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  1. Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Some

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests. The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of strok

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  2. Sleep Amount May Up Stroke Risk for Some

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests. Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. resident

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  3. Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows. Researchers analyzed data from more than 220,000 people in Swe

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  4. Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eig

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  5. Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prev

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  6. Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests. People who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet were less likely to suffer an ischemic stroke -- caused by a blood clot -- c

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  7. Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests. Researchers followed nearly 3,700 ischemic stroke survivors who were started out cancer

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  8. Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After a stroke, driving skills may be impaired, two new studies suggest. The small studies found that drivers who survived a recent stroke were more likely than other drivers to make serious driving errors. Stroke sur

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  9. FDA Approves Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new technology designed to reduce stroke risk in certain patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Monday. The ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection System (TNS) is the first

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  10. Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests. People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compa

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