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Can Stroke Drug Also Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

An experimental drug used to treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer’s, research suggests.

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‘BE FAST’ When It Comes To Stroke Can Save Your Life

In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Strokes, 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain, are medical emergencies that require immediate attention.

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Why eating hot peppers is matter of life and death

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.

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Memory, thinking get worse for years after a stroke

A stroke happens in an instant. And many who survive one report that their brain never works like it once did. But new research shows that these problems with memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years afterward c— and happen faster than normal brain aging. Stroke survivors also had a faster rate of […]

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Keep elderly safe from summer heat

It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems.

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Having a stroke? Geography makes huge difference in treatment

A new map of emergency stroke care in America shows just how much of a patchwork system we still have for delivering the most effective stroke treatment.

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