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    1. Stroke Survivors May Develop Seizures

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seizures are common in the years following a stroke, a new study found, with nearly one in six survivors requiring hospital care after a seizure. Researchers noted that the seizure rate following stroke was more than dou

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    2. Home Post-Stroke Caregiving Tops $11K a Year

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The time spent caring for an older stroke survivor in the home totals about 22 hours a week, or more than $11,000 a year, a new study finds. Paying bills, shopping and traveling to and from doctor's visits adds up, say rese

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    3. Study: Get Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may be good for hospitalized stroke patients to be taken out of bed for frequent but short periods of movement, researchers report. The study authors from Australia looked at more than 2,100 patients in a hospital st

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    4. Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Second Stroke: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) appears to protect people who've already had a stroke from suffering a second stroke, a new study finds. Along with standard treatment after a stroke -- including blood thinners,

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    5. Clot-Busters Might Help These Stroke Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intravenous clot-busting treatment might benefit stroke patients who needed help with daily living before their stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke patients who already required daily living assistance are often left out

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    6. Skipping Breakfast May Raise Stroke Risk

      Jan. 15, 2016 -- Eating breakfast every day may help prevent strokes, particularly the brain hemorrhage type, new research suggests. For the study, 82,772 Japanese men and women aged 45 to 74 years without a history of heart disease or cancer were followed from 1995 to 2010. Participants were asked

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    7. Young Adults May Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms. Ideally, people with an ischemic stroke (blocked

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    8. Blood Flow to Back of Brain and Risk of This

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a stroke in the back of the brain and continue to have reduced blood flow to this area have a higher risk of having another stroke within two years, a new study reveals. But researchers say people w

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    9. Adults With This May Face Higher Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds. "We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discov

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    10. Breath Carbon Monoxide May Point to Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seemingly healthy adults who exhale high levels of carbon monoxide may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the body. According to the researchers, prior studies ha

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