Monthly Archives: July 2015

Secondhand smoke increases stroke risk by 30 percent for nonsmokers

Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 19 deaths in the U.S. and it is a leading cause of disability. A new study published in the American Journal … Continue reading

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Small Brain Lesions Equal Big Stroke, Big Mortality Risk

Very small (<3 mm) brain lesions, which are often dismissed as benign, more than triple the risk for stroke and stroke-related death in asymptomatic middle-aged and older adults with no history of clinical stroke, new research shows. As well, the … Continue reading

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How two glasses of cranberry juice a day could cut your risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes

Drinking two glasses of cranberry juice a day may cut your risk of suffering a stroke or heart disease, research suggests. Cranberries contain polyphenols, protective compounds that support the body’s natural defences. The 56 participants in the study, conducted by … Continue reading

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American Heart Association Stroke Guidelines Support Using Stent Retrieval Device

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 are caused … Continue reading

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