Stroke From Smoking Is Gender Blind
There is no doubt about it — smoking is hard on the body. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. Smoking cigarettes can increase anyone's risk of having a stroke.
Watch Your Head: Stroke After Brain Injury
About one in 53 Americans suffers a traumatic brain injury each year. This damage in the head may trigger an additional health problem: an increased likelihood of having a stroke.
PTSD After Having A Stroke
Having a stroke can be a traumatic event in a person’s life. There may even be a risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after having a stroke.
Stroke Signs Warn of Brain Trouble Ahead
Even without having a stroke, people can have slight or fleeting stroke symptoms. Although some can seem harmless, these signs can be linked to thinking and memory problems to come.
Stroke Risk Doubles in Depressed Women
Maintaining good mental health has been shown to protect cardiovascular health. For middle-aged women, controlling depression may play a key role in preventing stroke.
Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher has Died
Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female British Prime Minister, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 87.
Vascular Health Test For Dementia Risk
Sometimes, certain medical tools are found to do more than they were intended. For example, one test for heart disease and stroke may also come in handy when assessing dementia risk.
Stroke Strikes Again with Dementia
When a patient suffers a stroke, he or she has a significant risk of having another one down the road. Knowing which symptoms can predict the second stroke can help docs and families prepare.
Vitamin B May Not Be a Brain Booster
High levels of an amino acid in the blood may slow down the mind. Vitamin B, however, has been shown to decrease this amino acid and improve brain function.
Antioxidants for the Brain
Antioxidants - which are found in foods like soy products, coffee and fruits - have been shown to be healthy substances for the body. Researchers wanted to see if they could also lower risk of dementia and stroke.