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Health News - Stroke

Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?
New findings suggest that having a stroke can disturb the gut's bacterial balance for the long term, which could prevent the brain from healing. (Medical News Today)

Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival
New research further strengthens the theory that excessive body fat may have a protective effect and improve survival after a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la hipertensión
La hipertensión puede derivar en una cardiopatía, un ACV y muerte, lo que la convierte en la mayor preocupación a nivel global. Muchos factores de riesgo pueden aumentar las oportunidades de que alguien la desarrolle, pero ¿puede evitarse?. Descubra las causas, síntomas, tipos y cómo prevenirla. (Medical News Today)

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after menopause
A large, long-term study of postmenopausal women has linked higher consumption of diet drinks to a raised risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. (Medical News Today)

Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke
After having a flu-like illness, the risk of experiencing a stroke is considerably higher, according to two new studies due to be presented next week. (Medical News Today)

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)

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