Stroke news, articles and information:
|12/1/2016 - As if suffering from excruciating migraines on a regular basis wasn't bad enough, it is now emerging that women who suffer from migraines are at a significantly higher risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack later in life than those who do not experience these debilitating headaches.
|9/8/2016 - Pharmaceutical giant Merck announced on September 2 that it is abandoning plans for a new osteoporosis drug known as odanacatib, after the latest phase of safety trials showed that the drug significantly raised patients' risk of stroke. The findings of that trial will be presented at the conference...|
|6/28/2016 - Women who suffer from migraines may be more likely to die from heart attacks and strokes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Public Health at Charite-Universitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, and published in the journal The BMJ.
"Migraine should be considered a marker...|
|6/13/2016 - Older people who suffer from migraine headaches could be more likely to suffer a silent brain injury, according to recent research that has been published in the American Heart Association's journal, Stroke.
In the new study, people who have a history of migraines were at double the risk of ischemic...|
|4/4/2016 - Many drugs pushed out by Big Pharma are equivalent to rat poison, but only a handful can actually claim to be rat poison. Meet warfarin: a widely used blood thinner which, prior to being used to treat a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, was used as rat poison.
|3/31/2016 - While the side effects of cocaine and crack have been known for a long time, according to the Daily Mail, a recent study by scientists at the University of Maryland suggests that adults actually increase their risk of a stroke every single time they use cocaine.
The study looked at younger victims...|
|5/5/2015 - Heart attack, cancer and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. While it is impossible to avoid risk factors such as age, sex and family history, there is plenty we can do to protect our bodies against these life-threatening diseases.
Science has shown that eating more fresh, plant-based...|
|3/29/2015 - Stroke is a leading cause of death throughout the world, and it is responsible for the most deaths in China. Prevention before a first stroke occurs -- often called primary prevention -- is of the utmost in importance, because most strokes -- about 77 percent -- can be termed as being first-time events....|
|9/25/2014 - Strokes, which occur when there's an interruption in blood flow, are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Siteman Cancer Center.
More than 600,000 strokes plague Americans each year, taking the lives of more than 150,000 people,...|
|7/3/2014 - Every year in the US, more than 800,000 people suffer the devastating effects of a stroke, and 150,000 will die as a consequence of the fourth-leading cause of mortality. The sad part of this story is that many of these deaths are preventable by altering lifestyle habits and adhering to a diet that...|
|6/10/2014 - Dr. Cameron Rink points to a picture of a brain that is currently undergoing a stroke, noting in particular the dark, feathery arteries that branch out across grayish brain tissue. Some of that tissue has faded to black around the vessels which are obstructed, and they very much resemble a city block...|
|5/31/2014 - Nutrition researchers have written volumes over the past decade to clearly demonstrate how foods eaten in their natural and unprocessed states, combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can significantly cut the risk of virtually all chronic diseases that lead millions of unsuspecting people to early...|
|5/24/2014 - A diet high in fruits and vegetables may cut the risk of stroke by nearly one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Qingdao Municipal Hospital and the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, and published in the journal Stroke.
"Improving diet and lifestyle...|
|5/13/2014 - A variety of vitamin E may prevent brain damage caused by stroke and may even be able to prevent strokes from occurring in the first place, two new studies have indicated.
Animal studies by researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that, if the blood vessels surrounding...|
|5/2/2014 - In the US alone, 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year, with over 140,000 dying in the process, making it the third-leading killer after heart disease and cancer. Stroke is also the top cause of serious long-term disability in the country. For those who do survive, what dietary measures can be taken...|
|4/27/2014 - It's no secret that eating a variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables offer an array of health benefits from improving mood to lowering cholesterol. Many of them also have the ability to reduce the risk of stroke due to compounds that improve blood flow.
However, newer studies have surfaced...|
|3/2/2014 - New research by scientists in the United Kingdom has found that iron deficiency increases your chance of suffering a stroke by making the blood stickier.
