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Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 17:44 GMT

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Health News - Stroke

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)

Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests
Scientists have restored some brain function in pigs' brains 4 hours after the mammals have died. The findings open new avenues for researching the brain. (Medical News Today)

Low levels of 'bad cholesterol' may actually increase stroke risk
Recent findings suggest that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — or 'bad cholesterol' — have a heightened bleeding stroke risk. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between diabetes and stroke?
People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke than those without it. This article looks at the link between diabetes and stroke, risk factors, and ways of preventing a stroke. (Medical News Today)

'Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk'
A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision
Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments. (Medical News Today)

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)

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