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    1. Skipping Breakfast May Raise Stroke Risk

      Jan. 15, 2016 -- Eating breakfast every day may help prevent strokes, particularly the brain hemorrhage type, new research suggests. For the study, 82,772 Japanese men and women aged 45 to 74 years without a history of heart disease or cancer were followed from 1995 to 2010. Participants were asked

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    2. Young Adults May Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms. Ideally, people with an ischemic stroke (blocked

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    3. Blood Flow to Back of Brain and Risk of This

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a stroke in the back of the brain and continue to have reduced blood flow to this area have a higher risk of having another stroke within two years, a new study reveals. But researchers say people w

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    4. Adults With This May Face Higher Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds. "We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discov

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    5. Breath Carbon Monoxide May Point to Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seemingly healthy adults who exhale high levels of carbon monoxide may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the body. According to the researchers, prior studies ha

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    6. This Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Stroke Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracting a stroke-causing blood clot is better than just using a clot-busting drug for preserving brain function, a new analysis concludes. About 45 percent of patients who underwent the clot-removal procedure experien

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    7. Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who use marijuana are more likely to suffer strokes caused by narrowing of the arteries in the skull than those who don't use the drug, a new study finds. Prior research has identified a link between marijuana

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    8. This Offers Promise for Stroke Victims

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating the unaffected side of a stroke patient's brain might one day help restore arm movement, according to a new study. After a severe stroke, many patients have little or no movement in the arm on the stroke-aff

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    9. Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-stress job, particularly one that is demanding but offers little personal control, may raise the risk for a stroke, Chinese researchers report. An analysis of six previously published studies from severa

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    10. Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends. "Working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary hea

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