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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Magnet Treatment May Help Stroke Patients

      Sept. 14, 2010 -- Researchers in Egypt say a non-invasive type of brain stimulation involving magnets could be a useful treatment for patients partially paralyzed by stroke. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is mostly used for depression, with some studies finding it to be a benefi

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    9. New Anticlotting Drugs in the Works

      Sept. 1, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Two experimental anticlotting drugs showed impressive results at preventing deadly blood clots, doctors say. If approved, they will offer alternatives to the old standby, warfarin, which many people can't or won't take. In one study of 5,600 patients who couldn't

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    10. Migraines With Aura May Raise Stroke Risk

      Aug. 24, 2010 -- Evidence is accumulating that migraines with aura -- a transient visual or sensory disturbance, such as light flashes or zigzag patterns-- may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Researchers have also found that migraine with aura seems to boost the risk of earlier death

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