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Discontinuing Statins following a stroke increases risk of a recurrent stroke

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Researchers recommend patients who have had their first ischemic stroke to not stop taking statins. In this new research, it was found that people who discontinued statin treatment 3-6 months following their first ischemic stroke had a significantly greater risk of suffering a recurrent stroke within 12 months. What’s more, these patients also had a […]

Increased Levels of a Protein Linked to Greater Stroke Risk in Women

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Increased levels of a particular protein in the blood might indicate an increased risk of ischemic stroke, concludes a recently-published study. In the study the researchers noticed that increased level of beta-2 microglublin was associated with greater ischemic stroke risk in women. Ischemic stroke is more common than any other stroke type and occurs when […]

Peptide Hi1a Offers Protection against Brain Damage By Stroke

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

New research has found the peptide Hi1a to be effective in helping prevent brain damage because of stroke. The peptide Hi1a is obtained from the venom of the funnel web spider. It works by blocking ion channels present in the patient’s brain. These channels play an important role in brain damage after ischemic stroke, which […]

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked With Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Proton pump inhibitors are a class of medicines usually prescribed for treatment of heartburn, that is, chest pain due to flushing back of stomach acid in the esophagus. However, a new study claims that proton pump inhibitors are linked with a higher risk of ischemic stroke. PPIs reduce the acid amount that the stomach produces […]

Anemia Might Increase Death Risk in Adult Stroke Patients

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Older adults who have experienced a stroke and also have anemia might have an increased risk of death, according to a new study. Nearly 800,000 individuals suffer a stroke every year in the US. Stroke is ranked as fifth leading cause of death in America. It is also the number one cause of long-term disability. […]

Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Stroke Risk and Poorer Stroke Recovery

Friday, August 5th, 2016

People with sleep disorders are more likely to suffer a stroke than those without. What’s more, recovery from stroke is likely to be slower in someone with a sleep disorder compared to someone who sleeps adequately. These are the findings of a new study. Earlier research had hinted at a connection between the two, that […]

Staying Physically Fit in Your 40s can Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

A new study has revealed that adults who stay fit in their midlife have a considerably lower risk of suffering from stroke later in life. Exercising regularly is a key factor in preventing stroke, which is ranked as one of the main causes of long-term disability as well as death in America.  It is estimated […]

Loneliness linked with increased risk of heart disease and stroke

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

A stressful job is a huge risk factor for heart disease and stroke—and so is anxiety. New research reveals isolation and loneliness are equally bad from heart’s health point of view. Obesity and physical inactivity are known to reduce lifespan. Researchers have also come up with data that shows how many other factors affect health […]

SSRIs Might Not Increase Risk of Heart Problems

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs for short) belong to a class of antidepressants and are commonly used as first line of treatment of depression. Many suspect that SSRIs increase the risk of cardiovascular event, like heart attack. However, a recent study suggests this might not be the case. People suffering from depression are likely to […]

Stroke Rate In Young Adults Is Increasing

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The incidence rate of stroke in individuals under the age of 55 of age is rising. Two biggest factors contributing to it are high cholesterol levels and obesity. While the number of deaths due to stroke is on the decline in the developed countries, stroke rate in younger people in these countries is in fact […]

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