In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the Imperial College London acknowledged previous research which indicated that...|
|3/1/2014 - The benefits of vitamin C on the immune system have been well documented for a number of years. Vitamin C is crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections - both bacterial and viral. Recent research has discovered another advantage to ensuring that levels of vitamin...|
|3/1/2014 - When research scientist Yu-Ching Cheng, Ph.D., from the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center set out to study the factors contributing to stroke risk in young adults, he came across some very aggressive statistics.
Cocaine is more aggressive than thought, increasing risk of stroke six to seven...|
|2/24/2014 - Vitamin C is a necessary daily supplement for a number of reasons, but new data suggest that it can also cut your chances of suffering a stroke.
A new study that is set to be presented to a conference of experts later in the year indicates that eating foods rich in vitamin C -- oranges, strawberries,...|
|2/21/2014 12:09:42 PM - Studies have shown that women are more at risk of suffering a stroke than men, and for the first time, women and their physicians are now armed with evidence-based guidelines on how best to reduce those risks.
"The take-home here is really about starting prevention earlier," Dr. Cheryl Bushnell,...|
|2/21/2014 - A new study finds that dying from a stroke could be linked to meteorological conditions at the time of affliction.
Scientists presented their findings at the American Stroke Association's recent International Stroke Conference, which was held in San Diego Feb. 12-14. There, researchers said data...|
|2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement:
I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...|
|1/2/2014 - Each year, over 15 million people worldwide suffer from a stroke. As the second-leading cause of disability and death in people over the age of 60, stroke is devastatingly common. Fortunately, a familiar nutrient can drastically reduce the odds of it occurring. Research published in the American Journal...|
|10/25/2013 - Attacked at every angle, today's healthy human experience is burdened, ever so silently, by a host of toxins and chemicals. With nutrient-void genetically modified food filling grocery shelves, vast amounts of pesticide chemicals running off into groundwater and heavy metal pollution billowing into...|
|9/29/2013 - Sauced, stuffed, deep-fried, or au natural - tomatoes are a key part of many people's diets. Now, new research suggests that eating this juicy fruit and its products could lower the risk of stroke in men, making it much more than a delicious ingredient.
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland...|
|9/20/2013 6:09:49 PM - Chinese researchers have uncovered even more convincing evidence to suggest that full-spectrum B vitamins are capable of reducing stroke risk. Published in the journal Neurology, the findings of this new meta-analysis out of Zhengzhou University reveal that supplementing with vitamin B can help naturally...|
|9/6/2013 - In a manner similar to other vascular afflictions, the risk of succumbing to a potentially fatal or disabling stroke is largely dependent on lifestyle factors, most notably, diet. Vascular dysfunction, which sets the stage for a stroke later in life, slowly builds over the course of several decades;...|
|9/1/2013 - The scientific community has released yet more good news about the health benefits of chocolate - moderate consumption may reduce the risk of stroke in men. Earlier studies have shown this delectable food reduces the risk of stroke in women, as well as enhances the health of the heart and brain in both...|
|8/14/2013 - As we age, our risk factor increases for a number of medical afflictions, ailments and conditions. One of those is stroke.
The good news is there are ways to substantially mitigate your risk for stroke, which by the way, affects some 795,000 Americans per year, killing 140,000 of them to make stroke...|
|7/31/2013 - Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure...|
|7/22/2013 - It may not be the recommendation that is suitable to a dietician but chances are good the average person will like it: new research suggests that chocolate may act as a sort of "defense shield" against stroke.
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden followed more than 37,000 Swedish men;...|
|7/14/2013 - Vascular injury, especially the type inflicted as a result of a stroke, can have a devastating effect on the quality of a person's life and place them at significantly increased risk of death. Similar to other chronic illnesses, stroke risk can be modified by making small changes to diet, physical activity...|
|7/12/2013 - Taking pharmaceutical drugs with added caffeine could raise your risk of suffering a stroke, but not necessarily because of the caffeine. A new study out of South Korea recently found that people who take over-the-counter pain pills and other medications with added caffeine are up to three times more...|
|6/10/2013 - Stroke is a devastating medical event that debilitates more than 800,000 Americans each year and kills nearly 150,000. Along with cardiovascular disease, many people continue to think that vascular diseases are a normal part of the aging process and take the statistics and mortality figures in stride....|
|6/7/2013 - Growing up, your mother implored you to "eat your fruits and vegetables." You likely grew up with those same values because the both of you always know that fruits and vegetables are good for you.
