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 Saturated fats in dairy do not increase the risk of heart disease 13 Jul 7:19am Saturated fats in dairy do not increase the risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options.
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 Saturated fats in yoghurt, cheese and butter do NOT increase the risk of heart disease 12 Jul 7:58pm Saturated fats in yoghurt, cheese and butter do NOT increase the risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options.
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 Smokers up to 45% more likely to suffer from irregular heart beats 12 Jul 7:45pm Smokers up to 45% more likely to suffer from irregular heart beats
Researchers from Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent.
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 Smokers are up to 45% more likely to suffer from deadly irregular heart beats, study finds 12 Jul 7:24pm Updated Smokers are up to 45% more likely to suffer from deadly irregular heart beats, study finds
Researchers from Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent.
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Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits 12 Jul 5:27pm Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits
An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.
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 Hope for menopausal women: Scientists find how to banish hot flashes 10 Jul 7:17pm Hope for menopausal women: Scientists find how to banish hot flashes
Scientists at the University of Washington have shown we could target a neuron rather than estrogen levels with drugs. Hormone replacement therapy reduces hot flashes but increases stroke risk.
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 9/11 first responders cannot get compensated for higher stroke risk 10 Jul 5:21pm 9/11 first responders cannot get compensated for higher stroke risk
Neither exposure to dust from the site, nor depression explained the elevated risk, researchers note in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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 Many 9/11 first responders have DOUBLE the risk of stroke and heart attack 10 Jul 4:37pm Many 9/11 first responders have DOUBLE the risk of stroke and heart attack
Neither exposure to dust from the site, nor depression explained the elevated risk, researchers note in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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 Working night shifts drives up the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease: 10 Jul 4:35pm Updated Working night shifts drives up the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease:
A new study from the University of Washington and the University of Surrey has found that working night shift disrupts the peripheral clocks found in your body's tissues such as the liver and pancreas.
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 How to handle the heat: From avoiding heat stroke to cooling down 5 Jul 7:41pm How to handle the heat: From avoiding heat stroke to cooling down
A heat wave is sweeping Europe and much of the US, where it has claimed one life. But deadly heat-related illnesses can be easily prevented by keeping the body's cooling systems in working order.
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 Hard-hitting FAST stroke awareness campaign has failed 3 Jul 8:44am Hard-hitting FAST stroke awareness campaign has failed
Oxford University experts found minor stroke and TIA patients who had seen the advert were 13 per cent less likely to seek help for their symptoms within three hours than those who hadn't.
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 Researchers claim interrupted sleep could cause irregular heartbeat 26 Jun 6:19am Researchers claim interrupted sleep could cause irregular heartbeat
People who wake up during the night or struggle to get to sleep are at greater risk of an irregular heartbeat which can raise the chances of a heart attack or stroke, a study by US researchers has found.
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 US Researchers claim regular interrupted sleep could cause an irregular heartbeat 26 Jun 4:31am Updated US Researchers claim regular interrupted sleep could cause an irregular heartbeat
People who wake up during the night or struggle to get to sleep are at greater risk of an irregular heartbeat which can raise the chances of a heart attack or stroke, a study by US researchers has found.
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 A tablespoon of olive oil a day could add years to your life by slashing stroke and cancer risk 22 Jun 7:31am Updated A tablespoon of olive oil a day could add years to your life by slashing stroke and cancer risk
British medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietitian Juliette Kellow say a tablespoon of olive oil each day could reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease because it contains antioxidants.
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 Taking five hot baths a week could prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke, says experts 21 Jun 7:11pm Taking five hot baths a week could prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke, says experts
Taking five hot baths per week can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke, say researchers from Japan's Ehime University. It is claimed a dip at 106F is good for blood flow.
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 Fat patients with an irregular heartbeat can reverse by losing weight 20 Jun 5:50pm Fat patients with an irregular heartbeat can reverse by losing weight
Around one million people in Britain and up to six times as many in the US suffer from atrial fibrillation, which can cause a stroke and eventually lead to heart failure.
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 Girl, 3, is left fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a stroke 20 Jun 4:44am Updated Girl, 3, is left fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a stroke
Holly Alcock, from Stafford, had flown to Albufeira in the Algarve for her first ever holiday with her mother, father, brother and her grandparents two weeks ago.
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 Electric shocks could help stroke victims regain movement 18 Jun 3:30pm Electric shocks could help stroke victims regain movement
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, has found that sending electric shocks to the brain may help stroke victims regain movement in their arms and legs.
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 Stroke victims could regain the use of their arms and legs from receiving electric shocksbrain 18 Jun 1:12pm Stroke victims could regain the use of their arms and legs from receiving electric shocksbrain
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, has found that sending electric shocks to the brain may help stroke victims regain movement in their arms and legs.
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 Stroke survivor, 72, crossed a half marathon finish line after doctors said she would never walk 14 Jun 5:04am Updated Stroke survivor, 72, crossed a half marathon finish line after doctors said she would never walk
Elizabeth Barber, 72, from St Albans, Hertfordshire, was found slumped at the bottom of her stairs after suffering a life-changing stroke in August 2016. Left paralysed, doctors did not expect her to recover.
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 Scientists finally discover why a blind woman, 48, can see 13 Jun 12:38pm Updated Scientists finally discover why a blind woman, 48, can see
Milena Canning, from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, was rendered blind by a near-fatal stroke nearly two decades ago. She was left the ability to see objects - only if they are moving.
