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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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 o

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Electrical Brain Stimulation May Raise Math Skill

      Nov. 4, 2010 -- Electrical brain stimulation can help boost math skills for up to six months, finds a new study published in Current Biology. While the people in the new study did not have any math deficits, close to 20% of individuals do have a moderate to severe math disability, and even more will

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    10. Temporary Stroke Risk After Drinking Coffee?

      Nov. 1, 2010 -- Stroke risk increases in the hour after drinking a cup of coffee, but this risk reverses itself within two hours, a study shows. The increased stroke risk is seen among occasional coffee drinkers or those who drink one or fewer cups of coffee a day. The study is published in the Nove

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