Impaired Brain Function Paired With Stroke Risks
Stroke death rates are higher in eight Southern US states which were named the "Stroke Belt" back in the mid-1960s. Researchers have added a new risk factor to this region - cognitive (mental processing) decline.
In Dire Need of a Stroke of Awareness
We've all heard about the warning signs when it comes to strokes: numbness or loss of strength, loss of balance and difficulty speaking, vision problems and unusual headaches. But recent research shows they can be difficult for some to recall. Women were found to have an alarming lack of awareness about the signs of stroke according to a Canadian study.
Extinguishing Tobacco Deaths Around the World
Did you know that tobacco will kill 6 million people around the world this year? And by 2030, that number will be 8 million. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the fight against this epidemic.
The Highest of the High Risk
Diabetes can be scary. It can cause all sorts of health problems, as many patients face a high risk of early death from heart attack or stroke. Now, research shows that a common test could spot those patients with the highest risk of early death.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Know Your Risk
Do you know how fast you can run a mile? If not, maybe you should find out. It could let you know your risk of dying of heart attack or stroke.
Brain Aneurysms' 7 Deadly Sins
Coffee, exercise and sex? A new list of pleasurable activities that can raise the risk for rupturing a brain aneurysm. Researchers from the Netherlands published a new study identifing the "seven deadly activities."
Relearn to Move with Video Games
Video games aren't just for kids, they can be fun for adults too! But now it seems like video games can be more than just entertainment...they may be able to help stroke victims on their path to recovery.
When someone suffers a stroke, they need to get medical care as soon as possible. That's why it's scary to hear that so many people have strokes in the middle of the night when it's harder to get help.
Seeing Stroke with a Phone
Cell phones are not just for making calls or sending texts anymore. We can use them to find a restaurant, to look up that actor's name that was in that one movie with that one lady, or even to deposit our checks.
Simple Lifestyle Habits Help Strengthen and Maintain Your Brain
Use it or lose it. How many times have we heard that? Now we're learning that exercising and nourishing the brain are essential for keeping your mind fit and flexible. What's more, we now know that maintaining an agile mind doesn't have to be difficult or painful. In fact, it can be loads of fun.