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  1. Dozing: A New Stroke Risk Factor?

    Feb. 21, 2008 (New Orleans) -- Older people who nod off throughout the day have more than four times the risk of stroke as those who don't doze, a new study suggests. Daytime dozing also appears to raise the chance of having a heart attack or dying of a heart attack or stroke, the researchers say. B

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  2. Calling Doc May Delay Stroke Treatment

    Feb. 20, 2008 (New Orleans) -- Dial 911 -- not your doctor -- at the first sign of a stroke. That's the advice of two teams of researchers who found that calling your physician can unnecessarily delay a trip to the emergency room. In one study, stroke victims who immediately called emergency service

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  3. Breast X-Rays May Predict Stroke Risk

    Feb. 21, 2008 (New Orleans) -- Mammograms may help predict whether a woman is at increased risk for stroke, new research suggests. That because breast X-rays can spot benign calcium deposits in the arteries, says Paul S. Dale, MD, chief of surgical oncology at the University of Missouri's Ellis Fisc

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  4. Women's Spare Tire Tied to More Strokes

    Feb. 20, 2008 (New Orleans) -- Bulging waistlines may be to blame for a rise in strokes among middle-aged women, researchers report. In a large national study, weight gain, especially around the waist, was linked to an increase in strokes among women aged 35 to 54. "Women ages 35 to 54 have higher s

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  5. Fiber Linked to Less Severe Strokes

    Feb. 20, 2008 (New Orleans) -- Researchers have found that how much fiber you eat can affect stroke severity -- and the chances of recovery. The researchers studied 50 stroke victims. They found that the more fiber they ate, the less severe their stroke and the greater the chance they could resume e

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  6. Stroke Patients Often Skip Medication

    Feb. 20, 2008 (New Orleans) -- Hundreds of thousands of stroke patients may be placing themselves at increased risk of another stroke simply by not taking their medication as directed. In a large study, researchers found that most stroke patients filled a prescription for a drug aimed at preventing

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  7. Music Mends Minds After Stroke

    Feb. 19, 2008 -- Listening to their favorite music helps stroke patients recover mental function and makes them less depressed and confused, Finnish researchers find. The study, by neuroscientists working together with music therapists, is the first to show that listening to music soon after stroke

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  8. Fruit, Veggie Eaters Have Fewer Strokes

    Jan. 9, 2008 -- The reasons aren't well understood, but it is increasingly clear that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is a good way to lower your stroke risk. In one of the largest studies ever to examine the issue, albeit indirectly, University of Cambridge researchers measured vitamin C lev

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  9. Lipitor Linked to Bleeding After Stroke

    Dec. 12, 2007 -- Stroke survivors who take high doses of a widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug appear to be at increased risk for stroke from bleeding in the brain, also known as hemorrhagic stroke. But the benefits of treatment still outweigh the risks for most, experts say. Use of the stat

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  10. Movement Therapy Helps Stroke Patients

    Dec.11, 2007 -- Stroke patients with mild to moderate impairments can reap long-lasting benefits from a two-week program of specialized movement therapy, according to a study that tracked them for two years. The new study was a continuation of previous research that showed the patients retained thei

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