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  1. Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain occurs often among people who have suffered the most common form of stroke, a new study finds. The finding pertains to ischemic strokes, which occur when an artery supplying blood to the brain becomes blocked. Acc

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  2. More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fiber-rich foods appears to lower stroke risk, according to a new British study. For every 7-gram bump in daily fiber consumption, an individual's risk for experiencing an initial stroke appears to plummet 7 percent,

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  3. Coffee and Green Tea May Help Lower Stroke Risk

    March 15, 2013 -- Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet, according to new research. The study looked at the green tea and coffee drinking habits of more than 82,000 Japanese adults, ages 45 to 74, for an average of 13 y

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  4. Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The key to correctly diagnosing when a case of dizziness is just vertigo or a life-threatening stroke may be surprisingly simple: a pair of goggles that measures eye movement at the bedside in as little as one minute, a new st

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  5. Southern Diet Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

    Feb. 12, 2013 -- The South is known as the "stroke belt," and a new study reinforces one of the key reasons why: its diet. Those who ate the Southern diet about six times a week had about a 30% higher risk of stroke than those who ate it about once a month, says researcher Suzanne Judd, PhD. She is

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  6. Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot may double a young adult's risk for stroke, new research suggests, but experts point out the study is small and not conclusive. Scientists from New Zealand presented their data Wednesday at the American Stroke

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  7. Some Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk

    Oct. 17, 2012 -- Some antidepressants are linked to a slight increased risk of bleeding stroke, according to a new analysis. Researchers looked at 16 published studies that included more than 500,000 people. They focused on the popular antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inh

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  8. Strokes Striking Younger People

    Oct. 10, 2012 -- People are having strokes at younger ages, according to new research. "This is still a disease of the old, but a surprisingly higher proportion of younger patients are having strokes, and it's getting worse over time," says researcher Brett Kissela, MD, professor and vice chair of n

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  9. Tomatoes May Lower Your Risk for Stroke

    Oct. 8, 2012 -- Men who eat lots of tomatoes and tomato-based products may have a lower risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant lycopene. Men who had the highest levels of lycopene in their blood were 55% less likely to have a stroke, compared with men who had the

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  10. Some Minor Strokes Lead to Disability

    Sept 13, 2012 -- Minor strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are red flags for full-blown strokes in the future. But new research suggests that they can lead to disability in their own right. A TIA, sometimes called a “mini stroke,” causes stroke-like symptoms, but they last for less than 24

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