The risk of stroke in patients with infective endocarditis, an infection usually involving the heart valves, declines markedly after 1 week of antibiotic therapy, according to a report in the American Heart Journal.
Thermal stimulation devices for post-stroke recovery have been developed by a research team at National Cheng Kung University in the southern city of Tainan, university sources said yesterday.
U.S. women ages 45 to 54 face more than double the risk of stroke than men the same age, researchers said on Wednesday, noting that obesity in these women may be partly to blame.
TV ads that teach the warning signs of stroke may encourage more victims to get to the hospital quickly, researchers have found.
Two women in Cincinnati had better leave big tips the next time they get their hair done. They survived strokes thanks to fast action by their beauticians, who were taking part in a novel program to raise stroke awareness as they clipped, straightened and braided their customers’ hair.
Drinking tea can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke but only if milk is not added to the brew, German scientists said Tuesday.