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Stroke Mortality In US Has Fallen Dramatically In Recent Decades
2013-12-06 10:39:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stroke mortality rates have fallen dramatically in the US in recent decades as a result of better treatments and prevention efforts, the American Stroke Association said in a scientific statement published Thursday in the journal Stroke. The authors note that stroke deaths declined throughout the entire past century, with numbers falling from about 250 per 100,000 population in 1900 to about 60 per 100,000 by 2000. This decline...

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, according to a study by Laura L. Lehman, M.D., of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues. The study analyzed death certificate data from the National Center for Health Statistics for all children who died from 1988 through 2007 in the United States. Among 1.6 billion person-years of US children (1988-2007), there were...

Southern Foods Raise Stroke Risk
2013-02-08 06:10:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fried chicken, bacon, fried fish, sweet tea. Sounds delicious, right? According to a new study, these Southern-style foods may be linked to an increased risk of stroke. Researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham believe this is the first large-scale study that examines the connection between stroke and Southern foods. The items that the team of investigators looked at included bacon, fried fish, fried potatoes, fried...

2012-02-03 06:24:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Stroke is the third leading cause of death, as well as the leading cause of serious disability among adults. Strokes are unbiased; they can touch anyone at any time, regardless of age, race, or gender; which means children can also be affected. “The incidence of stroke in childhood is about five per 100,000 in the United States each year,” said Heather Fullerton, M.D., the study´s principal investigator and director of the Pediatric Stroke and...

2012-02-02 23:01:32

The disparity in stroke-related deaths among black and white children dramatically narrowed after prevention strategies changed to include ultrasound screening and chronic blood transfusions for children with sickle cell anemia, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. Before stroke prevention efforts changed in 1998, black children were 74 percent more likely to die from ischemic strokes than white children. This gap is in...

2012-02-01 12:30:53

Common infections in children pose a high risk of ischemic stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. In a review of 2.5 million children, the researchers identified 126 childhood ischemic stroke cases and then randomly selected 378 age-matched controls from the remaining children without stroke. They discovered that 29 percent of those who suffered a stroke had a medical encounter for infection in the two days...

2012-02-01 12:14:21

Severe, rapid memory loss may be linked to – and could predict – a future deadly stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. Researchers found that people who died after stroke had more severe memory loss in the years before stroke compared to people who survived stroke or people who didn't have a stroke. "We're most surprised that people who died after strokes had such sharp memory declines years before...

Rates Of Stroke In Young Adults On Rise
2011-09-02 07:11:16

  Unhealthy lifestyle choices are believed to be the reason for an increase of strokes that are affecting a younger-trending demographic is the US, BBC News is reporting. Hospital discharge data on up to eight million patients per year between 1995 and 2008 was used to identify patients hospitalized for ischemic stroke. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report in the Annals of Neurology that stroke rates in 15 to 44-year-olds rose by about a...

2011-09-01 12:13:31

Rising trends in risk factors, comorbidities associated with increase Ischemic stroke hospitalization rates in adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 44 increased up to 37% between 1995 and 2008 according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings available today in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, report an increase in the prevalence of hypertension,...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.