By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 04:09 PM EDT
Current guidelines for stroke prevention tend to overlook the potential role of depression.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 02:43 PM EDT
A new Institute of Medicine report found that low dietary sodium may have negative health consequences. Nonetheless, 97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt, according to the American Heart Association.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 01, 2013 01:56 PM EDT
The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that it would award $40M in funding to develop "culturally tailored interventions" to lower the risk of stroke in minority populations in the United States.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 30, 2013 04:24 PM EDT
Men who are obese in their young adult years are at significant risk for life threatening diseases that may cut their life short.
By Makini Brice | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
With obesity on the rise, type 2 diabetes has become a growing public health concern.
By Makini Brice | Jan 09, 2013 03:16 PM EST
Researchers found that many parasitic worms secrete a sugar-based anti-inflammatory molecule called glycan that may fight many of the disorders related to obesity.
By Makini Brice | Jan 04, 2013 02:47 PM EST
Kirk's experience mirrors that of the 8 million Americans who say that they have undergone a near-death experience, with the Senator saying, "A thing goes off in your head that this is the end."
By Amber Moore | Jan 04, 2013 11:19 AM EST
Walking at least three hours per week can help women lower risk of stroke.
By Makini Brice | Dec 31, 2012 01:43 PM EST
An 81-year-old Englishman woke up after having suffered from a stroke speaking only Welsh.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 26, 2012 09:50 AM EST
Nonsensical text messages, something doctors are now calling "dystextia," can be an early sign of stroke.
By Amber Moore | Dec 17, 2012 04:06 PM EST
A single, tiny stroke can cause brain damage and lead to changed behavior or even disability.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 13, 2012 06:04 PM EST
Feeling down triples the risk of death from stroke in older people, a new study suggests.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 14, 2012 05:18 PM EST
Researchers found that having a younger brother can raise a person's blood pressure by 3 percent to 5.9 percent, and having a younger sister can raise a person's blood pressure by 3.8 percent.
By Makini Brice | Nov 14, 2012 02:31 PM EST
One may not logically assume that neurotic personalities have better health than other people.
By Amber Moore | Nov 14, 2012 12:02 PM EST
Regular mindful meditation was associated with lower heart problems and stroke.