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2012-02-10 08:00:00

According to the US Drug Watchdog, “On Saturday February 4th 2012, we received an e-mail from a young woman, who at 19 years old, suffered a stroke, while using the birth control pill cal Yaz.

2012-02-06 10:37:38

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today.

2012-02-02 18:00:48

In a surprising finding with significant implications for older women, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and NYU School of Medicine have found that high levels of triglycerides (blood fats) are the strongest risk factor for the most common type of stroke in older women – more of a risk factor than elevated levels of total cholesterol or of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (known as "bad" cholesterol).

2012-02-03 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is expanding its national investigation of the birth control drugs called Yaz and Yasmin given increasing evidence these drugs may be responsible for serious pulmonary embolism's,

2012-02-01 12:33:37

People with severe sleep apnea may have an increased risk of silent strokes and small lesions in the brain.

2012-01-12 12:20:44

Placing a stent in a key artery in the neck is safer than ever in patients ineligible for the standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease.

Portrait of Worried Senior Couple
2012-01-01 08:31:07

Tiny areas of dead tissue located within the brain might be the cause of some instances of memory loss in older adults, a new study scheduled for publication this week has suggested.

2011-12-01 11:17:53

In a study into the genetics of blood cell formation, researchers have identified 68 regions of the genome that affect the size and number of platelets.

Taking Aspirin For Heart Health Not Worth The Risk For Women: Study
2011-11-29 06:25:25

Taking aspirin to ward off strokes or heart attacks is not worth the risk for healthy, middle-aged women, according to a new Dutch study published in the European Heart Journal.

2011-11-18 03:11:37

Factors such as low hemoglobin levels, increased systolic blood pressure, and male gender are linked to a higher risk of silent cerebral infarcts (SCIs), or silent strokes, in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA).


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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