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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    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. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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