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  1. Rare Form of Stroke Affects Young People

    Feb. 3, 2011 -- The American Heart Association says in a new scientific statement that a rare and often underreported form of stroke involving the veins and not the arteries is more common than previously thought. The AHA says the statement is its first on diagnosing and managing cerebral venous thr

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  2. Stroke History of Moms Predicts Risk for Daughters

    Feb. 1, 2011 -- The daughters of women who suffer strokes may be at increased risk of having a heart attack and also at increased risk of stroke, new research indicates. British researchers say it appears that inheriting vascular disease, specifically coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular dise

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  3. Study: African-Americans Live Longer After Stroke

    Jan. 31, 2011 -- New research suggests that African-Americans have a better survival rate than whites after hospitalization for stroke, but the study raises more questions than it answers about the impact of treatment decisions on outcomes and the meaning of stroke mortality statistics, investigator

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  4. Traffic Noise Raises Stroke Risk

    Jan. 25, 2011 -- The noises generated by road traffic may increase the risk of stroke, especially in older people, new research indicates. In a new study, which its authors say is the first to investigate links between road traffic noise and stroke risk, researchers found that for every 10 decibel i

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  5. Antidepressants May Aid Stroke Rehabilitation

    Jan. 9, 2011 -- New research suggests that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants may help people move again after a stroke. “I think the study is quite exciting,” says Robert Robinson, MD, a neuropsychiatrist who is the Paul Penningroth chair of psychiatry at the University o

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  6. More Fried Fish Eaten in 'Stroke Belt'

    Dec. 22, 2010 -- Eating fried fish is more common in “stroke belt” states than other states, which may contribute to the higher rate of fatal strokes in those states, a new study indicates. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish, especially fatty fish, have been associated with a reduction in the risk of s

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  7. Study Gives 'Striking' Snapshot of Stroke Prognosis

    Dec. 16, 2010 -- Nearly two-thirds of Medicare patients who are discharged after having a stroke will die or be readmitted to the hospital within a year, according to a new study in the journal Stroke. The findings are “striking,” says study author Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, the Eliot Corday Professor of

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  8. Healthy Lifestyle May Help Prevent Stroke

    Dec. 2, 2010 -- A healthy lifestyle -- which includes not smoking, eating a low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body weight -- may help prevent a first-time stroke. That’s according to the American Heart Association, whose revised guidelines say s

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  9. Children of Divorce Face Higher Stroke Risk

    Nov. 22, 2010 -- Children whose parents divorced grow up to have twice the stroke risk of adults whose parents stayed together, a Canadian study finds. The association between childhood experience of parental divorce and stroke cannot be explained by other factors linked to stroke risk: education, h

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  10. Vitamin E Supplements Affect Stroke Risk

    Nov. 5, 2010 -- Although the risk remains relatively small, researchers have found that taking vitamin E supplements increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, in which bleeding occurs in the brain. But vitamin E supplements reduce the risk of ischemic stroke, the more common type of stroke, in which

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