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. […]

Stroke Patients Move Robotic Arms Using Their Minds

Stroke Patients Move Robotic Arms Using Their Minds

Being paralyzed can be quite a frustrating experience for stroke victims as well as quadriplegics. Not being able to use their arms can be quite depressing, making people feel helpless. But a recent study may indicate that it is possible for paralyzed patients to someday control the use of robotic arms just by mere thought. […]

US Navy Sonar Tech Used To Detect Stroke

US Navy Sonar Tech Used To Detect Stroke

Submarines have used sonar technology in order to “see” and detect or target objects underwater. It seems that the same technology can also be used to help detect and target stroke in the human brain. Retired sonar experts from the US Navy are helping to develop portable device using the said technology in order to […]

Liver Disease Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

Liver Disease Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

Researchers from the St. Michael’s Hospital and the London Health Sciences Center revealed that people who have fatty liver disease may be three times more at risk of suffering from a stroke as compared to those who do not have fatty liver. The study involved looking into non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is the accumulation […]