Through better, more comprehensive research, we are beginning to learn more and more about just how...|
|6/6/2013 - It doesn't matter whether it's sugary or diet: High consumption of carbonated soft drinks significantly increases your risk of stroke, research shows.
Although many studies have shown that a high consumption of sugary soft drinks increases the risk of everything from diabetes and gout to obesity...|
|4/3/2013 - Incidence of stroke in the U.S. and western cultures continues to grow at a staggering rate as it takes the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans each year, making this debilitating illness the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Closely aligned with heart disease and other vascular disorders, stroke...|
|2/27/2013 - A gut infection that is increasingly rare in wealthier countries actually reduces the risk of strokes and some cancers, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University (NYU) and published in the journal Gut.
"The significance of this study is that this is a prospective cohort...|
|2/25/2013 - Research that late last year identified an increased prevalence of stokes among younger populations has failed to properly identify and investigate all potential causes of this dire phenomenon. Since they have increasingly become associated with a range of other medical conditions in recent years, vaccines...|
|1/17/2013 - Physical inactivity continues to be a significant underlying cause of chronic illness and early death in the U.S., as sedentary Americans succumb to the utilitarian comforts of modern technology. Lack of exercise, coupled with a largely processed food diet leads to potentially deadly diseases including...|
|11/6/2012 - Eating plenty of oily fish, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other life-giving nutrients, several times a week can significantly reduce people's risk of having a stroke or developing other cerebrovascular diseases. These are the findings of a new study out of England, which reinforces the plethora...|
|11/5/2012 - New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) suggests drinking sodas and other sugary beverages may significantly increase stroke risk, particularly among women. The study out of Japan found that, compared to women who drink virtually no sugary beverages, women who drink...|
|10/26/2012 - When 61-year-old Colin Farmer, a blind, retired architect and stroke victim from the British town of Lancashire, was forced to the ground recently while walking to meet his friends for dinner, he thought he was being murdered. But in reality, Farmer was actually suffering reckless abuse at the hands...|
|10/23/2012 - If you take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat depression symptoms, you could be significantly upping your risk of suffering a rare form of stroke. These are the findings of a new study recently published in the journal Neurology, which found that people who take antidepressant...|
|10/22/2012 - An increasing number of younger people are experiencing strokes these days, according to a new study published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). And while the overall stroke incidence rate has somewhat declined among all age groups based on the figures, the average age of stroke...|
|10/17/2012 - Stroke continues to rank as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., permanently disabling and needlessly taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults every year. Recent studies have demonstrated that the risk of stroke can be lowered by following simple lifestyle changes including regular...|
|10/11/2012 - According to Finnish researchers, a diet rich in carotenoids such as lycopene and beta-carotene may significantly lower the risk of stroke for men. Higher concentrations of carotenoids in the blood were associated with as much as a 55-59 percent decrease in the likelihood of having a stroke during the...|
|10/2/2012 - Research findings just announced at the Canadian Stroke Congress provide hopeful news for stroke victims. A treatment has been documented that can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50 percent -- all within about six months after a person suffers a stroke. The therapy...|
|9/22/2012 - A wealth of scientific evidence continues to demonstrate the powerful health benefits of consuming a wide variety of polyphenols from natural foods. In past studies, resveratrol, curcumin and grape seed extract have been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia as...|
|9/12/2012 - Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent of US adults...|
|8/28/2012 - A rapidly growing number of health-minded individuals understand that vascular disorders including stroke and heart are largely the result of preventable lifestyle practices that combine to dramatically increase risk of disease. Most people know that a natural diet of healthy, fresh greens, nuts and...|
|8/14/2012 - Very few dietary topics spark more controversy than consumption of red meat and risk of diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease and diabetes. Most nutrition scientists indicate a high protein diet is essential to promote vibrant health, aid in weight management and lower the risk from metabolic...|
