Stroke

What’s behind the heartbreaking risk of anti-inflammatory drugs

What’s behind the heartbreaking risk of anti-inflammatory drugs?

Researchers have known for more than a decade that the risk of heart disease and stroke increases when people take pain relievers like ibuprofen...
Common pregnancy complication could increase women’s stroke risk

Common pregnancy complication could increase women’s stroke risk

Women with preeclampsia, a common complication of pregnancy, face a heightened risk of stroke during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections,...
4 tips to prevent stroke

4 simple tips to prevent stroke

In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Strokes – 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks...
Does being overweight offer better survival after a stroke?

Does being overweight offer better survival after a stroke?

Despite the fact that obesity increases both the risk for stroke and death, a recent study has found that people who are overweight or...
Predicting heart attack, stroke risk just got easier

Predicting heart attack, stroke risk just got easier

A team of researchers led by cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new online tool to more accurately predict who among those...
Common drugs for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to stroke

Common drugs for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to stroke

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Aberdeen show that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to...
Combining blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may reduce stroke risk

Combining blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may reduce stroke risk

In a recent study, researchers show that combining drugs that lowers blood pressure with medication that lowers cholesterol could reduce first-time strokes by 44%. Stroke...
People develop dementia later than before

People develop dementia later than before

The diagnosis is one that a family never wants to hear: Your father has Alzheimer's disease. Your mother has stroke-related dementia. In a recently released...
Scientists discover a potential way to treat common dementia and stroke

Scientists discover a potential way to treat common dementia and stroke

Scientists have uncovered a potential approach to treat one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke in older people. Studies with rats found the...
Stroke patients can boost brain activity at home

Stroke patients can boost brain activity at home

In a new study, researchers from University of South Australia have adopted a new method to help stroke victims recover greater use of their...