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    Women with History of Spontaneous Preterm Birth at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    Premature birth increases the risk of complications and health problems for babies. Now a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology finds that a history of spontaneous preterm delivery may double the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among women. Furthermore, premature birth appears “almost equally strong” ” […] More

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    Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Reduce Stroke Risk

    Because respiratory infections such as the flu can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, receiving the seasonal flu vaccine can reduce the risk of stroke by almost a quarter, says a new study from the University of Lincoln and The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom as published in the journal Vaccine. Influenza, or […] More

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    Iron Deficiency Increases Stroke Risk

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 795,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year, resulting in nearly 130,000 deaths annually. Now new research from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom as published in the journal PLOS One suggests that iron deficiency may increase the risk of stroke by making the […] More

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    Vitamin C May Reduce Risk of Stroke

    Eating foods containing vitamin C may reduce the risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, suggests new research to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia from April 26, 2014 to May 3, 2014. Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth […] More

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    Common Vaccine-Preventable Infections Linked to Stroke in Children

    Common childhood infections like colds and the chickenpox are associated with an increased risk of stroke among children. However, routine vaccinations may help decrease risk, suggests preliminary research from three studies presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 of the American Stroke Association. Stokes in children are rare but do occur. According to the Centers […] More

  • Four Women Jogging

    Moderate Exercise Decreases Stroke Risk as Much as Strenuous Activity

    The health benefits of exercise are well-known. Now new research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2014 of the American Stroke Association suggests that moderate exercise could decrease the risk of stroke in women by 20 percent and could offset the increased risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy. According to the Centers for Disease […] More

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    Sunlight Protects Against Heart Attack and Stroke

    Adequate exposure to sunlight may help reduce blood pressure, which consequently reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. As published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the study examined a possible link between exposure […] More