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 Most girls under 30 struggle to reach 150 minutes weekly exercise 11 Jun 12:18pm Updated Most girls under 30 struggle to reach 150 minutes weekly exercise
Women under 30 fall short of the US government's recommended minimum of 150 minutes of exercise a week, raising their risks for heart disease, stroke and early death, a new Duke University study reveals.
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 Most girls under 30 struggle to reach the minimum 150 minutes weekly exercise, new report reveals  11 Jun 11:22am Updated Most girls under 30 struggle to reach the minimum 150 minutes weekly exercise, new report reveals 
Women under 30 fall short of the US government's recommended minimum of 150 minutes of exercise a week, raising their risks for heart disease, stroke and early death, a new Duke University study reveals.
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 Young people who use street drug spice are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke 8 Jun 10:55am Young people who use street drug spice are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke
The UK has seen increasingly numbers of teenagers being admitted to hospital with hallucinations, rapid heartbeats and seizures caused by the drug.
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When the Neurologist Really Knows How Patients Feel 7 Jun 5:00am When the Neurologist Really Knows How Patients Feel
I can’t undo the damage of a stroke I had as an infant, but I can try to help other patients face similar diagnoses.
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 Not to be sniffed at! The nasal spray could stop damage caused by a stroke  28 May 6:23pm Not to be sniffed at! The nasal spray could stop damage caused by a stroke 
The drug, called naloxone, has been in use for more than 50 years. But now scientists believe it could help many more people who experience strokes caused by blood clots on the brain.
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 Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat 25 May 4:43pm Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat
Research has found that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that's a major cause of stroke.
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 Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat, a major cause of stroke, a new study finds 25 May 1:55pm Updated Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat, a major cause of stroke, a new study finds
Research has found that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that's a major cause of stroke.
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 Leaving children in cars on hot days could cause deadly heat stroke in less than an hour 24 May 1:14pm Updated Leaving children in cars on hot days could cause deadly heat stroke in less than an hour
A new study from Arizona State University has found that hot cars parked out in the sun can hit as high as 160F in just one hour. Incidents of hot car deaths peak between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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 Eating an egg a day reduces risk of stroke by over 25 per cent 22 May 4:38am Eating an egg a day reduces risk of stroke by over 25 per cent
Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University were examining the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease during the study.
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 Eating an egg a day reduces risk of stroke by more than 25% 22 May 4:11am Eating an egg a day reduces risk of stroke by more than 25%
Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University were examining the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease during the study.
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An egg a day to keep the doctor away? 21 May 8:28pm An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke
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 Why Ellie is proof that - with the right treatment - patients like Sir Alex Ferguson CAN recover 8 May 2:53am Why Ellie is proof that - with the right treatment - patients like Sir Alex Ferguson CAN recover
In early 2016, 24-year-old gym receptionist Ellie Boakes, from Kent, was told that she'd never walk again after suffering a stroke. This is her story.
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 The power of folic-acid: Supplements can slash a stroke by almost 75% 7 May 6:14pm The power of folic-acid: Supplements can slash a stroke by almost 75%
Researchers from Peking University found that adults with hypertension who take folic acid, alongside blood-pressure medication, every day for four years are 73 per cent less at risk of stroke.
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 Former nurse, 43, left paralysed by an agonising spinal stroke 4 May 4:31am Former nurse, 43, left paralysed by an agonising spinal stroke
Anne Marie Leonard, who lives in Perth, Australia after emigrating there, had the stroke after flying back to Ireland to surprise her mother for her 70th birthday.
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 Why a daily sauna could cut your risk of STROKE by as much as 61% 2 May 6:47pm Updated Why a daily sauna could cut your risk of STROKE by as much as 61%
Researchers from the University of Bristol studied 1,628 people over a period of 15 years in Finland, where most homes are fitted with saunas.
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Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk 2 May 4:00pm Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk
The more saunas men and women took each week, the lower their chances of having a stroke.
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 Patients are living with dementia for less time, study finds 28 Apr 10:39am Updated Patients are living with dementia for less time, study finds
Breakthroughs in the prevention and care of stroke, which can trigger the devastating condition, may partly explain the trend spotted by a team at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
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 Having a fat belly DOUBLES the risk of heart attack or stroke 20 Apr 5:36pm Updated Having a fat belly DOUBLES the risk of heart attack or stroke
Having a belly that is bigger than your waist makes you two-fold more likely to have a major heart even than if you were just overweight or obese, according to new Mayo Clinic research.
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Trilobites: He Ate the World’s Hottest Pepper, Then Landed in the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches 10 Apr 5:46am Updated Trilobites: He Ate the World’s Hottest Pepper, Then Landed in the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches
After eating the Carolina Reaper during a contest, an unidentified patient suffered headaches so severe he was hospitalized. The symptoms resembled those of a stroke.
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 When blurred vision is a sign of a stroke - in your eye 9 Apr 6:13pm When blurred vision is a sign of a stroke - in your eye
When Adam Schreer, 51, from Essex, woke to find the sight in his left eye partly blocked, he thought his dog had scratched him as he slept. He actually had a devastating ‘eye stroke’. This is his story.
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 Elderly women should eat their greens to reduce their risk of stroke 4 Apr 12:02pm Updated Elderly women should eat their greens to reduce their risk of stroke
Researchers from the University of Western Australia in Crawley found that those who eat three or more portions of any types of these vegetables a day have much healthier blood vessels.
