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2014-08-24 05:25:27

A new study suggests that minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, particularly within a three-day period between a child’s visit to the doctor for signs of infection and having the stroke.

2014-02-14 11:10:42

Suffering an injury to the head or neck increases ischemic stroke risk three-fold among trauma patients younger than 50.

Stroke Risk Can Be Reduced If You Just Break A Sweat
2013-07-19 08:54:43

Millions of Americans who may be at risk of having a stroke should be happy to know just a little exercise can reduce that risk by as much as 20 percent when that exercise includes breaking a sweat.

2013-06-25 12:10:03

The excess risk of death from ischemic (due to reduced blood flow), but not hemorrhagic (due to bleeding), stroke in US black children has decreased over the past decade.

2013-06-20 23:18:06

People who experience any stroke symptoms—but do not have a stroke—may also be more likely to develop problems with memory and thinking.

2013-06-19 14:00:03

In a study that included nearly 60,000 patients with acute ischemic stroke, thrombolytic treatment (to help dissolve a blood clot) that was started more rapidly after symptom onset was associated with reduced in-hospital mortality and intracranial hemorrhage and higher rates of independent walking ability at discharge and discharge to home.

2013-04-25 10:54:28

The teenage years may be a key period of vulnerability related to living in the "stroke belt" when it comes to future stroke risk.

Stroke Victims Under The Age Of 50 More Likely To Die Within Two Decades
2013-03-20 10:04:03

Adults who suffer a stroke before the age of 50 are far more likely to die within the next two decades than the general population, according to a new study published in Wednesday’s edition of JAMA.

2013-02-01 13:21:09

An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke.

Strokes - Not Just For Old People Anymore
2012-10-11 11:11:03

Published Wednesday in the online issue of Neurology, new research has shown that stroke may be affecting people at a younger age.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.