|7/8/2012 - When the dog days of summer arrive, it's important to protect not only against sunburn, but heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Overexposure to the sun and excessive heat causes loss of fluids leading to dehydration, low electrolytes and an increase in body temperature. This is caused not only by high...|
|6/13/2012 - Heart disease and stroke continues to rank as the leading, preventable cause of death in most Western societies, killing three-quarters of a million people combined. Any natural compound that can significantly lower the death rate from vascular diseases should be embraced by natural health advocates...|
|6/5/2012 - The risk of thrombosis, commonly known as a blood clot, can represent a significant threat to overall health and quality of life. Clots that form and become unstable can break away, blocking blood flow to the brain or the heart muscle. The result can be a fatal heart attack, stroke or debilitating paralysis...|
|6/1/2012 2:17:34 PM - Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or older, often the result of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle...|
|5/12/2012 - Americans drink more than 216 liters of carbonated soft drinks each year, a number that continues to increase at an alarming rate. Many people use low-calorie diet soda in a futile effort to lose weight, yet find that these drinks have the opposite effect leading them to be overweight or obese. The...|
|3/27/2012 - Before anyone jumps on the latest mainstream media bandwagon and begins taking daily aspirin to prevent cancer, there are several strong reasons to hesitate. To begin with, the study which produced the media storm was flawed and the claimed benefits are highly questionable.
The new aspirin study...|
|3/3/2012 - Oranges are not only sweet and delicious but also they are very healthy. Latest research, which will be published in the April issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, provides another reason to eat oranges and citrus fruits on a regular basis. While past research showed that oranges...|
|3/2/2012 1:06:01 PM - A study recently carried out at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that a compound found in citrus fruit can help lower the risk of ischemic stroke. The research showed that women who consumed high amounts...|
|2/29/2012 - Medical science tells us that when someone suffers a stroke, seconds literally count. The longer the afflicted person goes without treatment, the more brain damage that can occur. In fact, stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 795,000 people a year, 600,000...|
|2/22/2012 4:09:10 PM - Health related to heart disease continues to be at the forefront of women's issues, and some studies reveal that prevention is a measure that is not necessarily guided by the pharmaceutical industry, but rather by what can be found in the fridge.
An expansive Swedish survey that was coordinated among...|
|2/9/2012 - Heart disease and stroke will account for more than a third of all deaths annually, a number that continues to rise as dietary and lifestyle factors that contribute to these illnesses are made worse through a never ending barrage of advertising and marketing sleight of hand. Research published in the...|
|12/31/2011 - For years we've been told to lower our salt intake for our health. Individuals at risk for heart attack are especially admonished to drop their salt intake as low as possible. As it turns out, this seemingly harmless recommendation is actually putting us at a higher risk for conditions like heart disease...|
|12/14/2011 6:08:52 PM - Eating lots of fruits and vegetables helps lower the risk of developing a stroke, a new study shows. The new report comes from a team of scientists at the the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and was published in the "Stroke" journal of the American Heart Association.
Fruits and vegetables help elevate...|
|11/17/2011 - Researchers reporting in the journal Neurology have found that elevated blood pressure as we age contributes to stroke risk and memory loss associated with cognitive decline. Stroke is the fourth leading killer of adults in the US, and loss of cognitive abilities leading to dementia ranks in the Top...|
|11/7/2011 - Everybody likes chocolate, a fact supported by the annual increase in consumption documented by chocolate manufacturers around the globe. This may be good news for many chocolate consumers, but caution is advised to carefully monitor the quantity consumed and the cocoa content of the product purchased....|
|10/26/2011 - Swedish researchers have contributed the latest glad tidings to a growing number of studies indicating chocolate is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, scientists found that women, who ate the most chocolate,...|
|10/23/2011 - Strokes can occur at any age but three-quarters strike those over the age of 65. Many people are always on the hunt for the superfood that will protect them from degenerative diseases, and few are as scary as the aftermath of a stroke. If you survive, you are usually left with debilitating health consequences...|
|9/27/2011 10:30:55 AM - A new study coming from the Netherlands and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that consuming large quantities of white pulp fruits and vegetables can significantly lower the risk of stroke.
