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    1. Stroke Takes a Toll on Hollywood Stars

      Feb. 10, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- Pop quiz: What do Bette Davis, Cary Grant, and Sharon Stone have in common, besides being Hollywood stars of course? Answer: All are Oscar nominees or winners who suffered a stroke, an event that took a tremendous toll on their and other stars' careers. Of the 409 acto

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    2. Clot-Busting Drug May Prevent Disability From Mild Stroke

      Feb. 10, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- Giving clot-busting drugs to people with mild strokes could prevent more than 2,000 of them from becoming disabled each year, researchers say. A stroke occurs when a clot cuts off blood flow to parts of the brain. Those parts of the brain soon start to die. A drug call

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    3. Is Diet Soda Linked to Heart, Stroke Risk?

      Feb. 9, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- You may feel less guilty if you opt for diet sodas over sugary beverages, but drinking them regularly may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, a study suggests. In a nine-year study of more than 2,500 people, those who drank diet soda daily were 48% more likely t

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    4. Salty Diet Linked to Stroke Risk

      Feb. 9, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- Fewer than 2 teaspoons of salt a day may raise your risk of stroke. In a study of over 2,600 people, those who got more than 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day were about two-and-one-half times more likely to have a stroke than those who got less than 1,500 milligrams a d

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    5. Stroke Rates Are Rising for Young Americans

      Feb. 9, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- Stroke rates are rising sharply among children and younger adults while dropping in those aged 45 and older, suggests a nationwide snapshot of stroke hospitalizations. Doctors who heard the new figures at an American Stroke Association meeting here say they point to the

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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