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Strained spouse caregivers at higher stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Caregivers who feel they are straining under the burden of caring for a spouse with a chronic illness or disability are, themselves, at higher risk of stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers analyzed a study of […]

Getting the right amounts of sleep and regular exercise lower stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night and exercising 30 to 60 minutes, three to six times a week, are healthy behaviors that can greatly reduce adults’ stroke risk, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers used […]

Worsening migraines with hormone replacement linked to stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women experiencing worsening migraines while taking hormone replacement may face an increased risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers found that women who currently used hormone replacement and reported more severe migraines were 30 percent more […]

Number of strokes increase as pollution levels rise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Higher pollution levels were linked to a higher total number of strokes, and researchers said it reaffirmed the growing evidence that climate change and overall air quality contributes to cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

The study, […]

Uncertainties remain about link between marijuana and stroke risk

Suspicions that marijuana use may be associated with stroke attracted new attention this month following case reports on more than five dozen pot users. The report, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, stopped short of claiming proof of a cause-and-effect link, but the early conclusions still drew […]

Eating more fruits, vegetables may cut stroke risk worldwide

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to new research released Thursday.

Researchers found that stroke risk decreased by 32 percent with every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed daily.

The findings came from a […]

Cocaine greatly increases stroke risk within 24 hours of use

Cocaine greatly increases stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use, much more than other risk factors according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Cocaine users were six to seven times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke within 24 hours of using […]

Vitamin B supplements may modestly help reduce stroke for some people, study says

Taking vitamin B supplements might modestly reduce the risk of stroke for some people who don’t fit the typical profile for stroke, according to research analysis.

Fourteen clinical trials were reviewed by researchers at Zhengzhou University in China and found that Vitamin B lowered the risk of stroke for some […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Your eyes may give a peek into future stroke risk

Doctors may one day be able to peek into your future stroke risk by looking at a picture of your eyes.

In a new study, patients with damaged blood vessels and mild eye blood pressure on pictures of their retina were 35 percent more likely to suffer a stroke. Those […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke.

Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or mini-stroke than people who exercised less than once per week.
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