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The anti-platelet drug cilostazol is as effective as aspirin at preventing recurrent stroke and appears to be linked to fewer bleeding events, a study in China has shown.
 
For people aged 50 and 64 years, being wealthy seems to protect them against having a stroke, according to new research. After age 65, however, wealth appears to make little difference in stroke risk.
 
Pregnant women who have a caesarean delivery appear to be more likely to suffer a stroke during the following year than women who give birth normally, researchers in Taiwan have shown.
 
A large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke.
 
Strokes occur more often in the spring than any other season, and the heightened risk is seen in men, women, young and old alike, new research suggests.
 
People who have had strokes are prone to depression, but a large, new study published on Monday said the psychological condition does not appear to raise the risk of stroke.
 
Aggressively lowering blood pressure in the early hours of a bleeding stroke can limit its severity, a preliminary study found, giving hope of a major advance for treating this often-fatal problem.
 
Barriers to health care, bad habits and poor diet put U.S. adults at far greater risk of stroke than Europeans, researchers in the Netherlands said on Friday.
 
Belly fat and obesity linked to stroke risk
Strokes have tripled in recent years among middle-aged women in the United States, an alarming trend doctors blame on the obesity epidemic.
 
Transplanting brain cells produced from human embryonic stem cells helped fix stroke damage in the brains of rats, according to scientists who hope to test the same thing in people within about five years.
 
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