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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Keys to Recognizing a Stroke

    Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of sex or age. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, and 130,000 die from one. Of those who survive, more than two-thirds will have some disability. Recognizing stroke symptoms is key to preventing a needless death. “Many pat

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