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Clot-busting nanocapsule could ‘revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment’

A new study suggests that using nanocapsules to precisely target activated clotting platelets with clot-busting drugs could revolutionize the treatment of stroke and heart attack. A report on the research, led by the University of Melbourne and the Baker IDI … Continue reading

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Young girl’s blinding headaches blamed on periods actually a STROKE

Budding dancer Georgia Smith, 13, was suffering a bad headache in January. When the headache returned, accompanied by projectile vomiting, she visited the doctor. They believed she was suffering from a migraine and the school girl was sent home with … Continue reading

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Doctors refused to believe I’d had a stroke at 17

WHEN 17-year-old Bethany Sinfield woke in the middle of the night unable to swallow she staggered from her bedroom to wake her parents. “I was really panicking, my head was throbbing and I was losing all feeling down the left … Continue reading

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Unhealthy lifestyle can knock 23 years off lifespan

The true cost of an unhealthy lifestyle of little exercise, poor diet and smoking has been quantified by scientists who found that it can reduce lifespan by 23 years. People who develop largely preventable conditions like heart disease, stroke and … Continue reading

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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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