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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70%, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk. Given how common both stroke and dementia are, this strong…

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Spider Venom May Prevent Damage Caused by Strokes

The poison from one of the creepiest animals may actually turn out to be quite useful in preventing the damaging effects of a stroke. Researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University, have discovered a protein found in the venom of Australia’s deadly funnel-web spider that may prevent the human brain from the devastating damage which may occur as a result of a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood flow to a part of the brain is cut off. In such a situation, the brain cells do not receive the required…

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Younger Pregnant Women More Prone to Strokes: Study

According to a study, pregnancy in young women may increase the risk of stroke as compared to their older counterparts of childbearing age. The findings showed that stroke risk was more in women aged 12 to 24 years and increased significantly by 60 per cent in women 25 to 34 years during pregnancy or post partum period up to six weeks after delivery. However, there was no difference in stroke risk in women who were 35 years or older. “We have been warning older women that pregnancy may increase their…

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Ignoring a Minor Stroke Ups Risk for More Strokes Soon After

People who have a minor stroke – or even a mini-stroke – are at serious risk for further strokes in the next few days, but many people delay going to the hospital because they do not recognize the symptoms, UK researchers warn. Often for these kinds of stroke, experts recommend surgery within 48 hours to unclog a major artery that supplies blood to the brain. People may not realize that vision problems can be an indicator of stroke, which can add to the delay in treatment, the researchers write in…

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Troubling upward thrust in Strokes in teenagers, beginning at age 25

Robin Dickinson and her family; her case serves as a cautionary story approximately why even the young need to be vigilant approximately spotting signs and symptoms of stroke. Adam Houseman. there may be a troubling statistic inside the usa in relation to strokes. despite the fact that stroke hospitalizations have declined in recent years some of the aged, the other seems to be be taking place among more youthful people. In a study launched Wednesday within the journal of the yank coronary heart association, researchers found that between 2000 and…

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Increase in Pollution Leads to Rise in Strokes

Rising levels of pollution have led to an increase in the number of strokes, revealed a study, reaffirming the growing evidence that climate change and overall air qualitycontributes to heart disease. The results showed that particles less than 2.5 mm in diameter (PM2.5) pose the greatest health risks due to their small size (1/30th diameter of a human hair and not visible to the human eye). They are created from combustion from cars, power plants, forest fires and others. Researchers also found that temperature had an impact on air quality…

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