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 Elderly women should eat broccoli to reduce their risk of stroke, study finds 4 Apr 7:46am Elderly women should eat broccoli to reduce their risk of stroke, study finds
Researchers from the University of Western Australia in Crawley found that those who eat three or more portions of any types of these vegetables a day have much healthier blood vessels.
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For Many Strokes, There’s an Effective Treatment. Why Aren’t Some Doctors Offering It? 29 Mar 2:52pm Updated For Many Strokes, There’s an Effective Treatment. Why Aren’t Some Doctors Offering It?
As many as 30 percent of stroke patients do not receive a clot-busting drug because a vocal minority of physicians believe it to be dangerous.
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 Why your birth control pill could kill you 6 Mar 1:45pm Updated Why your birth control pill could kill you
Researchers from Loyola University in Chicago found birth-control pills raise a woman's likelihood of suffering from an ischemic stroke, which occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.
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 Why your birth control pill could kill you: 6 Mar 10:13am Why your birth control pill could kill you:
Researchers from Loyola University in Chicago found birth-control pills raise a woman's likelihood of suffering from an ischemic stroke, which occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.
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I Was Misinformed: Mars Needs My Mother 27 Feb 11:53am I Was Misinformed: Mars Needs My Mother
Before her stroke, Ma was an adventurous traveler: the Amazon, the Nile, the Galápagos. Now, she’s planning on tagging along with Elon Musk.
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 Moment London father is told he has a brain tumour 27 Feb 5:48am Moment London father is told he has a brain tumour
Richard Powell, 54, from south London, tells tonight's Channel 4's 24 Hours In A&E he was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke after suffering a seizure in the middle of the night.
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Wearable tech could help stroke patients with recovery 24 Feb 8:40pm Wearable tech could help stroke patients with recovery
US scientists are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients.
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Wearable tech aids stroke patients 24 Feb 4:10pm Wearable tech aids stroke patients
US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.
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 New York woman credits FaceTime for saving her life 21 Feb 2:15pm Updated New York woman credits FaceTime for saving her life
Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a FaceTime call with her sister Adumea Sapong, from Manchester. Tests in hospital later revealed she had suffered a stroke.
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 Woman, 58, credits FaceTime for saving her life 21 Feb 7:40am Updated Woman, 58, credits FaceTime for saving her life
Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a FaceTime call with her sister Adumea Sapong, from Manchester. Tests in hospital later revealed she had suffered a stroke.
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 The selfie a woman took just before she had a stroke  21 Feb 5:24am Updated The selfie a woman took just before she had a stroke 
Just moments after taking the snap, Debbie Schofield, 37, from Hertfordshire, complained of a pounding headache before her eyes rolled back in her head and she was fighting for her life.
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 Common drugs like Valium and Imodium increase stroke risk 16 Feb 6:46am Updated Common drugs like Valium and Imodium increase stroke risk
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton.
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 Short children 10% more likely to suffer stroke as adults 15 Feb 6:54am Short children 10% more likely to suffer stroke as adults
Short people are at an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study done among 300,000 Danish schoolchildren. The results say that height may even be as good a predictor of stroke as BMI.
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 Common drugs increase the chances of dying from a stroke 15 Feb 4:00am Common drugs increase the chances of dying from a stroke
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton.
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 TheraBracelet could boost weak hands after a stroke 13 Feb 9:46am TheraBracelet could boost weak hands after a stroke
While physiotherapy and hand exercises can help, researchers say the new device, TheraBracelet, could help speed up recovery for stroke patients.
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Average age of first stroke in England falls, figures show 1 Feb 3:54am Updated Average age of first stroke in England falls, figures show
Average age of first stroke drops from 71 to 68 for men and 75 to 73 for women, data for England shows.
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Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease 30 Jan 9:32am Updated Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease
Few doctors, and even fewer patients, have heard of CHIP. But it is emerging as a major cause of heart attacks and stroke, as deadly as high blood pressure or cholesterol.
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 Just one cigarette a day raises heart attack risk by 50% 25 Jan 9:25am Just one cigarette a day raises heart attack risk by 50%
Researchers at UCL have found those who smoke once a day expose themselves to fully half the risk of heart disease and stroke seen in people who smoke 20 cigarettes.
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New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients 24 Jan 5:55pm Updated New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients
Doctors have more time than they thought to prevent death and disability from stroke, by removing blood clots that block circulation to the brain, a study shows.
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Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk 18 Jan 12:27pm Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk
Early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage were among the factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
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 Beat a stroke by banging a drum 16 Jan 12:17pm Updated Beat a stroke by banging a drum
The findings highlight how this therapy can potentially transform the care for tens of thousands people who suffer speech loss or other damage when the blood flow to their brain is cut off.
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 A man asked Siri to call for help as he suffered a stroke 12 Jan 6:49am A man asked Siri to call for help as he suffered a stroke
Rob Belt, 24, stopped to post a parcel on his way home to Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire, on December 18, 2017, when he started feeling dizzy. He managed to ask Siri to call his fiancée.
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 Woman was locked inside her body after suffering a stroke 11 Jan 2:24pm Woman was locked inside her body after suffering a stroke
Klaudia Rachwal, now 25, who lives in Dublin, collapsed in October 2015, only to wake up to discover she could hear everything around her, but was unable to move anything but her eyes.
