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Severe sleep apnea could up risk of stroke, cancer and death

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:33

Researchers have linked moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea to an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death.

Soon, quicker and more precise way to diagnose stroke

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:18

In an attempt to prevent deaths from stroke, scientists are creating a new blood test that could quickly and more accurately confirm whether someone is having a stroke and what kind.

Why is it important to know common warning signs of stroke?

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 19:22

A stroke can be defined as a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die due to lack of oxygen. Sometimes, stroke is referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or colloquially brain attack.

Deaths from ischaemic stroke due to tobacco use highest in China, India and Russia

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:33

A new report suggests that deaths from ischaemic stroke (IS) due to tobacco use in China, India, and Russia together are higher than the total for all the world`s other countries combined.

Insomniacs may be at higher stroke risk

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:36

A new study has revealed that the risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia than those who don`t have a sleeping problem.

Women who eat fruits, vegetables have healthier arteries

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:07

A new study suggests that women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later, compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods.

New protein markers identified that could help understand heart disease better

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:01

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have found that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease.

Genetic markers could help predict stroke in patients with heart disease

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:49

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that could help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future.

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