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  1. Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with shingles face a significantly increased risk of stroke in the weeks following the first signs of the painful skin rash, new research suggests. Patients' overall stroke risk is highest in the first month aft

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  2. Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most women say they'd call 911 if they were experiencing a stroke, but many don't recognize the major warning signs of stroke, new research shows. The study authors surveyed more than 1,200 women in the United Sta

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  3. Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every 15-minute delay in receiving a clot-busting drug means stroke survivors will have about one month less of a disability-free life, while every minute sooner that they receive the drug translates into more than one

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  4. Even Slightly Higher BP May Raise Stroke Risk

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke. The sweeping review analyzed d

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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