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  1. Researchers Identify 10 Risk Factors for Stroke

    June 18, 2010 -- Ten simple and modifiable risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure and smoking, comprise 90% of a person's risk, a study shows. The findings from the INTERSTROKE study are published in The Lancet. High blood pressure was the leading risk factor for all types of stroke,

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  2. Many Stroke Patients Don't Get Quick Treatment

    June 3, 2010 -- About one in four patients makes it to the hospital during a stroke within an hour of the onset of symptoms -- the optimal time for treatment with clot-busting drugs, a  study shows. But just one in five of these patients who were candidates for the treatment actually got it within a

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  3. Stroke Patients Discharged Without Statins

    May 27, 2010 -- Far too many stroke patients are being discharged from hospitals without receiving prescriptions for statin medications, a new study shows. This is alarming because previous studies have shown that patients who take the cholesterol-lowering medications after a stroke reduce their cha

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  4. Friends of Stroke Victims Reluctant to Call 911

    May 13, 2010 -- Stroke victims need immediate emergency attention, but a new study shows that most people who realize stroke warning signs are occurring in a friend or family member may not call 911, thereby delaying potentially lifesaving treatment. This is alarming, Michigan researchers suggest, b

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  5. Limb Movement Regained Years After Stroke

    April 16, 2010 -- Regaining lost movement may be possible many years after suffering a stroke thanks to intensive stroke rehabilitation therapy and help from new robotic aids. A new study shows people who had lost significant strength in arm movement due to a stroke were able to achieve modest gains

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  6. Can You Recognize Symptoms of Minor Stroke?

    April 15, 2010 -- Most people having minor strokes don't recognize the symptoms, and a large percentage fails to seek timely treatment, a new study shows. Researchers in the U.K. interviewed 1,000 patients treated for minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a condition characterized by stro

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  7. Brisk Walking Reduces Stroke Risk

    April 6, 2010 -- Women who walk two or more hours per week or who walk at a brisk pace can significantly reduce their risk of suffering a stroke, new research indicates. The findings are based on a study of the exercising habits of 39,315 female health professionals whose average age was 54. It foun

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  8. Overactive Thyroid May Raise Early Stroke Risk

    April 1, 2010 -- Younger adults with overactive thyroids appear to have an increased risk for early stroke, new research finds. Having the condition known as hyperthyroidism before the age of 45 was associated with a 44% increased risk of stroke in the study conducted by investigators with Taiwan’s

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  9. Parents' Strokes Raise Risks for Offspring

    March 8, 2010 -- The odds of having a stroke are higher for people whose father or mother had a stroke by age 65, a new study suggests. The finding means that parental stroke may be an important new risk factor for strokes, long known to be associated with high blood pressure. Researchers studied 3,

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  10. U.S. Has Racial Gap in Stroke Rate

    March 1, 2010 (San Antonio) -- The first national snapshot of the racial gap in stroke rates shows that African-Americans are more likely to suffer from the debilitating condition than whites. The study of over 26,000 people aged 45 and older from across the U.S. may help to explain why African-Amer

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