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    1. Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older stroke victims suffering from anemia -- a lack of red blood cells -- may have higher odds of dying, researchers report. Among thousands of stroke patients, those who were anemic had a 1.5 to two times higher ris

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    2. 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all s

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    3. Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that injecting adult stem cells directly into the brain may give stroke patients a new shot at recovery long after their stroke occurred. "We don't want to oversell this," stressed study lead au

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    4. This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the ge

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    5. 5 Warning Signs of Stroke

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says. " 'Sudden' and 'severe' are key words, but if in doubt, do n

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    6. Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While Americans suffered fewer strokes overall from 2000 to 2010, stroke rates climbed substantially among younger adults and blacks, a new study found. Hospitalizations for strokes caused by artery blockages dropped 1

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    7. Doctors May Order Too Many Neck Artery Scans

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that many heart patients are scanned for potential blockages in their carotid arteries for uncertain or inappropriate reasons. The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, deliver blood

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    8. Obesity and the Pill May Raise Risk of Rare Stroke

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who take oral contraceptives may have a higher risk for a rare type of stroke, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found that obese women on birth control pills were nearly 30 times more likely to develo

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    9. Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Husbands and wives who feel the strain of caring for a sick or disabled spouse are at a higher risk of stroke than those who do not have to care for their significant other, a new study suggests. Spouse caregivers who sa

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    10. Daylight Saving Time Tied to Spike in Stroke Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people's risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints. Looking at a decade's worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that the

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