything you need to know
Cerebral edema refers to swelling in the brain caused by trapped fluid. Common causes include a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, or infection. In this article, learn about the symptoms of cerebral edema, as well as how doctors diagnose and treat the condition. We also cover the outlook. (Medical News Today)

Full-fat dairy may actually benefit heart health
New research challenges the widely held belief that full-fat dairy must be avoided. In fact, some types of dairy may even prevent stroke, says the study. (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. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: A stroke experience
My name is Tracy Lyn Lomagno and I'm a 45-year-old dental assistant. Earlier this year, I had a stroke, and my life changed dramatically. (Medical News Today)

Common cause of dementia may be treatable
A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of eating healthy?
A healthful diet can help a person look and feel their best, but what are the real health benefits? In this article, we look at the top ten benefits of a varied, nutritious diet, including heart and stroke prevention, improved mood and memory, and decreased risk of cancer. (Medical News Today)

Five hot baths per week may be good for the heart
A new study examines the cardiovascular benefits of taking regular hot water baths among middle-aged to elderly Japanese individuals. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages of heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Marriage is good for the heart — literally
A new study suggests that marriage may prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as prolong life for people who had a heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about aspiration pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia is an infection that may occur if a person breathes something in instead of swallowing it. The germs from food particles, saliva, vomit, or other substances may infect the airways and lead to aspiration pneumonia. In this article, learn more about the treatment and complications. (Medical News Today)

What is clonus? Everything you need to know
Clonus refers to a neurological condition in which the nerve cells that control the muscles are damaged and send faulty signals. These signals cause involuntary muscle contractions or spasms, often in a rhythmic pattern. Learn about the conditions associated with clonus, as well as how to alleviate discomfort. (Medical News Today)

What to know about agonal breathing
Agonal breathing refers to short, labored, gasping breaths that occur because oxygen cannot reach the brain. This might be due to a person having cardiac arrest or stroke. It is considered a medical emergency. Learn more about how to identify agonal breathing and what to do when it happens. (Medical News Today)

Novel gel regrows brain tissue after stroke
In a first-of-its kind study, researchers show that a bioengineered gel can help brain tissue to regrow and restore function following a stroke. (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. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Clinical trial results 'likely to change care practice'
A large international clinical trial suggests that an anticoagulant and aspirin combination may be the way to go when it comes to preventing major stroke. (Medical News Today)

Warning signs of stroke in men
Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Men tend to be younger than women when they have strokes, and some symptoms are more common in men. We describe how men and women may experience strokes differently. In this article, learn about telltale signs, recovery, and what to do when someone has a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Stroke survivors may benefit from magnetic brain stimulation
New research suggests that a brain stimulation technique called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves walking speed in stroke survivors. (Medical News Today)

What does a stroke feel like? During, after, and ministrokes
Many people know the classic signs of a stroke, such as facial drooping, trouble balancing, and difficulty speaking. But what does having a stroke feel like? Is it painful? What are the long-term effects? What are the symptoms of a ministroke? Also, learn what to do if you or someone nearby may be having a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Could saunas reduce stroke risk?
According to a recent study, taking regular saunas might reduce the risk of stroke. At last, something enjoyable seems to be good for us. (Medical News Today)

How does depression affect people with cardiovascular disease?
A new study outlines the ways in which the risk or diagnosis of depression affects the health-related quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Uncovering stroke's psychological impact
The latest research investigates the after effects of stroke. Aside from the more obvious physical issues, what other problems do stroke survivors face? (Medical News Today)

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