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Health News - Stroke

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)

What is a left atrial enlargement?
Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke
New research suggests that the younger you are when you receive your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and stroke. (Medical News Today)

Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials
Following preliminary clinical trials, a new anti-stroke drug shows promise for improved treatment, rendering patients less prone to adverse effects. (Medical News Today)

Stroke risk may depend on your height as a child
A new study from Denmark suggests that individuals who did not reach average height as children may be more exposed to stroke as adults. (Medical News Today)

Which women are most at risk of stroke?
Although strokes are more common in women, it is not entirely clear why. In a recent paper, the authors outline some female-specific risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?
A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best apps for stroke survivors
Are you in recovery from stroke? We have found the best apps to help stroke survivors with recovery and rehabilitation and to prevent future strokes. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Can the brain 'rewire' itself to aid recovery?
Trimming the whiskers of mice after a stroke seems to create space in the brain for rewiring and shortens time to recover use of the affected limb. (Medical News Today)

Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease
People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

This diet may slow cognitive decline after stroke
The risk of developing dementia doubles after having a stroke. Find out which diet can potentially stave off cognitive decline, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

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