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Health News - Stroke

Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer's disease
A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer's. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Increased intracranial pressure: What to know
Doctors call the pressure inside a person’s skull the intracranial pressure or ICP, and it can increase with a head injury or medical condition, such as fluid on the brain. Here, we discuss the symptoms, causes, treatments, and outlook for increased or elevated ICP. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter
The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-studied. A new paper asks exactly how this eating pattern might benefit heart health. (Medical News Today)

Statins: Risk of side effects is low, say experts
For most people at risk of heart attack and stroke, using statins to lower cholesterol brings more benefits than risks, say the American Heart Association. (Medical News Today)

Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk
A European study of cardiovascular disease prevention finds that nearly two-thirds of those with high heart disease and stroke risk have excess waist fat. (Medical News Today)

Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes
New research finds that people with higher levels of iron are at a higher risk of stroke that arises from clots and blockages that travel from the heart. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk?
Stroke risk depends on many factors, some of which are genetic and some lifestyle-related. So, can lifestyle changes outweigh the genetic risk? (Medical News Today)

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk
Researchers warn that fluctuations in a series of health measurements, including body weight, are linked with a heightened risk of cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too
In the latest study to investigate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, researchers identify a reduction in stroke risk for those who partake. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay
While inflammation helps atherosclerosis plaques build up inside arteries, it also has a key role in preventing the more advanced plaques from rupturing. (Medical News Today)

Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly
A study of people who had strokes finds that symptoms were less severe in those who did light to moderate exercise, such as 4 hours of walking per week. (Medical News Today)

Why does olive oil keep heart attack and stroke at bay?
A new study shows that the protein ApoA-IV, which rises in the blood after eating (especially unsaturated fats), prevents thrombosis by blocking platelets. (Medical News Today)

Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention
A large cohort study finds out which treatments work best to prevent cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension and other risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet shown to prolong seniors' lives
An Italian study of thousands of people aged 65 and older finds that adherence to a Mediterranean diet is linked to lower risk of premature death. (Medical News Today)

Stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia
In the largest analysis of its type to date, researchers conclude that stroke significantly increases the risk of developing dementia in older age. (Medical News Today)

What to know about brain stem strokes
The brain stem controls several vital body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. A blockage or bleed in the brain stem can cause a brain stem stroke and impact a person’s coordination, movement, and speech. We give an overview of brain stem strokes, including symptoms, treatments, and risks. (Medical News Today)

Dairy consumption guidelines 'should be revised'
Apart from milk, dairy foods likely protect against premature death from all causes and from cerebrovascular causes, according to newly presented research. (Medical News Today)

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)

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