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Get familiar with signs of a heart attack or stroke

Most people realize getting medical help quickly is crucial in response to a heart attack or stroke. But it's important to know the signs...

What the heart has to do with the head

If you want to protect your brain, get busy protecting your heart. Lifestyle behaviors that boost cardiovascular health, such as physical activity and quitting smoking,...

Our gut may help reduce inflammation, boost stroke recovery

In a new study, researchers found that the microorganisms in our gut could help protect brain cells from damage caused by inflammation after a...

After stroke, an ‘astounding’ risk of heart problems

Women and men have a much higher risk of dangerous heart problems soon after their first stroke compared to people without stroke, even if...

PTSD may increase stroke risk in middle age

In a new study, researchers found that young adults who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to experience a transient...

This inexpensive drug combo may prevent stroke, heart attack, heart failure

A recent study found that an inexpensive therapy that includes four common drugs could help prevent heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. The therapy includes...

People need to stop using aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke, this study...

In a recent paper from the University of Alberta and elsewhere, researchers suggest that if you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, you...

Drugs with this feature may increase risks of stroke, memory loss

In a recent study from the University of Aberdeen, researchers found that anticholinergic property exists in many commonly prescribed drugs, including drugs for treating...

These 3 supplements may protect against heart disease, stroke

Recent studies have found that some common dietary supplements may help protect people from heart disease and stroke. In one study from Tulane University in...

This genetic score could detect stroke risk from birth

In a new study, researchers have shown that genetic data obtained from a single blood draw or saliva sample can identify individuals at a...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...