Studies conducted over the past 12 years had involved thousands of women aged 47-52 years old. The results showed that those who suffered from depression were 2.4 times more at risk of suffering a stroke compared to those who did not. (more…)
A number of diseases that primarily affects a person in old age, are now starting to threat younger people. Stroke is one of them. People should also beware that prolonged stress triggers stroke. (more…)
A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism), or a hemorrhage (leakage of blood).As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one side of the visual field. (more…)
Consumption of soft drinks or soda had long been known to provide negative impacts for the human health. In a previous research it was even known that soft drinks causes aggressiveness in teenagers.
Well, clinical researchers from the Institute for Health clinic and Harvard University Cleveland found that consuming a lot of sugary drinks and low-calorie soda is associated with a higher risk of stroke. In contrast, caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee have a lower risk. (more…)
Of course, no type of cigarettes are good for your health. But a new research showed that menthol cigarette smokers are more at risk of suffering stroke when compared to non-menthol smokers. Menthol cigarettes are most popular in women.
Researchers suggest, if you still want to smoke, avoid smoking menthol cigarettes. “They are all bad. But, from the perspective in order to reduce the risk, at least menthol cigarettes should be avoided, “said Dr. Nicholas Vozoris from St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. (more…)