HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke riskThe findings indicate that increased efforts to protect patients’ cardiovascular health are needed. For the study, researchers analysed information on 19,798 people living with HIV and 59,302 age- and sex-matched uninfected individuals who were followed for an average of 20 months. People living with HIV had 3.2-times and 2.7-times higher risks of heart failure and […]

Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke, finds study

People who worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or more, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke

Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke, finds studyResearchers reviewed data from CONSTANCES, a French population-based study group started in 2012, for information on age (18-69), sex, smoking and work hours derived from questionnaires from 143,592 participants. Cardiovascular risk factors and previous stroke occurrences were noted from separate medical interviews. Researchers found: Overall 1,224 of the participants, suffered strokes; 29% or 42,542, reported […]

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for you

Potassium is known to offer a number of benefits to the human body. In case you are still sceptical about eating potassium-rich foods, we have listed the reasons why you really shouldn’t

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for youBut first, learn why potassium is important in the body. Apparently, it is an essential mineral that regulates the body’s electrolytes and is responsible for the proper functioning of certain organs, such as the brain, muscular tissues, heart and kidneys. As per a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, potassium keeps the […]

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals study

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals studySmoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study sheds light on how smoking influences the risk of a second stroke in patients who already had one. Among the 3,069 stroke survivors in the study, 1,475, or 48 per […]

7 things you can do to prevent a stroke

Stroke prevention can start today. Protect yourself and avoid stroke, regardless of your age or family history

7 things you can do to prevent a strokeWhat can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can’t reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control—provided that you’re […]

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk - despite stroke being a risk factor for these conditions

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased riskThe risk is up to four times greater than in healthy people, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Stroke survivors often face reduced mobility – a trait that decreases bone mineral density and increases risk for bone breaks. Less than one-third of older women living in the United States are […]

Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, finds study

Some research has suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation could have protective effects against stroke. However, a large cohort study in a Chinese population shows that this is not the case at all

Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, finds studyWe know that alcohol consumption can impact our health in many ways, but some researchers have debated whether the amount and the frequency of consumption could have a bearing on whether drinking is better or worse for health. Certain studies, such as one published in 2016 in the journal BMC Medicine, have even suggested that […]

Even one drink a day can lower your life expectancy

Even light drinkers who enjoy a single beer or glass of wine every night may still be more likely to die prematurely than people who drink less, according to a recent study

Even one drink a day can lower your life expectancyCompared to people who drink less than 100 grams of pure alcohol a week – roughly the equivalent of five to six glasses of wine or beer – those who consume 100 grams to 200 grams of alcohol weekly have an estimated life expectancy at age 40 that’s about six months shorter, the study found. […]

Having more depressive symptoms tied to increased risk of stroke

People who report an elevated number of depression symptoms may be more likely to have a stroke years later than people with no depression symptoms or a low number of depression symptoms, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019

Having more depressive symptoms tied to increased risk of stroke“Depression is common and often goes untreated, so these results could hold great promise as we learn more about how depression may affect people’s risk for stroke and other cardiovascular problems and ultimately develop ways to prevent these problems,” said study author Marialaura Simonetto, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in […]

Short kids are 10% more likely to suffer a stroke as adults, reveals study

People who were very short as children may have to pay closer attention to their brain health. A new study suggests that your height during childhood can be a deciding factor for your risk of having a stroke as an adult

Short kids are 10% more likely to suffer a stroke as adults, reveals studyChildren who are just a few inches shorter than their peers are more likely to suffer a stroke in adulthood, a large Danish study suggests. Adult women who were unusually short girls at age 7 years were 11 per cent more likely to have what’s known as an ischemic stroke, the most common kind, which […]
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