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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Severe, rapid memory loss may be linked to — and could predict — a future deadly stroke.
Unhealthy lifestyle choices are believed to be the reason for an increase of strokes that are affecting a younger-trending demographic is the US.
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).