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 104-Year-Old woman says Diet Coke is key to her long life 5 Jan 8:12am Updated 104-Year-Old woman says Diet Coke is key to her long life
Theresa Rowley, from Michigan, consumes at least one can a day. But scientists would disagree that diet soda has helped extend her life – as it's linked to obesity, diabetes, stroke and dementia.
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 Herbal supplement boosts memory in stroke survivors 19 Dec 2017, 4:24am Herbal supplement boosts memory in stroke survivors
Researchers from Nanjing University in China found ginkgo bilboa improves stroke sufferers' attention, reflexes and language skills in as little as 12 weeks when taken with aspirin, which thins the blood.
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 Supplement boosts memory in stroke survivors 19 Dec 2017, 4:05am Updated Supplement boosts memory in stroke survivors
Researchers from Nanjing University in China found ginkgo bilboa improves stroke sufferers' attention, reflexes and language skills in as little as 12 weeks when taken with aspirin, which thins the blood.
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Herbal remedy for stroke recovery? 19 Dec 2017, 2:51am Herbal remedy for stroke recovery?
Researchers claim ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke but experts say the evidence is weak.
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 Will new pill to stop a clot save me from a stroke?  18 Dec 2017, 9:02pm Updated Will new pill to stop a clot save me from a stroke? 
I have recently been prescribed Pradaxa to prevent clots and have been told there is a 3 per cent chance of me having a stroke. Is this a high risk, asks Lionel Jenkins, New Zealand
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 Piece of cheese a day slashes heart attack and stroke risk 1 Dec 2017, 8:51pm Updated Piece of cheese a day slashes heart attack and stroke risk
Consuming a certain portion size daily can slash chances of heart disease by 14%, found Soochow University in China. This same amount could lower the risk of a stroke by 10%.
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Ask Well: Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack? 24 Nov 2017, 6:00am Ask Well: Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?
Physicians use a number of different factors to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
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 Virtual reality therapy can treat stroke patients 15 Nov 2017, 6:59pm Virtual reality therapy can treat stroke patients
A study from Denmark used virtual reality therapy for stroke patients and found it produced the same improvements in arm, hand and finger movement as standard physical therapy.
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 Drinking coffee lowers risk of heart failure and stroke 13 Nov 2017, 5:59pm Updated Drinking coffee lowers risk of heart failure and stroke
Adding an extra cup a day can decrease the risk of stroke by eight percent and heart failure by seven percent, new research from the University of Colorado shows.
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 People taking statins are less likely to die early 12 Nov 2017, 7:24pm People taking statins are less likely to die early
Patients who take statins after suffering a heart attack or stroke are almost 25 per cent less likely to have another one or to die early, researchers at the Heart Institute in Utah have found.
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 Indian man suffers a stroke after neck massage 7 Nov 2017, 8:20am Indian man suffers a stroke after neck massage
Doctors at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Punjab, have blamed the 'repeated' massages to be the 'trigger factor' of the unidentified patient's stroke.
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 Girl suffered a pediatric stroke in New Hampshire 11 Oct 2017, 6:12pm Girl suffered a pediatric stroke in New Hampshire
Michelle Ostaudelafont, 20, from New Hampshire suffered a stroke when she was 17 years old. Before her stroke, she was healthy and active. She had to go through therapy to regain mobility on her left side.
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 20-year-old girl suffered a pediatric stroke 11 Oct 2017, 6:02pm 20-year-old girl suffered a pediatric stroke
Michelle Ostaudelafont, 20, from New Hampshire suffered a stroke when she was 17 years old. Before her stroke, she was healthy and active. She had to go through therapy to regain mobility on her left side.
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Diagnosis: All Signs Pointed to a Stroke. Then the Tests Come Back Negative. 26 Sep 2017, 5:00am Diagnosis: All Signs Pointed to a Stroke. Then the Tests Come Back Negative.
When, at 94, she suddenly found it difficult to speak and swallow, the doctors had to explore more unusual possibilities.
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 Russian woman spent 17 years with 12-inch tube in stomach 20 Sep 2017, 10:14am Russian woman spent 17 years with 12-inch tube in stomach
The unidentified patient, 50, from Ulan-Ude, close to the Mongolian border, had the rubber tube put in after suffering a stroke in 2000. It was designed to keep her fed in intensive care.
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 Canadian woman mistook a stroke for an intense migraine 19 Sep 2017, 7:23pm Canadian woman mistook a stroke for an intense migraine
Carly White (left), 27, from Carmanville, Canada, thought she had a migraine on July 30. Her husband Nathanael (right) took her to the hospital the next day. He soon learned his wife had had a stroke.
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 Girl, 27, mistook a stroke for an intense migraine 19 Sep 2017, 6:32pm Girl, 27, mistook a stroke for an intense migraine
Carly White (left), 27, from Carmanville, Canada, thought she had a migraine on July 30. Her husband Nathanael (right) took her to the hospital the next day. He soon learned his wife had had a stroke.
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 Unconscious terminally ill mother had baby at 24-weeks-old 8 Sep 2017, 4:38pm Unconscious terminally ill mother had baby at 24-weeks-old
Carrie DeKlyen, 37, chose to forgo cancer treatment to have her daughter, Life. She has terminal brain cancer. The cancer caused a stroke that left the Michigan mom unconscious before she had her baby.
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 Stroke survivors are at double the risk of cancer 7 Sep 2017, 10:52am Stroke survivors are at double the risk of cancer
In two thirds of cases, the disease has already spread around the body, known as metastasis - making the cancer deadlier, according to a team of Spanish researchers.
