Think F.A.S.T To Recognize Stroke Signs

Think F.A.S.T To Recognize Stroke Signs

Stroke is a disease that has become a major cause of death and disability among people all around the world. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and essential nutrients to the brain is suddenly blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, the brain tissues cannot get the oxygen it needs […]

Stroke Versus Heart Attack

Stroke Versus Heart Attack

Certain health conditions can have similar symptoms. In the case of a stroke and heart attack, people can easily mistake one from the other. Getting an early diagnosis correct can be the difference between survival or death. It is important that people know how to distinguish what a stroke is from a heart attack. Here […]

Novel Therapy May Help Sepsis and Stroke Outcomes

Novel Therapy May Help Sepsis and Stroke Outcomes

Inflammation is a prolonged response of the body to injury. It aims to aid the body to heal. But in some cases, inflammation can get out of control and cause further damage. This is true for people who experience threatening life events such as sepsis and stroke. Preventing post-stroke inflammation may be vital to one’s […]

Stroke Risk Factors To Consider

Stroke Risk Factors To Consider

Stroke has become one of the leading causes of death among people living in developed countries. Credit this to increased stress and a more hectic lifestyle being followed as the new norm. Stroke may also be preventable in most cases since there are several risk factors that people may be able to control. Here are […]

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New Stroke Drug Found To Slow Brain Damage and Promote Repair

Stroke is considered as the second leading cause of death around the world. It is characterized by a blockage of blood flow in the brain that leads to the irreversible damage of brain cells. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK have discovered that a drug that is already approved to treat other […]

Too Much Sleep May Increase Stroke Risk

Too Much Sleep May Increase Stroke Risk

People are aware of the consequences of too little sleep. Many studies have shown that lack of sleep in the long term can lead to memory and concentration problems. It can also increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease as well as obesity. But a new study indicates that too much sleep can be just […]

What You Should Know About Stroke

What You Should Know About Stroke

A stroke can happen when there is an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Blood carries the oxygen into the brain, which the brain cells need in order to function. Without oxygen, the cells fail to function and can cause lasting damage to the brain. There are two types of major stroke- the ischemic […]

New Research Suggests Link Between Anxiety and Stroke Risk

New Research Suggests Link Between Anxiety and Stroke Risk

Does feeling anxious often put you at more risk of having a stroke? New research seems to be saying so. According to researchers of a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health, the greater your anxiety level, the more at risk you will be of […]

Vitamin B Intake Lowers A Person's Stroke Risk

Vitamin B Intake Lowers A Person’s Stroke Risk

There is a study that suggests taking vitamin B supplements may help lower your stroke risk. The researchers from Zhengzhou University in China conducted an analysis of data from 14 randomized clinical trials. The data analyzed covered a total of 54,913 participants all in all. The researchers analyzed the effects of vitamin B compared to […]

Common Stroke Risk Factors

Common Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke is a condition that affects a lot of people today. It is considered as the number four killer in the US. According to statistics, around 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke annually, with a majority of them first attacks. Many factors can contribute to a stroke, with most of them attributed to a person’s lifestyle. […]