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The challenge of caring for a stroke patient

Ted Baxter’s book “Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better,” describes the experience, including his wife’s loving involvement in his care.

Antibiotic use may up heart attack, stroke risk in women

The possible reason why antibiotic use is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease is because antibiotics alter the balance of the micro-environment in the gut, researchers said.


How to tell if you have high blood pressure or low blood pressure

High blood pressure often has no symptoms. If left untreated, it can cause health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

Scientists spur some activity in slaughtered pigs' brains — research might lead to new therapies for stroke

Such research might lead to new therapies for stroke and other conditions, as well as provide a new way to study the brain and how drugs work in it, researchers said. They said they had no current plans to try their technique on human brains.

Moderate drinking increases stroke risk, says study

For the purpose of the study, one drink drink was defined either as a small glass of wine, a single measure of spirits or a bottle of beer. David Spiegelhalter, professor at the University of Cambridge, stated that for every half a bottle of wine drunk every day, the total risk of stroke increases by 38 per cent.

Obese or not, people who have belly fat are at a higher risk of stroke, heart attack: Study

Talking about the abnormal distribution of fat in the body, as in the case of belly fat, the study states, "belly fat is bad for the heart, even in people who are not otherwise overweight or obese."


Timely recognition of symptoms can prevent stroke, say doctors

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 every year. This year’s theme is “What is your reason for preventing stroke?”

Anxiety linked to higher risk of stroke

Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health problems.

Exercising regularly can prevent dementia

No. of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble and reach 135 million by 2050.

Flu shot halves risk of stroke in heart patients

Study reviewed six clinical trials on heart health in people who received the flu vaccine.