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Another Surprising Reason You Should Get a Flu Shot

February 11, 2016

Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk.


Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

February 8, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore pinpointed these regions by studying the brains of 33 stroke patients who lost the ability to spell. Their spelling struggles were […]


Depression May Boost Seniors’ Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.
The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. Participants were assessed again two, four and […]


New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

February 1, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment puts people at greater risk of stroke.
For people 60 and older, a U.S. panel in 2014 recommended raising the blood pressure rate at which […]


Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Being in good shape may improve a person’s chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.
“We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to survival after a first heart attack,” said study author Dr. Michael Blaha. He is […]


Fitness Linked to Better Survival After First Heart Attack

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Being in good shape may improve a person’s chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.
“We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to survival after a first heart attack,” said study author Dr. Michael Blaha. He is […]


Women’s Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men’s, and Can Be Deadlier

January 26, 2016

Heart attacks in women often have different causes and symptoms than those in men, and they’re deadlier, too.


Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for ‘Previously Dependent’ Stroke Patients

January 22, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Intravenous clot-busting treatment might benefit stroke patients who needed help with daily living before their stroke, a new study suggests.
Stroke patients who already required daily living assistance are often left out of clinical trials of clot-busting treatment, the researchers said. With little information to go on, doctors might […]


Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a ‘Hole in His Heart’?

January 21, 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A century ago, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was a key figure in the race to explore Antarctica. Now, two expert physicians believe he may have done so while battling a hidden foe: a congenital heart defect.
Shackleton made the first crossing of the mountains and glaciers on the […]


Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds

January 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Younger black people are three times more likely to have a stroke than their white peers, but they may not be at greater risk for a second stroke, new research suggests.
“The interaction between black race and age appears to be remarkably different for the risk of first versus […]



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