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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Older men may reduce their risk of stroke by taking a daily walk. And that walk doesn't have to be especially brisk, British researchers report. The new study suggests that walking for an hour or two might lower the risk of

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  4. Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates among young and middle-aged people worldwide are increasing and these groups now account for nearly one-third of all strokes, according to a new study. The analysis of data gathered between 1990 and 2010 found tha

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  5. Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life: Study

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Despite life-saving advances in treating strokes, these "brain attacks" can shave years off of a person's life and seriously impair the quality of the years they have left, a new study shows. The damage is most pronounced after

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  6. Early Treatment May Reduce Disability After Stroke

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering mild to moderate ischemic strokes who get immediate medical treatment can greatly reduce their odds of disability, a new study suggests. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain.

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  7. Popular Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Mediterranean diets heavy in two foods -- olive oil and nuts -- are linked to a lower rate of strokes in older people whose genetic makeup boosts their risk of diabetes, according to a new study. The research suggests but doesn

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  8. Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising enough to break a sweat most days might slightly reduce the risk of stroke in middle-aged and older people compared to those who are inactive, a new study suggests -- although the findings aren't definitive and the

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  9. Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering a stroke or a mini-stroke, patients are usually given aspirin to prevent clots that can cause another stroke. Now a new study suggests that adding the drug Plavix (clopidogrel) to the mix can reduce the risk

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  10. 1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD: Study

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many of those lucky enough to survive a stroke find that they're soon faced with another serious challenge. Nearly one-quarter will develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study. The data

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