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    1. This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the ge

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    2. 5 Warning Signs of Stroke

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says. " 'Sudden' and 'severe' are key words, but if in doubt, do n

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    3. Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While Americans suffered fewer strokes overall from 2000 to 2010, stroke rates climbed substantially among younger adults and blacks, a new study found. Hospitalizations for strokes caused by artery blockages dropped 1

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    4. Doctors May Order Too Many Neck Artery Scans

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that many heart patients are scanned for potential blockages in their carotid arteries for uncertain or inappropriate reasons. The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, deliver blood

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    5. Obesity and the Pill May Raise Risk of Rare Stroke

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who take oral contraceptives may have a higher risk for a rare type of stroke, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found that obese women on birth control pills were nearly 30 times more likely to develo

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    6. Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Husbands and wives who feel the strain of caring for a sick or disabled spouse are at a higher risk of stroke than those who do not have to care for their significant other, a new study suggests. Spouse caregivers who sa

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    7. Daylight Saving Time Tied to Spike in Stroke Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people's risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints. Looking at a decade's worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that the

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    8. Stroke Survivors May Develop Seizures

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seizures are common in the years following a stroke, a new study found, with nearly one in six survivors requiring hospital care after a seizure. Researchers noted that the seizure rate following stroke was more than dou

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    9. Home Post-Stroke Caregiving Tops $11K a Year

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The time spent caring for an older stroke survivor in the home totals about 22 hours a week, or more than $11,000 a year, a new study finds. Paying bills, shopping and traveling to and from doctor's visits adds up, say rese

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    10. Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Stave Off Stroke

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly exercise and get a full night's sleep may have a relatively lower risk of suffering a stroke, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among almost 300,000 U.S. adults, those who routinely slept s

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