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Detecting clogged arteries in time could prevent many strokes, some 60 percent of which originate not in the brain but in the neck arteries and heart, according to the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM) in Hamburg.
Eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA -- the essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in oily fish -- may help protect stroke patients from suffering a second stroke, a Japanese study shows.
A sudden loss of hearing can be an early warning of impending stroke, according to results of a study released Thursday.
In men who smoke, drinking coffee and tea may reduce the risk of stroke caused by a blockage, findings of a new study hint.
U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a medical device tested about five years ago on actor Christopher Reeve to help him breathe without a ventilator.
Men who have low levels of vitamin D, which comes from sunshine and fortified milk, may be at risk for having a heart attack, researchers said.
Physical ability may not be the only factor determining whether a person returns to work after suffering a stroke. Psychiatric factors, such as anxiety and depression, also appear to impact return-to-work, suggest findings from a study conducted in New Zealand.
Adding just a small dose of a clot-busting drug to standard treatment for strokes caused by bleeding in the brain dramatically reduced death and disability among victims, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
Six months after a stroke, survivors who are able to walk but still have moderate-to-severe difficulty in doing so, make better progress in their walking ability through physical therapist-assisted training than training provided by a robotic device, according to report published in the medical journal Stroke.
Air pollution heavy in small particles may cause blood clots in the legs, the same condition air travelers call "economy class syndrome" from immobility during flight, researchers said on Monday.
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