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 Melbourne woman loses half weight eating six meals a day 6 Sep 2017, 4:37am Melbourne woman loses half weight eating six meals a day
Two years ago, Marnie Benney, of Melbourne, was told by doctors that if she didn't get her ever-increasing weight under control she was a prime candidate for diabetes, stroke or a heart attack.
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 NHS cuts funding for umbrella-like device for stroke 5 Sep 2017, 10:43am Updated NHS cuts funding for umbrella-like device for stroke
Plugging a hole in the heart with an umbrella-like device can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, new studies show. 
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 Speed increases risk of stroke within hours or days of use 4 Sep 2017, 10:53am Updated Speed increases risk of stroke within hours or days of use
Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure, making users more susceptible to a hemorrhagic stroke, found a study by the University of New South Wales in Australia.
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 Magnesium cream could combat high blood pressure 1 Sep 2017, 11:52am Updated Magnesium cream could combat high blood pressure
Magnesium creams could be used as an alternative to medication to combat high blood pressure, a University of Hertfordshire study has found. Hypertension raises risk of heart disease and stroke.
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 Being fit in middle-age is as good as exercising in youth 28 Aug 2017, 5:00pm Being fit in middle-age is as good as exercising in youth
The findings, by experts in Norway, offer hope that it is not too late to get fit to the millions of middle-aged people in Britain who do very little exercise. Around 100,000 people have a stroke each year in the UK.
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 Cannabis protects you from a stroke, study claims 16 Aug 2017, 8:04pm Updated Cannabis protects you from a stroke, study claims
The researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas found blood flow in the putamen - an area of the brain associated with reward, learning and habits - was greater in users than nonusers.
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Stroke Risk Declining in Men but Not Women 14 Aug 2017, 11:18pm Updated Stroke Risk Declining in Men but Not Women
Stroke has been considered a male disease, but it is very prevalent in women too, with a high risk of disability and death.
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 One e-cig puff increases the risk of a heart attack 14 Aug 2017, 5:06pm Updated One e-cig puff increases the risk of a heart attack
Researchers from West Virginia University found that after just five minutes of vape exposure, mice's arteries narrow by 30 percent within an hour. Narrow arteries can result in heart attacks or stroke.
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 Quitting statins raises risk of a second stroke  3 Aug 2017, 9:22am Updated Quitting statins raises risk of a second stroke 
The papers, published today by the American Heart Association, lay bare a worrying trend that could be hampering efforts to curb strokes, the fifth-biggest killer in the US.
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 Eating a small amount of chcolate reduces risk of stroke 1 Aug 2017, 8:57am Updated Eating a small amount of chcolate reduces risk of stroke
Experts from Boston found a regular chocolate treat slashes our risk of an abnormal heart rhythm linked with stroke by 20%. It contains flavanols which promote healthy blood vessel function.
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 Higher dementia risk associated with risk for a stroke 31 Jul 2017, 3:38pm Higher dementia risk associated with risk for a stroke
Risk factors for a stroke and dementia could be linked and most common in the southern United States, a new study claims.
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 Harvard robotic exosuits could help stroke sufferers walk 26 Jul 2017, 4:35pm Updated Harvard robotic exosuits could help stroke sufferers walk
Lightweight robotic machines have been created that could help patients walk after experiencing a stroke, new prototypes developed at Harvard University have revealed.
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 Butterfly device MobiusHD can cut the risk of stroke 16 Jul 2017, 2:30pm Butterfly device MobiusHD can cut the risk of stroke
The MobiusHD sits in a branch of one of the carotid arteries. It is a featherlight, four-sided wire cage and has been able to improve patients’ prospects where medication had failed.
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 Brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days 11 Jul 2017, 2:07pm Updated Brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days
Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors saved the embryos as their hearts continued to beat.
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 Listening to music changes your brain structure 11 Jul 2017, 9:16am Updated Listening to music changes your brain structure
Scientists at Edinburgh University hopes that future studies will determine whether music can help with special kinds of motor rehabilitation programmes, such as after a stroke.
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 Brain dead pregnant woman, 21, was kept alive for 123 days 11 Jul 2017, 6:12am Updated Brain dead pregnant woman, 21, was kept alive for 123 days
Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors saved the embryos as their hearts continued to beat.
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 Florida study finds late menopause lowers risk of stroke 4 Jul 2017, 10:53am Florida study finds late menopause lowers risk of stroke
Researchers from the University of Florida found that having a 36-to-40 'reproductive year' span is the most protective against heart disease. Estrogen has previously been shown to keep vessels flexible.
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 Children with a higher IQ live longer, say scientists 29 Jun 2017, 4:55pm Updated Children with a higher IQ live longer, say scientists
Smarter children are less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, dementia and certain cancers, a University of Edinburgh study has found. They are more likely to not smoke and do more exercise.
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Smart Kids Live Longer 28 Jun 2017, 6:30pm Smart Kids Live Longer
Lower scores on childhood intelligence tests were associated with death from heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and lung and stomach cancers.
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 Fat teenagers are more likely to suffer stroke as an adult 28 Jun 2017, 5:34pm Fat teenagers are more likely to suffer stroke as an adult
Swedish scientists found for every two-point increase in body mass index (BMI) from eight to 20, men were 20 per cent more likely to have a stroke.