Over the years, numerous studies linking high fruit and vegetable consumption...|
|9/26/2011 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, affecting nearly one million people and taking the lives of 150,000 each year. Researchers publishing in the American Heart Association journal Stroke have found that increased consumption of white fleshy vegetables and fruits such as apples and...|
|9/21/2011 - A new study gives some credence to the old adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" -- at least concerning strokes. In a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, Dutch researchers found that eating apples, pears and other white-fleshed fruits and vegetables might lessen...|
|9/19/2011 - It is common sense that eating a healthy diet should help prevent disease. But Big Pharma must surely have superior elixirs, pills, potions and shots when it comes to serious prevention of the big killer diseases like stroke, right?
If the drug companies have a prescription drug, without any side...|
|9/15/2011 - Several recently published articles highlight the critical importance of Omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal Stroke demonstrate that the active DHA Omega-3 fat component helps brain cells to better withstand the stress load placed on...|
|8/23/2011 - We have known for a while that increasingly, children are having strokes, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In a study of over 200 children who had suffered a stroke, nearly 80 per cent were found to have abnormalities in the brain's arteries. These abnormalities...|
|8/12/2011 - Recent studies have determined that higher potassium levels lower stroke risks. But this isn't all what potassium is about. It's not an often mentioned mineral. But potassium deficiencies can kill you. That's why it's important to ensure adequate potassium intake.
Strokes and Blood Pressure
|7/13/2011 - A new study suggests consuming large quantities of olive oil through heavy use in cooking and dressings may significantly reduce your stroke risk. Investigators in France discovered that older adults who used olive oil extensively had a 41% lower stroke probability than those who did not use it at all:...|
|7/10/2011 - Critical research released in the industry publication journal Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology provides evidence that regular consumption of olive oil can help lower the risk of stroke. The study examined individuals over the age of 65 that are most vulnerable to the devastating effects...|
|6/28/2011 - Another new study has confirmed what we've known for quite some time - that olive oil contributes to better health.
According to researchers who followed about 7,000 people aged 65 and older in three French cities for five years, olive oil can help greatly reduce the incidence of stroke.
|3/25/2011 - Stroke is a highly recognizable and tragic part of our health psyche today. With good reason prevention is seen as being key. Medical science has pointed a decisive finger at controlling cholesterol levels as one of the ways to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke. Recent research has shown, however,...|
|3/14/2011 - Recently, every major media outlet reported on the "Northern Manhattan Study" which linked diet soda to strokes and vascular disorders. This study consisted of 2,564 individuals over the age of 40 who were followed for ten years. The results of the study showed that those who drank diet soda daily increased...|
|3/11/2011 - You may be one of the millions of people worldwide who are taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol level and lulled into the false impression that reducing cholesterol will reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The fact is that no study has ever shown statin drugs prevent heart disease. Several...|
|3/7/2011 - Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America each year with 700,000 people suffering needlessly from this debilitating illness. Stroke attacks with virtually no warning and can leave its victims unable to walk or perform the simplest task. Stroke risk increases with age, number of years consuming...|
|2/17/2011 - According to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011 recently held in Los Angeles, drinking diet sodas could dramatically raise your risk of having a vascular event, mainly a stroke.
