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      Tomatoes Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

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      Most of the major health problems in the USA, can be dramatically reduced with a healthier lifestyle. Another study points out the importance of eating healthy. A new study finds that eating tomatoes, which are high in the antioxidant lycopene, and tomato-based foods is associated with a lower risk of...
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      Early Menopause, Heart attack, and Stroke

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      Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study is...
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      Diet Soda Linked to 60 Percent Higher Risk of Vascular Problems

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      According to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2011, diet soda drinkers have a much higher risk of vascular events compared to those who don’t drink soda, The study, involving 2,564 people, found people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk...
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      Drug Pulled From the Market for Heart Attack Risks

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      Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull the weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) because clinical studies found rhe drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Approximately 8 million people worldwide take the drug, according to the FDA, ths includes about 100,000 Americans. “Meridia’s continued availability is not justified when...
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      Unlike FDA, British Regulators Take Avandia off the Market

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      Ending years of contoversy about the diabetes drug Avandia, the European Medicines Agency today took the step of stopping further use of the drug. An action teh U.S. FDA failed to take. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) “recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for the rosiglitazone-containing anti-diabetes medicines Avandia,...
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      Study Finds No Benefit from Acupuncture in Stroke Rehabilitation

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      Researchers from England and South Korea conducted a review of studies of th use of Acupuncture in stroke rehabilitation. This research involved a review of studies published in English language and Asian journals, and included just 10 studies with a total of 711 patients who had had strokes. The study...
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      Vitamin B3 Shows Early Promise in Treatment of Stroke

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      An early study suggests that vitamin B3 or niacin, a common water-soluble vitamin, may help improve neurological function after stroke, according researcher at Henry Ford Hospital. When rats with ischemic stroke were given niacin, their brains showed growth of new blood vessels, and sprouting of nerve cells which greatly improved...
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      Dark Chocolate May Reduce Your Stroke Risk

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      Chocolate lovers have another reason to love chocolate. Eating chocolate may lower your risk of having a stroke, according to an analysis of available research that will be released today and presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010. Another...
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      Analysis: Chocolate may reduce stroke risk – USA Today

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      Sawf News Analysis: Chocolate may reduce stroke riskUSA TodayJust in time for Valentine's Day, research out this week suggests eating chocolate may have a positive impact on stroke. Don't go buying too many heart boxes just yet, though, say the study authors. …Chocolate Chips Away at Stroke RiskWebMDSweet! Chocolate may...
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      Maternal Obesity Adds Lifetime of Health Risks to Baby

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      As if there are not enough reasons for obese people to lose weight, researchers report in the FASEB Journal that maternal obesity dramatically increases the risk of diseases related to inflammation: heart disease, stroke and more. In a study involving rats, researchers from Duke University found that obesity in mothers...
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      One Form of Natural Vitamin E Protects Brain After Stroke

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      Researchers form Ohio State University have found that a specific kind of vitamin E may be able to prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke by blocking the function of an enzyme in the brain with. The study use mouse brain cells and found that the tocotrienol form of...
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      A Mild Stroke May be a Warning Stroke

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      One out of every eight strokes is preceded by a “warning stroke,” which is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mild stroke, according to research published in journal Neurology®. “These results illustrate the need for better risk assessment tools for preventing strokes before they occur,” said study author Daniel G....
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      Lifestyle More Than Doubles Stroke Risk

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      People who lead unhealthy lifestyles are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke than those who eat and drink sensibly, don’t smoke, and take regular exercise, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal There is good evidence to suggest that lifestyle behaviours like smoking, physical activity...
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      Ginkgo Bilboa May Help Stoke Victims

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      Studies with mice suggest daily dose of the herbal remedy ginkgo may prevent brain cell damage after a stroke. Working with genetically engineered mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that daily doses of a standardized extract from the leaves of the natural remedy ginkgo tree can prevent or reduce...
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      Stoke Risk Increases With Antipsychotic Drugs

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      All types of antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of stroke All drugs used to treat psychosis are linked to an increased risk of stroke, and dementia sufferers are at double the risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Concerns about an increased risk of stroke among...
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      Study Halted: HRT Drug Increases Stroke Risk

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      According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, older women taking the drug tibolone to relieve menopausal symptoms have an increase their risk of stroke.  The drug used by women 60 and older say researchers. After 34 months into a study of the HRT drug...
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      Brain Tsunami

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      After a stroke, even unaffected areas of the brain are at risk – depolarization waves arise at the edges of the dead tissue and spread through the adjacent areas of the brain. If these waves are repeated, more cells die. This has previously been observed only in animal studies.  ...
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      More Money, Less Risk of Stroke?

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      Well, an interesting link between the more financially affluent and secure amongst us and a lesser risk of stroke, the many times diabling and deadly occurrence where a vessel breaks in the brain and oxygen is temporarily cut off.  I’m not really sure how exactly this link was determined, and...
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