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Health News - Stroke

People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds
A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods. (Medical News Today)

Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia
Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily best for health
While eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily brings health benefits, new research finds eating 10 portions every day is even better. (Medical News Today)

Receiving a clot-buster drug before reaching the hospital may reduce stroke disability
The study suggests that ambulances with the personnel and equipment capable of diagnosing ischemic stroke may be worth the extra cost, due to the decrease in patient disability afterward. (Medical News Today)

Discovery could help doctors to spot cardiovascular disease at an earlier stage
Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study led by... (Medical News Today)

Headache far more common stroke symptom in children than adults
Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke
Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients. (Medical News Today)

Low-cost therapy produces long-lasting improvements for stroke survivors
A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Glasgow has found that a low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems. (Medical News Today)

Transplanted neurons incorporated into a stroke-injured rat brain
Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability - but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. (Medical News Today)

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention: Link to diabetes questionable and inconsequential
World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins... (Medical News Today)

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)

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