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Health News - Stroke

Ministrokes may cause dementia, study suggests
New study suggests the impact of ministrokes is wider and longer-lasting than previously understood, potentially causing dementia and cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Eating hot red chili peppers may help us live longer
A study of more than 16,000 U.S. adults suggests that consuming red hot chili peppers might lower the risk of all-cause mortality. (Medical News Today)

Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease
The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University... (Medical News Today)

Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected
Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes. (Medical News Today)

Migraine associated with higher risk of stroke after surgery
Surgical patients with a history of migraines have a greater risk of stroke and readmission to hospital, finds a study published by The BMJ. (Medical News Today)

Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills
Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery. (Medical News Today)

Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death
Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). (Medical News Today)

Surgical ablation found to be effective in reducing atrial fibrillation and improving quality of life
New clinical practice guidelines recommend more prominent role for surgery in treatment of Afib. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Brain cells potentiate harmful electrical discharges
In the aftermath of stroke, brain damage is exacerbated by electrical discharges. (Medical News Today)

Up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes prevented through NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check programme in England may have prevented an estimated 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, or death from these causes in its first five years, according to an independent... (Medical News Today)

Heart attack risk doubled for people with less education according to new Australian research
People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, according to groundbreaking new Australian research from... (Medical News Today)

Potential treatment for pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia found in a vitamin
Scientists in Japan and the US have found that vitamin B3 nicotinamide may help treat pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia by preventing strokes and in some cases, even stimulating the... (Medical News Today)

Marital history linked to stroke survival
People who were in a stable marriage, and had never been divorced or widowed, had the best prospects of survival after having a stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart... (Medical News Today)

New discovery may improve recovery after stroke
Faster and better recovery after stroke may be the result of a newly discovered treatment strategy that created new nerve synapses in the brain - a key factor for learning. (Medical News Today)

Dietary magnesium associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
A diet rich in magnesium may reduce the risk of diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes according to a new meta-analysis published in the open access journal BMC... (Medical News Today)

Daily handful of nuts slashes the risk of disease and death
New study suggests the health benefits of nuts may be more wide-reaching than previously thought, and one may only need 20 grams a day to reap the rewards. (Medical News Today)

Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding
In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug... (Medical News Today)

Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair
Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones. (Medical News Today)

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options
What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect stroke risk? Study investigates
New, large-scale research examines the association between different patterns of alcohol consumption and different types of stroke. (Medical News Today)

Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising
Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access... (Medical News Today)

Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination
Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Prescribing drugs for cardiovascular disease prevention in the UK - can it be improved to prevent strokes?
Drugs such as statins that have the potential to prevent strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease have not been prescribed to a large proportion of people at risk in the UK, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk
Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards
Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the... (Medical News Today)

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