Bob Lawrence’s journey with Metastatic Melanoma Cancer

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10 Health Tips for Women Age 65 and Older

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! This video provides 10 … [Read more...]

Widely used OTC drugs increase stroke risk in healthy people

The latest class of drugs whose safety is being questioned are the so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). You may not know it but you probably have taken NSAIDs at least once in your … [Read more...]

Alcohol and heart health: the latest updates

Alcohol. Is it or is it not good for our health? Over the years, there have been hundreds of studies investigating this topic but the results have been contradictory. Below, we look at 3 of the most … [Read more...]

Parents pass on stroke risk to offsprings

Here is another health problem that might be passed on from parent to offspring – stroke. Those whose parents had suffered a stroke before the age of 65 are three times more likely to suffer from the … [Read more...]

Childhood stroke: it’s more common that you think

Stroke is something that we normally do not associate with children, much less infants. Unfortunately, children do suffer from strokes that might go unnoticed or undiagnosed. Previous estimates of … [Read more...]

October 29 is World Stroke Day

“Stroke, what can I do?“ is this year’s World Stroke Day theme. Started in Capetown in October 2006, WSD has become a global initiative. This year, World Stroke day falls on October 29. According … [Read more...]

Stress and stroke

Many stroke victims believe that it is stress that triggered their attack. However, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to support this. Until now. A Swedish study found a strong association … [Read more...]

Smokeless tobacco is deadly for the heart, too.

The use of smokeless tobacco products is on the rise. This has probably something to do with the widespread implementation of anti-smoking bans in many countries of the world. Thus, the age old … [Read more...]

Stroke patients: the years after

Over the years, the methods in stroke treatment, management and rehabilitation have greatly advanced. However, there is very little data available on the outcomes of stroke victims, years after … [Read more...]

Battling stroke by fighting salt: the Portuguese strategy

Portugal has one of the highest mortality rates due to stroke in Western Europe and this has been attributed to the high salt intake of the population. Many Portuguese traditional food - including the … [Read more...]

Resource post for May: Stroke awareness revisited

May is American Stroke Month It is the month when we should examine what we know about stroke, its symptoms, the risk factors, how it can be managed, and how it can be prevented. At the forefront … [Read more...]

In the making: stem cell therapy for stroke victims

According to the American Stroke Association, about one American suffers from a stroke every 40 seconds. On average, stroke kills one person every three to four minutes. In March of this year, … [Read more...]

Preventing a second stroke: are you doing enough?

Stroke is a preventable illness. But still millions of people suffer from stroke each year. Much more, many cases of strokes are not the first time but the second, maybe even then third. Now, the … [Read more...]

Traffic exposure can trigger a heart attack

We are exposed to traffic everyday, whether as a commuter or as a driver. Some of us are even exposed as part of our jobs, e.g. as traffic policemen, bus drivers, tec. This post explores the link … [Read more...]

The power to predict a heart attack may be right at your fingertips

Could it be that predicting a cardiac event is as easy as raising a finger? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have studied and seemed be quite satisfied with a test that is simple and noninvasive but is … [Read more...]

Stroke begins at 44 and beyond

The 40s. It's when life is really supposed to start. It's also when people get into the so-called midlife crisis. A recent Finnish study also suggests that the 40s is the age when we have to take … [Read more...]

Inequalities in stroke treatment: health insurance coverage does matter

All people are created equal. So why don't people get equal treatment when it comes to stroke? Does it have something to do with health insurance coverage? Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot … [Read more...]

Brush up on your stroke awareness

Is your stroke awareness up to scratch? Those who have it, don't know they have it. I am referring to the high risk for stroke and people's awareness. And that is exactly what one of the papers … [Read more...]

Can coffee protect you from stroke?

Now you see them, now you don't. I am referring the health benefits/adverse effects of coffee. Previous studies indicated that excessive  caffeine consumption may have some bad effects on our health. … [Read more...]

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