A new study concluded that a mediterranean-style diet can lower risks for heart diseases in the elderly.
It's never too late to quit smoking, according to a new study that found that lifelong smokers who gave up smoking later on in life were able to cut their risk of heart attack and stroke by an overwhelming 40 percent within just five years of quitting.
Apparently, fish oil is no snake oil.
Eating a diet that has a lot of fruits and vegetables or including supplements containing antioxidants may not help people lower risk of stroke or dementia, says a new study.
Strokes are silent and deadly killers and are often unrecognized by the victims. Since people may not know the symptoms, strokes become ignored which can jeopardize health dramatically. Learning and recognizing the signs of a stroke are vital in limiting the damages.
Nearly 8 percent of all stroke survivors, or one in every 12 persons who has had a stroke wishes to commit suicide, says a new study. Researchers found that even though people dealing with other conditions like heart disease and cancer thought about suicide, it was people dealing with post-stroke depression that had the highest rates of suicide contemplation.
Injecting a drug directly into the brain can liquefy a blood clot the size of a golf ball in people who have had a brain hemorrhage, a new study has found.
Fried chicken. Cornbread. Sweet tea.
An ancient form of martial art - Tai chi - can help prevent falls in older adults who have suffered from stroke.
Here's another study that will certainly add fuel the ferocious marijuana debate: health researchers found that smoking pot could more than double the risk of stroke in young adults. However, experts were quick to point out that the latest study, presented Wednesday at the International Stroke Conference, was small and inconclusive.
When most people hear the term “synthetic marijuana”, they think of a plant being grown in a laboratory.
However, researchers have long wondered about the mystery of Mary Ingalls, now believing that many cases of blindness then attributed to scarlet fever were not caused by scarlet fever at all.
The speed of recovery in rats after suffering from stroke was improved by the introduction of stem cells extracted either from the bone marrow or fat, according to a new study.
Stroke patients who have had significant damage to the brain can benefit from oxygen therapy, according to a new research. The study found that people who underwent this therapy experienced tremendous improvements in their condition including reversal of paralysis, better speech and increased sensation.
A new study suggests that people who get depressed after a stroke increase their likelihood of an early death. According to the study, such people triple their risk of dying early and increase their risk of dying by stroke by four times, compared to people who have not experienced a stroke or depression. "Up to one in three people who have a stroke develop depression," said study author Amytis Towfighi, MD, with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.