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Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Folic acid -- the same nutrient women take in pregnancy to help ward off birth defects -- may also help lower stroke risk in people with high blood pressure, a new Chinese study finds. The findings are intriguing, one U.S. heart... Read More


E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads for e-cigarettes trigger cravings for cigarettes in current and former smokers, a new study found. The study included more than 800 daily, occasional and former smokers who watched e-cigarette ads and then completed a survey to assess their smoking urges, intentions... Read More


Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of small-particle air pollution can increase your risk for narrowing of the neck (carotid) arteries, which may raise your risk for stroke, a new study says. Researchers analyzed the results of cardiovascular screening tests from more than 300,000 people in... Read More


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What motivates you to change? For some, it may be a deep desire for something we want. For others, it may be a strong fear of something we don’t... Read More


Clarifying Terms Related To Senator Kennedy's Illness

I noticed that several of the reporters covering the recent news story about Senator Kennedy were using some brain terms (e.g., “stroke” and “seizure”) interchangeably. ... Read More


Rate Of Strokes Skyrockets Among Middle Aged Women

According to researcher Dr. Amytis Towfighi, who presented results of a study at the recent International Stroke Conference, the number of middle-aged American women experiencing strokes has surged dramatically. Two... Read More