Specifically, in the large, multi-ethnic Northern Manhattan Study...|
|1/4/2011 - Slowly rising blood pressure as we age places millions of Americans at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Medical practitioners and Big Pharma think the answer is to prescribe a host of different pharmaceuticals until a magical number is achieved artificially. Research has rapidly emerged to...|
|12/16/2010 - Stroke is a debilitating and often deadly condition that strikes more than 800,000 people each year and ranks as the third leading cause of death. A stroke is caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain from either a clot or blood vessel constriction. The condition is largely the result of poor...|
|11/9/2010 - A new study published in the journal Translational Stroke Research has determined that potent, anti-inflammatory compounds in fish oil and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids help to limit or prevent brain damage following a stroke. The Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) present in fish oil provides protection...|
|9/20/2010 - Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that can prevent major diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer. Because vitamin C cannot be manufactured in the human body, intake from foods or supplements is necessary. Vitamin C is easily sourced in citrus fruits, as well as cherries...|
|9/14/2010 - Researchers from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, have discovered a unique new way to help paralyzed stroke victims regain function. A simple dose of magnetic stimulation applied to the brain hemisphere affected by the stroke can significantly help improve motor function.
Published in the European...|
|8/18/2010 - A new study out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has found that at least 25 percent of stroke victims stop taking their prevention medications after having a stroke. Some experts say that this is unwise because the chances of having another stroke within three months after a first stroke...|
|8/12/2010 - A large new study from France, published in an American Heart Association journal last spring, shows that bioidentical hormones do not raise the risk of stroke in menopausal women. While it has been well established over the past decade that menopausal women who use synthetic hormone replacement therapy...|
|4/26/2010 - A large, long-term study just reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke has great news for women. Once again, a non-drug approach to avoiding one of the country's top killers has been shown to be a powerful "prescription". Harvard researchers found that women can dramatically slash their...|
|4/14/2010 - Taking antidepressants may significantly increase the risk of stroke in post-menopausal women, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Bridget O'Connell of Mind, who was not involved in the study,...|
|3/2/2010 - Stroke takes an enormous toll on health. In fact, it's the third leading cause of death in the US, according to the American Stroke Association. So imagine how much money Big Pharma could rake in if drug manufacturers came up with a medication that not only reduced the risk of having a stroke but slashed...|
|1/22/2010 - A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly blocked by a blood clot or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, driving blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells, or neurons. The result can be brain damage that leaves stroke survivors with disabilities ranging from one-sided...|
|12/31/2009 - As NaturalNews previously reported (http://www.naturalnews.com/027054_drugs_antidepressants_health.html), the U.S. is a nation on mind altering antidepressant drugs. An astounding number of Americans, some 27 million, are now taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft...|
|12/3/2009 - Transcendental Meditation (TM) first became well-known in the U.S. during the 1960s when the Beatles showed interest in studying the stress-reducing technique. But meditation hasn't gone the way of love beads and flower power since then. In fact, various techniques, including TM, have received serious...|
|10/16/2009 - If you have severe dizziness and especially if you have hypertension or high cholesterol, it's important to be checked out to see if you are having a stroke. A trip to the emergency room for those kinds of symptoms usually involves a costly, high tech MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). But a new study...|
|8/21/2009 - No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall in the journal Health Affairs, medical...|
|7/20/2009 - No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall in the journal Health Affairs, medical...|
|4/2/2009 - Ginkgo biloba extract may reduce the brain damage and neurobehavioral dysfunction from a stroke by 50 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Institutions and published in the journal Stroke.
"Our results suggest that some element or elements in ginkgo actually protect...|
|3/28/2009 - For at least 600 years, the Chinese practice of tai chi has been used as a form of martial arts exercise that integrates body, mind and spirit. According to the philosophy behind the practice, the slow, fluid postures of tai chi focus concentration while gently working muscles. The result, tai chi practitioners...|
|2/27/2009 - It's a pleasant surprise when something questionable turns out to be full of health benefits. First chocolate was found to prevent heart disease. Then red wine was shown to increase overall longevity. Now the spotlight is on coffee. Newly released studies reveal that coffee drinking lowers risk of stroke,...|
|2/27/2009 - Antipsychotic drugs are significantly more dangerous than researchers had previously thought, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and published in the British Medical Journal.
Antipsychotic drugs come in two classes: an older variety...|
|1/14/2009 - A higher intake of folate reduces the risk of stroke in male smokers by 20 percent, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the Karolinska Institutet and the Finnish National Public Health Institute, and published in the...|
|1/5/2009 - Higher intake of the omega-3 essential fatty acid known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can decrease a person's risk of suffering a second stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from Toyama University Hospital in Japan and published in the journal Stroke.
