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Health > Stroke
Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.
 
Feeling cynical and hostile toward others may double the risk of having a stroke in middle-aged and older adults, according to a study out Thursday.
 
A high-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday.
 
Men who love eating tomatoes may have lower odds of suffering a stroke, according to a Finnish study.
 
Among smokers, people who prefer mentholated cigarettes tend to have more strokes than non-menthol smokers -- and this seems to be especially true for women and non-African Americans, according to a North American study.
 
Women who regularly eat citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit may have a lower risk of blood-clot related stroke, according to a U.S. study published on Thursday.
 
Living in a crowded city or near a busy highway where the air quality is poor might lead to a higher chance of stroke or memory loss, according to two U.S. studies.
 
A drug discovered nearly four years ago that builds muscles in "lazy" mice may also prevent heatstroke, according to lab research reported on Sunday.
 
Robots, games help make rehab easy for quickly aging Singapore
Six months ago, Singaporean retiree Soon Eng Sam, 70, suffered a stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body.
 
Women who enjoy a daily dose of coffee may like this perk: It might lower their risk of stroke.
 
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