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  1. Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low iron levels can raise your risk of stroke by making your blood more sticky, a new study indicates. Investigators looked at data from nearly 500 people with a rare hereditary disease that causes them to have enlarged

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  2. Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study, French researchers have found that people deficient in vitamin C might be at greater risk for bleeding in the brain, also called hemorrhagic stroke. Hemorrhagic strokes make up only 15 percent of all st

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  3. Stroke Risk After Childbirth

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increased risk of having a stroke or other blood-clotting problem might continue longer after a woman gives birth than previously believed, according to a new study. "Historically, six weeks was the accepted period

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  4. Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking, tennis and other types of moderate exercise may lower a woman's stroke risk by one-fifth, a new study says. Being more active also offset the increased stroke risk linked with using hormone replacement the

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  5. Cocaine Use May Spur Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the 24 hours after using cocaine, a young adult's risk of a stroke increases almost sevenfold, according to a new study. The risk for stroke associated with cocaine use is much higher than with other stroke risk fa

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  6. Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine hearing a weather forecaster warn that tomorrow could be "colder with a chance of stroke." As odd as that may seem, researchers have found possible associations between certain weather conditions and the

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  7. New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, guidelines have been created to help prevent stroke in women. The author of the new guidelines, published online Feb. 6 and in the May print issue of the journal Stroke, said women share a lot of

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  8. Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Playing a 15-minute stroke-education video game appeared to improve children's understanding of stroke symptoms and what to do if someone is having a stroke, a new study suggests. The research included 210 low-income chi

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  9. Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had shingles -- a viral infection also known as herpes zoster -- before age 40 may have a higher risk of stroke years later, a large new study suggests. Adults who get shingles after 40 don't have an increased

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  10. Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Could anxiety boost the risk for stroke? A new long-term study suggests just that -- the greater the anxiety, the greater the risk for stroke. Study participants who suffered the most anxiety had a 33 percent higher ri

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