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Scientists find new way to prevent recurrent stroke

In a new study, researchers found that a surgical procedure dramatically reduced the rate of recurrent strokes among patients with atherosclerotic disease. They demonstrated that...

This high blood pressure drug could repair blood vessels in the brain

In a new study, researchers found that propranolol, a drug that is efficacious against infantile haemangiomas ("strawberry naevi," resembling birthmarks), can also be used...

Scientists find new way to treat Alzheimer’s disease, strokes

As people age, a normal brain protein known as amyloid-beta often starts to collect into harmful amyloid plaques in the brain. Such plaques can be...

Green tea, coffee may help lower the death risk after stroke, heart attack

Drinking large amounts of green tea or a single cup of coffee each day may reduce the risk of death for people who survive...

This blood thinner drug plus aspirin could strongly reduce stroke risk

In a recent study at Paris University, researchers found that people with heart plaque who were treated with the newer blood thinner ticagrelor plus...

Reversing prediabetes linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

People who reverse their prediabetes may lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and death, a new study suggests. With prediabetes, a person has blood...

Smoking boosts risk for rare, often fatal, bleeding stroke

People who smoke, especially those genetically predisposed to doing so, are at much higher risk for a rare but often fatal type of bleeding...

Sleep disorders plague stroke survivors – and put them at risk

People who have strokes or mini-strokes often experience a wide range of sleep disorders in the months that follow, a problem that can put...

These food may reduce your stroke risk

Metabolites are small molecules found in our body's cells. They come from the food we eat, chemical processes happening within our bodies and microbes. In a...

These common health issues may increase brain damage in COVID-19

The virus that causes COVID-19 first attacks cells in the respiratory system, often leading to an inflammation of the lungs that puts people at...