Health News

Sodium Slayers Face Less Stroke Risk
High salt intake, regardless of a diagnosis of hypertension , has been shown to increase risk of ischemic (blood clot) stroke, according to a new study.
Stroke Strikes More Young Patients
It seems that old folks are passing something on to the younger generation, but it's somehting young folks really, really don't want; strokes!
This Word Isn't on the Street
The number of stroke patients with a history of street drug use has risen more than nine fold in the past 13 years, according to a new study from the University of Cincinnati.
An Uptick in Ticker-Related Events
Strokes are predicted to increase in Mexican-Americans in the coming decades from about 26,000 in 2010 to more than 125,000 in 2050 -- a 350 percent increase.
No Place Like Home
Home-based therapy seems to work as well as treadmill therapy in a physical therapy setting for recovering stroke patients, according to a new study from Duke University.
Death by Diet Soda?
A new study shows that diet soda drinkers may not be be better off opting for the zero- or low-calorie drinks compared to their sugar-swilling counterparts.
Risky Business
According to new research, treating mild strokes with a blood-clot busting drug designed for severe stroke could reduce disability in patients and save $200 million per year in disability costs.
The Poor Just Got Poorer
Poorer patients have more ischemic strokes (strokes resulting from blockages in blood vessels) than affluent patients, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
Stroke of Genius?
Brain devastation resulting from stroke and head trauma is often due to the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate . A new method of therapy may prevent this from happening.