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 Breastfeeding for a year reduces chances of heart attack 21 Jun 2017, 8:30pm Breastfeeding for a year reduces chances of heart attack
Researchers from Oxford University found that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the cardiovascular health benefit appears to be. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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 Horse riding may help stroke survivors recover 16 Jun 2017, 7:12pm Updated Horse riding may help stroke survivors recover
The research, by experts in Sweden and Australia, also found a therapy in which patients beat their hands and feet to music was beneficial, although only to half the degree of the horse riding lessons.
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 Why suffering a stroke may turn you into an alcoholic 1 Jun 2017, 9:40am Why suffering a stroke may turn you into an alcoholic
Researchers from Texas A&M College of Medicine found rats choose alcohol over water after a stroke. This may explain why sufferers often struggle to abstain despite medical advice.
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 Preeclampsia increases stroke risk six fold 31 May 2017, 9:05am Preeclampsia increases stroke risk six fold
Two thirds of preeclampsia-related strokes occur after birth when the mother has gone home, a team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center warn.
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 Ear lobe crease is tell-tale sign of a stroke 29 May 2017, 4:04am Updated Ear lobe crease is tell-tale sign of a stroke
Having diagonal creases across your ear lobes may mean you are at increased risk of suffering a stroke, according to new research.
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 10 stroke patients regain control of their paralyzed hands 26 May 2017, 6:23pm 10 stroke patients regain control of their paralyzed hands
The machine, developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, targets a small part of the brain that is needed to send the first 'movement signal' to our fingers.
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Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart 23 May 2017, 6:30pm Updated Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Eating chocolate may lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and heart failure.
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Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 8 Diseases 19 May 2017, 4:18pm Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 8 Diseases
High red meat consumption increased the rate of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease and liver disease.
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Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 9 Diseases 15 May 2017, 3:59pm Red Meat Increases Risk of Dying From 9 Diseases
High red meat consumption increased the rate of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease and liver disease.
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 Britain faces epidemic of strokes as we live longer 11 May 2017, 4:28pm Britain faces epidemic of strokes as we live longer
The number of Britons suffering a stroke is expected to increase 44 per cent by 2035, significantly higher than the European average of 34 per cent, and driven by an ageing population.
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 A simple blood test could detect YOUR stroke risk 11 May 2017, 3:36pm Updated A simple blood test could detect YOUR stroke risk
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found stroke sufferers have 1.86mg per liter of the protein in their blood versus just 1.80mg per liter in women who have not had the disorder.
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 Majority of salt in our diet comes from restaurants 8 May 2017, 5:52pm Majority of salt in our diet comes from restaurants
Study suggests most of the salt in our diet comes from takeaways and eating out, rather than the salt shaker at the table. Too much salt increases risk of heart disease and stroke.
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 Wiltshire teenager, 14, was suffering a STROKE  7 May 2017, 7:12pm Wiltshire teenager, 14, was suffering a STROKE 
Alex Doran from Salisbury in Wiltshire collapsed at home while getting dressed for school. He felt a sharp pain his head, his eyes were rolling and he began vomiting.
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Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke 26 Apr 2017, 1:25pm Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke
People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.
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 New warning on deadly nanoparticles from diesel fumes 26 Apr 2017, 11:23am Updated New warning on deadly nanoparticles from diesel fumes
Edinburgh University experts say nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into the bloodstream and reach the cardiovascular system where they increase the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.
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 New warning on diesel fumes 26 Apr 2017, 8:25am Updated New warning on diesel fumes
Edinburgh University experts say nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into the bloodstream and reach the cardiovascular system where they increase the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.
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 Brotherly love and the stroke victim healed by his family 25 Apr 2017, 2:41pm Updated Brotherly love and the stroke victim healed by his family
David Dow, from North Carolina, had a massive stroke at the age of ten. Brother Dr Mike Dow, a psychotherapist, wrote a book with David about recovery. It was caused by Moyamoya disease.
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 Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia 20 Apr 2017, 8:33pm Updated Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia
The Boston University study of almost 4,400 adults suggests diet drinks are more likely to cause strokes and dementia than those full of sugar.
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 Expectant mother is cured of Lyme disease by her baby 20 Apr 2017, 5:14am Expectant mother is cured of Lyme disease by her baby
Celeste Clancy, 28, from, Georgia, contracted Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick during a trip two years ago. It caused her to suffer from uncontrollable shaking and stroke-like symptoms.
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 Unemployed people at higher risk of having a stroke 14 Apr 2017, 11:28am Updated Unemployed people at higher risk of having a stroke
The stress of not having a consistent income to provide for themselves or not could also explain the findings, Japanese experts suggest. Stress is a well-known risk factor of the fatal blood clots.
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 Toyota unveils robotic leg that lets paralysed people walk 12 Apr 2017, 7:40am Toyota unveils robotic leg that lets paralysed people walk
Toyota demonstrated the robotic leg, known as The Welwalk WW-1000, at its Tokyo headquarters on Wednesday. The robot assistant could help older people left partially paralysed after a stroke.
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 Gothenburg finds being tall can increase risk of stroke 7 Apr 2017, 5:29am Gothenburg finds being tall can increase risk of stroke
Tall women are more likely to have a stroke or heart failure, according to scientists from the University of Gothenburg. Their larger heart chambers can disrupt the organ's rhythm, causing disease.
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1 Apr 2017, 6:06pm Updated China finds link between insomnia and heart attack
Chinese researchers found those who struggled to stay asleep had an 11 per cent greater risk of a deadly cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke.