Researchers studied 18,645...|
|12/16/2008 - The death rates for heart disease and stroke among U.S. citizens has dropped 30 percent between 1999 and 2006, reports the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers are hailing the report as a major success in the effectiveness of conventional medicine. "It's one of the most remarkable...|
|9/25/2008 - From previous studies, it had already been shown that living a healthy lifestyle contributes to lower risks of contracting various serious illnesses, such as coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. But little had been proven about the link between healthy living and one's risk of getting a stroke.
|8/6/2008 - Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School and published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
Researchers followed 1,739 people for five years, assessing...|
|5/8/2008 - Researchers say regular music sessions, whether classical, jazz or pop, create a pronounced acceleration in the recovery effect from patients suffering debilitating strokes.
Studies by neuroscientist Teppo Sarkamo at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Helsinki University...|
|2/22/2008 - A recent study of nearly 1500 Belgian women aged 35 to 55 found that those women taking oral
contraceptives (birth control pills) had a nearly 30 percent increased chance of forming dangerous
plaque in their arteries. Synthetic forms of estrogen are used in oral contraceptives and hormone
|12/14/2007 - On November 29, 2007 the FDA made a rather surprising, almost honest announcement. It said that it could not protect Americans from the dangers of drugs. A 56-page report by its Subcommittee on Science and Technology stated the FDA "suffers from serious scientific deficiencies and is not positioned...|
|9/13/2007 - A nested, case-controled, study conducted by the Women's Health Initiative found that biomarkers could not accurately predict the occurrence of stroke in women undergoing hormone therapy. The study concluded that the 20 chosen biomarkers could not predict stroke, but could help in determining the mechanism...|
|1/31/2007 - Cold remedies that contain the drug phenylpropanolamine (PPA) can increase the risk of having a hemorrhagic stroke, especially among women, according to South Korean researchers.
PPA, formerly used as a nasal decongestant for over-the-counter cough and cold medicines and also used as an appetite...|
|11/27/2006 - Experts have long recommended folic acid for pregnant women or women who may become pregnant, but a new study by researchers at the Wolfson Institute for Preventive Medicine in London and the Barts & The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry has confirmed the B vitamin also reduces people's...|
|11/13/2006 - Stroke studies where the results are positive or neutral are more likely to get published than studies with negative results, according to an analysis of 45 years worth of studies published in the September 26, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
|10/25/2006 - Britain's Commission on Human Medicines is warning UK doctors that daily high doses of common painkillers such as ibuprofen may increase patients' risk of stroke and heart attack.
The British Medical Journal published research in June warning that prescription-strength daily doses of the painkillers...|
|10/16/2006 - Drinking a couple of glasses of red wine every day may help protect the brain from stroke damage, according to new research by scientists from Johns Hopkins University.
The researchers -- led by Dr. Sylvain Dore -- fed mice a moderate amount of a compound found in red grape skins and seeds, then...|
|9/8/2006 - Women who are non-smokers, exercise regularly, have a healthy diet, including moderate alcohol consumption, and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle may have a reduced risk of stroke, according to a report in the July 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
|9/1/2006 - Using powerful magnetic fields to slow activity on the undamaged side of the brain after a stroke may improve patients' motor function, a small study has found.
The technique, called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), had beneficial effects lasting at least two weeks, according...|
|8/25/2006 - Encouraging people to consume more than five portions of fruit and vegetables a day should result in a major reduction in stroke, according to a meta-analysis in this week's issue of The Lancet.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death...|
|7/27/2006 - Higher levels of calcium in the blood are associated with less severe stroke and better outcome, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif., April 1 – 8, 2006.
Calcium and magnesium are intricately involved in the pathways...|
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|7/22/2004 - Stroke patients have long been told to take a daily aspirin to "thin their blood" and help prevent strokes. But new research conducted by Northwestern Memorial Hospital has found that aspirin doesn't work for half the intended patients. No surprise there: if people want to prevent strokes, what they...|
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