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Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%
New research finds that stroke risk is higher among people who regularly take long naps or need more than 9 hours of sleep each night. (Medical News Today)

Microvascular ischemic disease: What to know
Microvascular ischemic disease refers to conditions that affect small blood vessels in the brain. Learn more about the causes and symptoms in this article. (Medical News Today)

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease
(Medical News Today)

Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk
New research confirms that the taller a person is, the higher their risk of atrial fibrillation, a common condition that affects the heart. (Medical News Today)

New therapeutic approach may improve outcomes in sepsis and stroke
An innovative method that researchers have tested in mouse models could help fight harmful inflammatory responses triggered by sepsis and stroke. (Medical News Today)

What causes a numb face?
Several conditions can cause facial numbness, including migraine, allergies, and Bell’s palsy. Learn more about these and other causes in this article. (Medical News Today)

Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk
New research has linked long term exposure to black carbon from local vehicle exhausts to a raised risk of stroke — even in low pollution settings. (Medical News Today)

What is apraxia?
Apraxia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to perform everyday movements. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and types in this article. (Medical News Today)

What is a neurologist?
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. (Medical News Today)

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)

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