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Treating sleep apnea may improve stroke outcomes

NEW YORK: Treating a common sleep disorder immediately after a stroke or mini-stroke may improve patients’ neurological symptoms and daily functioning, a small study suggests. At least 25 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, which causes their airway to close, briefly halting breathing, for a few seconds multiple times during sleep. The condition has been linked with increased risk for heart attack, hypertension, sudden death, stroke and faster progression of cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea…

Dementia risk doubles right after a stroke: study

CALIFORNIA: People who have recently experienced a stroke may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who haven’t had a stroke, a new study suggests. While stroke has long been linked to a heightened risk of dementia, particularly in older adults, the exact magnitude of the increased risk hasn’t been consistent across previous studies investigating this connection. For the current study, researchers pooled data from 48 previous studies with a total of 3.2 million participants worldwide. People…

9 immune-boosting Super foods to help prevent a stroke

Statistic says up to five million people die of stroke every year. Stroke is largely considered a lifestyle disease, which means you can take certain steps to prevent it or reduce your risk of dying from it. Apart from regular exercise, which studies show is effective in reducing the incidence of stroke, you can also adopt the following food items as part of your diet: Fish Fish intake reduces your risk of heart stroke by 12 percent.  People who eat baked or broiled fish one to four times a week are 27 percent less…

Commutes on foot or bicycle tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke

LONDON: Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests. Researchers in the UK examined data on 187,281 regular commuters and 171,498 adults who didn’t routinely travel to work. About two-thirds of the commuters relied exclusively on a car to get to work. After an average follow-up period of seven years, commuters who walked, rode a bike or took public transit at least part of…

Less heart disease, stroke in immigrants than in US-born

WASHINGTON: People living in the U.S. but born elsewhere may have lower risk for heart disease and stroke than their native-born neighbors, suggests a new study. Foreign-born residents had a range of risks, however. Women from Europe and men from Africa or South America had the lowest stroke rates compared to U.S.-born peers. Heart disease rates were lowest among men and women from Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico and highest among men from the Indian Subcontinent and Europe. Heart disease is the top…

Short kids may have a higher stroke risk as adults: study

AMSTERDAM: Children who are just a few inches shorter than their peers are more likely to suffer a stroke in adulthood, a large Danish study suggests. Adult women who were unusually short girls at age 7 years were 11 percent more likely to have what’s known as an ischemic stroke, the most common kind, which occurs when a clot blocks an artery carrying blood to the brain. Men who were short at age 7 were 10 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke and 11 percent more likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke, which…

6 health benefits of your favorite treat 'Chocolate'

What else you need when the food you eat to satisfy your sweet tooth can be too beneficial for your overall health. The cocoa in chocolates and specifically in dark chocolate can do wonders to your health which means you can enjoy chocolate anytime. Below are the few health benefits of Chocolates.