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Statins can cut stroke risk by 30% in elderly

As per a new study, millions of people should be given wonderdrugs, which include statins and fibrates, as they can slash the stroke risk by a third in the elderly.

New 'game-changing' clot-removal tack better than drugs alone for stroke patients

A new study has found that removal of the clot causing a severe stroke plus standard medication yields better long term outcomes in stroke patients than drug alone.

Now, a mobile app for atrial fibrillation

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Thursday announced the release of a new mobile app and screening programme to help prevent heart stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients.

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of anxiety and stroke

A new study has examined that air pollution is linked to increased risk of anxiety and stroke.

Sweet nanoparticles to target stroke

Materials resulting from chemical bonding of a sugar with a kind of nanoparticle may help reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke, scientists say.

Sleeping more than 8 hours linked with greater risk of stroke

A new research has indicated that sleeping over 8 hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke.

Global 'breakthrough' in stroke treatment

Scientists have made a breakthrough in stroke treatment worldwide.

First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease risk

A study of over a million women has shown that women who had their first menstrual cycle at age 10 or younger, or age 17 or older, may be at higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and complications of high blood pressure.

Mediterranean diet good for erectile dysfunction patients

People who have erectile dysfunction are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce that risk, says a study.

Mechanism linked to stroke damage identified

Researchers have discovered the mechanism linked to stroke damage and brain function, thus paving the way to develop a new drug target to block brain damage.

Testosterone replacement therapy doesn't increase heart disease risk

 A new study has found that testosterone replacement therapy does not increase the risk of heart related problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, in men.

Low-educated smokers at greater stroke risk: Study

Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, says a study.

Stem cell treatment holds hope for better stroke recovery

A new first-of-its kind pilot study has revealed that stem cell treatment can significantly improve recovery from stroke in humans.

Testosterone therapy doesn`t increase heart attack risk

A new study has found that testosterone therapy does not increase men`s risk for heart attack.

Gene mutations that lower heart risks may help develop new drugs

Researchers have shown that people with variation in a gene that inhibits a specific protein in the blood - apolipoprotein C3 - have a significantly lower level of normal blood lipids than people without this gene variation.

Music could help recover stroke victims

Stroke victims could recover earlier if they take up any musical instrument, according to experts of Goldsmiths, University of London.

FDA approves many drugs that up heart and stroke risk

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under fire after it approved many drugs that predictably increase heart and stroke risk.

Fruits, vegetables could cut stroke risk

Researchers have said that eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide.

New breakthrough could help heal `broken` hearts

Researchers have said that a type of cell that builds mouse hearts can renew itself.

New ultrasound device may help detect heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.