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Spider venom may offer stroke therapy 21 Mar 2017, 5:12am Updated Spider venom may offer stroke therapy
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.
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 Drugs guided by magnets change how stroke patients treated 13 Mar 2017, 7:17am Drugs guided by magnets change how stroke patients treated
Biochemists have combined clot-busting drugs with magnetic particles to create ‘nanospheres’ of medication which can be directed to precise points in the body.
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Ask Well: Mediterranean Diet vs. Statins to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke? 10 Mar 2017, 6:00am Ask Well: Mediterranean Diet vs. Statins to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke?
The Mediterranean diet helps even if you are taking statins and, along with other benefits, might help avoid the need for statins altogether.
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 Marijuana increases your risk of a stroke, study warns 9 Mar 2017, 5:47pm Marijuana increases your risk of a stroke, study warns
A new study has found that that smoking marijuana can increase your risk of a stroke or heart failure. The drug was also linked to other cardiovascular factors such as obesity, smoking and alcohol use.
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 Diet of salty fast food causes half of US diabetes deaths 7 Mar 2017, 6:37pm Diet of salty fast food causes half of US diabetes deaths
A new study from Tufts University found diet to be the cause behind half of all heart disease, stroke and diabetes deaths. Researchers warn that these habits pose health and economic burdens.
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 You can be fat AND healthy 2 Mar 2017, 4:23am You can be fat AND healthy
A major study by Dutch scientists has concluded that exercise reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, regardless of someone’s body mass index (BMI).
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 Exercise increases your chances of surviving a stroke 25 Feb 2017, 1:03pm Updated Exercise increases your chances of surviving a stroke
Using mice, University of North Carolina researchers found the loss of collateral vessels in old age is prevented by exercise. This can reduce the severity of a potentially deadly stroke, they say.
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 E-cigarettes users may be at risk of a STROKE 25 Feb 2017, 12:02pm E-cigarettes users may be at risk of a STROKE
In a study on mice, exposure to the chemicals in the popular gadgets increased the risk of deadly blood clots, according to researchers from Texas Tech University, Amarillo.
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 Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg 22 Feb 2017, 11:16pm Updated Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg
Imperial researchers say fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.
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 Drug used to treat arthritis could save stroke patients 18 Feb 2017, 5:24pm Drug used to treat arthritis could save stroke patients
British doctors are trialling the use of a rheumatoid arthritis drug which targets the inflammatory process in the brain caused by stroke in the same way it treats inflammation in an arthritic joint.
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 Everything you need to know if your loved one has a STROKE 14 Feb 2017, 8:27am Updated Everything you need to know if your loved one has a STROKE
British broadcaster Andrew Marr suffered a stroke at the age of 53 that left him temporarily unable to speak and paralysed down the left side. In a new BBC documentary, he investigates treatments.
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 Women who hit puberty early TWICE as likely to have stroke 8 Feb 2017, 6:28pm Updated Women who hit puberty early TWICE as likely to have stroke
An early puberty can lead to a reduced amount of oxygen reaching the brain, causing the death of tissue and leading to a potentially deadly stroke, Japanese experts have warned.
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 Sarah Porter from Maine describes having stroke at age 20 3 Feb 2017, 4:27pm Sarah Porter from Maine describes having stroke at age 20
Sarah Porter, from Maine, was 20, sat in math class, when she suffered her first stroke. Now she has survived two strokes and two brain surgeries - and is working for the surgeon who saved her life.
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Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved 31 Jan 2017, 11:01am Updated Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved
Researchers had suspected that heat stroke, infections or pesticides were behind a disease that killed about 40 percent of children affected, but it seems lychees were to blame.
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 Portuguese man says staff forced him to stay in hospital 24 Jan 2017, 5:38pm Updated Portuguese man says staff forced him to stay in hospital
Adriano Guedes was admitted to the James Paget Hospital in Norfolk following a stroke in August 2014. But he was removed after the hospital obtained a court order on January 10 this year.
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Stroke survivor: Virtual Reality helped me walk again 16 Jan 2017, 2:51pm Stroke survivor: Virtual Reality helped me walk again
Shannon Mackey has been using virtual reality physiotherapy sessions to help learn to walk again after suffering a stroke.
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 Migraine sufferers are at high risk of having a stroke during surgery, study finds 12 Jan 2017, 9:09pm Migraine sufferers are at high risk of having a stroke during surgery, study finds
Despite being viewed as a benign condition, having a migraine also increases the chances of being readmitted to hospital, a new study by Harvard Medical School discovered.
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 Sunderland mother-of-three suffered three strokes all triggered by her PREGNANCY  2 Jan 2017, 11:34am Sunderland mother-of-three suffered three strokes all triggered by her PREGNANCY 
Julie Foster (pictured), from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, first realised she suffered a stroke while she was expecting her third child Oliver in 2013.
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Well: Is Hot Yoga Good for You? 16 Dec 2016, 6:00am Well: Is Hot Yoga Good for You?
Hot yoga, done in a hot room, may have health benefits, but it can also lead to dehydration or heat stroke.
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 Unmarried adults are 70% more likely to die from a stroke 15 Dec 2016, 1:22pm Updated Unmarried adults are 70% more likely to die from a stroke
Experts at Duke University in North Carolina, suspect that a key reason married people tend to do better following a stroke is simply because they have someone to look after them.
