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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30% Over Past Decade

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke deaths in the United States have been dropping for more than 100 years and have declined 30 percent in the past 11 years, a new report reveals. Sometimes called a brain attack, stroke is a leading cause of long-term

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  10. Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are testing a new thought-controlled device that may one day help people move limbs again after they've been paralyzed by a stroke. The device combines a high-tech brain-computer interface with electrical stimul

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