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A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency, and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, th

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What is a left atrial enlargement?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment.

Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

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.

Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Following preliminary clinical trials, a new anti-stroke drug shows promise for improved treatment, rendering patients less prone to adverse effects.

Stroke risk may depend on your height as a child

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from Denmark suggests that individuals who did not reach average height as children may be more exposed to stroke as adults.

Which women are most at risk of stroke?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

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.

Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment.

The 10 best apps for stroke survivors

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

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.

Stroke: Can the brain 'rewire' itself to aid recovery?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

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.

Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals.

This diet may slow cognitive decline after stroke

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The risk of developing dementia doubles after having a stroke. Find out which diet can potentially stave off cognitive decline, according to new research.

Stroke: This herbal extract could improve brain function

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Those who have experienced ischemic stroke may benefit from taking a combination of ginkgo biloba extract and aspirin, a new study suggests.

Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Eating 40 grams of cheese every day could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new observational study.

Why is my tongue tingling?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PDT

We look at a range of causes for a tingling tongue, including dental injuries, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and allergies. Learn more.

Squirrels and stroke treatment: What's the connection?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The process by which the brains of ground squirrels are protected against low oxygen during hibernation could lead to a new treatment for ischemic stroke.

Do you have high blood pressure? You might, based on new guidelines

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Almost half of adults in the United States are now classified as hypertensive, following a change to the guidelines for high blood pressure.

Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

People who experience migraine with aura - but not migraine without aura - could face a 27 percent greater risk of stroke, a new study finds.

Scientists probe link between stroke and cancer

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research that finds that higher rates of cancer, especially advanced cancer, are diagnosed in stroke survivors than the general population.

How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.

Methamphetamine use linked to heightened stroke risk in the young

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The stimulant methamphetamine, also popularly known as 'speed,' 'ice' and 'meth,' is linked to a heightened risk of stroke among young people, reveals a review of the available evidence, published...

Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Respiratory depression is when a person's breathing rate and depth is especially low. This can cause potentially life-threatening complications.

First aid for stroke: What do you do?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

When someone suffers a stroke, it can be very distressing. Knowing what to do can make all the difference to preserving the persons health.

Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke.

Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits...

What is paresthesia? Causes and symptoms

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Paresthesia is a condition characterized by a burning sensation in the extremities. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention.

Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year...