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Customer wins £90k after shampoo and rinse causes stroke 12 Dec 2016, 7:18pm Customer wins £90k after shampoo and rinse causes stroke
A man from Brighton has received £90,000 in compensation from a hair salon after doctors said his shampoo and rinse gave him a stroke.
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Stretched neck 12 Dec 2016, 8:33am Stretched neck
What is the stroke risk from having your hair washed in a salon?
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Stay Optimistic, Live Longer? 7 Dec 2016, 4:00pm Stay Optimistic, Live Longer?
Increasing levels of optimism were tied to decreasing risks of death from cancer, heart disease, stroke and infections.
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 Woman suffers rare side effect from fertility treatment that led to a stroke 2 Dec 2016, 10:57pm Updated Woman suffers rare side effect from fertility treatment that led to a stroke
Emma Raven, from Netherton, Liverpool, has been left with balance problems, eyesight difficulties and struggles to hear as a result of her stroke - which doctors say was caused by IVF.
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 Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer and heart disease risk 30 Nov 2016, 4:41pm Updated Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer and heart disease risk
The findings by USC contradict FDA fears that older Americans face an increased risk of stroke and bleeding in the brain and stomach if they take aspirin daily.
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Stroke Rates Rising in Younger People 29 Nov 2016, 5:17pm Stroke Rates Rising in Younger People
Stroke rates have been declining in older people over the past 20 years — but have sharply increased in those under 55.
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 Man, 57, suffered stroke 15 minutes after finishing an energy drink 28 Nov 2016, 5:58pm Updated Man, 57, suffered stroke 15 minutes after finishing an energy drink
The 57-year-old, from Alabama, was hospitalized feeling shaky, with tingling and numbness in his right arm and leg. A CT scan revealed he had suffered a small but life-threatening brain hemorrhage.
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 Gum disease is a sign of erectile dysfunction, study warns 26 Nov 2016, 12:57pm Updated Gum disease is a sign of erectile dysfunction, study warns
Chronic bacterial infection of the gums carries a high risk of cardiovascular disease and inflammation, which in turn have been tied stroke and hardening of the arteries, and erectile dysfunction.
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Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Stroke Risk 23 Nov 2016, 8:00pm Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Stroke Risk
Heavier drinking, however, increased the risk of stroke.
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 Patients at risk of heart disease are not getting the drugs they need 19 Nov 2016, 2:23pm Updated Patients at risk of heart disease are not getting the drugs they need
Just under half of stroke patients were not prescribed statins and a quarter were not given anti-hypertensive drugs, researchers from the University of Birmingham found.
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 Women with a history of imigraines are at double the risk of having a stroke 15 Nov 2016, 7:00pm Women with a history of imigraines are at double the risk of having a stroke
A two-decade study of 115,000 women, by Harvard University researchers, found that those who complained of migraines were 50 per cent more likely to develop major heart problems.
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14 Nov 2016, 2:52am One in three NHS hospitals are failing their stroke patients
Thirty-two per cent of hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were given the bottom two grades of D or E for their stroke care between April and July this year.
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11 Nov 2016, 8:39pm Updated Stressing about work-life balance is WORSE for your health 
An Oregon State study warns 'repetitive thought' - on top of an imperfect life balance - increases our risk of higher blood pressure, depression, and stress, leading to a stroke or diabetes.
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10 Nov 2016, 9:28am Woman who sounded CHINESE after suffering a stroke says accent is returning
Sarah Colwill, 41, , of Plymouth, lost her strong Devon drawl overnight following a stroke seven years ago in one of only 20 known cases of Foreign Accent Syndrome worldwide.
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31 Oct 2016, 1:40am Noise can make you FAT, stressed and more likely to have a stroke
Noise pollution is one of the most pressing threats to public health and is responsible for things like stress, sleep problems, heart disease and strokes - and can even make Britons fat.
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24 Oct 2016, 5:35pm Updated How your short temper and road rage could be making you SERIOUSLY ill: Long-lasting anger can cause infection and heart disease
A study published in the European Heart Journal found that a single angry outburst increases the risk of a heart attack nearly fivefold and triples the risk of a stroke. This risk can remain for up to two hours.
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24 Oct 2016, 11:11am Young pregnant women have HIGHER risk of stroke than older mothers-to-be, study reveals 
Women aged 25-34 are more likely to have a pregnancy-associated stroke than anyone else, according to Columbia University. Pregnant women aged over 45 have the lowest risk.
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23 Oct 2016, 7:31am Snorers saved from stroke risk thanks to a heart umbrella
The umbrella operation is being trialled by specialists at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, and involves a catheter being navigated through the blood vessels towards a patient's heart.
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10 Oct 2016, 8:37am Updated Have YOU got high blood pressure? Revealed, 7 things you should either eat or avoid to lower it
High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Now, three experts from the University of Newcastle, Australia reveal how to lower it.
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2 Oct 2016, 1:39am Cut the risk of stroke or a heart attack - with a dash of cider vinegar every day  
Dr James Brown, of Aston University in Birmingham, who made the discovery, said: ‘Britain has among the highest cholesterol levels in the world.'
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24 Sep 2016, 1:36pm Preoccupations: What I Learned From a Stroke at 26: Make Time to Untangle
After a stroke at work, an employee at a venture-backed start-up learns to adjust his professional priorities and take a break from the daily sprint.
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6 Sep 2016, 5:00am The Migraine Trust reveal why women are more prone to get migraines
This June, a study in the British Medical Journal found those with migraine headaches had a 50 per cent higher risk of having or dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.
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