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    1. Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who use marijuana are more likely to suffer strokes caused by narrowing of the arteries in the skull than those who don't use the drug, a new study finds. Prior research has identified a link between marijuana

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    2. This Offers Promise for Stroke Victims

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating the unaffected side of a stroke patient's brain might one day help restore arm movement, according to a new study. After a severe stroke, many patients have little or no movement in the arm on the stroke-aff

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    3. Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-stress job, particularly one that is demanding but offers little personal control, may raise the risk for a stroke, Chinese researchers report. An analysis of six previously published studies from severa

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    4. Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends. "Working long hours is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, and perhaps also coronary hea

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    5. Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase nonsmokers' risk of stroke by nearly one-third. "Our findings suggest the possibility for adverse health outcomes such as stroke among nonsmokers expo

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    6. Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims often experience an immediate deterioration in their ability to think and reason. But a new study shows that a stroke also can have a more insidious, long-term effect on your mental processes. People who s

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    7. Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes

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    8. Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke robs the brain of nearly eight years, impairing memory and slowing thinking speed, a new study says. University of Michigan researchers analyzed national data from more than 4,900 black and white Americans aged 65

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    9. Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests. The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of strok

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    10. Sleep Amount May Up Stroke Risk for Some

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests. Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. resident

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