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Drug cuts bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels

London - A new breakthrough medication is being heralded by medics as a potential life-saver. The innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol significantly.

New detector leads to early atherosclerosis detection

A new, non-invasive method to assess inflammation has been developed. The aim is to use the device for the early identification of atherosclerotic plaques before they rupture. Early detection helps to treat heart disease.

Essential Science: Heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Copenaghen - A recent concern has been raised about heartburn drugs and a connection to an increased risk of stroke. This follows earlier studies linking this type of medication to dementia, kidney and heart problems. Digital Journal looks into the issue.

Blood flow patterns provide stroke predictions

The shape and flow of blood through the heart can acts as model to predict the likelihood of a person developing a stroke, according to a new medical study.

Do eggs really help to reduce stroke risk?

Eggs have had a bad press and a good press. Today the balance shifts towards the ‘good’, with research suggesting that around one egg per day reduces the risk of strokes. However, the study is not completely straightforward as Digital Journal reveals.

Key facts about strokes as Israel's Peres critical

Paris - The haemorrhagic stroke suffered by former Israeli president Shimon Peres is one of the most serious forms of stroke and can be fatal.

Animal study shows how omega-3s help to reduce stroke damage

Working with mice, researchers have shown that the effects of stroke triggered brain damage can be reduced following injections of omega-3 fatty acids.

Reversible blood thinner invented

To overcome the risks associated with the continued effects of blood thinners, medical scientists have developed a blood thinner that can be reversed.

How macrophages repair brain bleeding

The breaking of blood vessels can be the cause of significant risk, such as the triggering of strokes. One way the body addresses these is through macrophages and understanding this can help with stroke prevention.

Long-term link between shingles and stroke

New York City - A new study has drawn a connection between the virus that causes the skin rash shingles with an increased chance of suffering from a stroke in later life.

Sleeping aid helps with stroke recovery

A new study has found mice, conditioned to experience a stroke, recovered faster when given controlled doses of a sleeping aid called Zolpidem.

Can statins lower risk of artery atherosclerosis strokes?

Hiroshima - The results of a new Japanese study suggest statins could reduce the occurrence of strokes that occur due to larger artery atherosclerosis.

Diabetes drug effective for heart attacks and stroke

An established diabetes drug produced by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has been shown to be effective against cardiovascular diseases.

Seek, locate, destroy — Nanotech cleans up blood clots

Melbourne - Scientists have used nanoparticles to eliminate blood clots in the form of a field kit to be carried by medics on reaching the scene of a suspected heart attack or stroke case.

Mysterious illness kills Atlanta mother of two after day at pool

Atlanta - She was just out for a day of fun with her two young daughters at a local pool in mid-July, but the next morning, Stefanie Ballard woke up with nausea, fever, and a headache. She began losing muscle control and fell. Then partial paralysis set in.

Standing on one leg for 20 seconds can predict stroke risk

If you are unable to stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds, it can be a sign that you are at heightened risk of stroke, brain damage or reduced cognitive functioning.

Op-Ed: Palmer Chiropractic ire to AHA's claim 'neck adjustments-stroke' Special

Davenport - This past August, the American Heart Association issued statements to the press wishing to raise awareness of the potential risks when having a "neck adjustment" done by a chiropractor or other complimentary medicine professionals.

Artificial arteries to monitor blood clotting

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks can also be used to assess patients for the risk of blood clotting.

Cocaine raises stroke risk in young people

To add to the harm that cocaine can cause, a new study reports that use of the drug among young people can considerably increase their risk of suffering from a stroke.

CDC launches low salt campaign

The U.S. CDC has launched a campaign design to encourage people to use less salt with their food. This is part of the Agency’s strategy described as "Preventing Chronic Disease."

Type 2 diabetes? Short walk reduces heart attack and stroke risk

An international study suggests that walking for 20 minutes a day can dramatically reduce heart attack or stroke risk in those with precursor to Type 2 diabetes. The study looked at data from 9,300 people in 40 countries from the 'Navigator' trial.

Anti-stroke device in development

A device called the Watchman is in development. This is an implant designed to minimize the effect of strokes on the heart.

High tungsten levels double stroke risk

High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke, a new study suggests. The concern is with tungsten released into the environment.

New research: Older men — A long daily walk reduces stroke risk

New research is out about the health benefits of walking. To reduce the chances of suffering from a stroke, older men should increase their activity by taking long daily walks, not fast-paced power walking, according to the findings of a new study.

Study: Stroke victims show recovery after stem cell therapy

Five out of nine stroke victims at Glasgow's General Hospital, in their 60s, 70s and 80s, taking part in a preliminary clinical trial of a new treatment that involves injection of stem cells into the brain, have shown "mild to moderate" signs of recovery.

Rocky Horror Picture Show actor Tim Curry suffers a stroke

Los Angeles - English actor, singer, and composer Tim Curry has suffered a stroke at his home in Hollywood but is reported to be doing great.

Video: Margaret Thatcher dies at 87 following a stroke

Widely regarded as Britain’s best peacetime Prime Minister of the twentieth century and known as the ‘Iron Lady’, Baroness Thatcher has sadly passed away today.

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.

Study: Marijuana usage may raise stroke risk

Speaking with a reporter at the International Stroke Conference, Dr Alan Barber of the University of Auckland shared findings from a study that suggests a link between stroke and cannabis usage.

Stroke goggles and laptops could become gamechangers for disease

Baltimore - Strokes are one of the leading causes of death and up until now have required a CT scan or immediate medical attention to detect. The John Hopkins School of Medicine is testing a goggle and laptop device which could provide a new alternative.
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Worries on Twitter about the link between shift work and stroke.
Worries on Twitter about the link between shift work and stroke.
The connection between shift work and stroke has been alarming the Twitter community.
The connection between shift work and stroke has been alarming the Twitter community.
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Serene Branson  a reporter for KCBS in L.A.
Serene Branson, a reporter for KCBS in L.A.
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Dr. Christine Goertz  D.C.  PhD  Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer Chiropract...
Dr. Christine Goertz, D.C., PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer Chiropractic College made an official presentation the following day on Aug. 8, the day after the American Heart Association's statements on the potential risk of stroke due to neck adjustments. She said in rebuttal..."there’s absolutely no research that shows a cause-and-effect relationship between chiropractic care and stroke,”
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Clarence Clemons
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