Mar 26, 2015

New tool to foretell risk of heart attack, stroke

Over the age of 40? Want to know your risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years? Read on. A new instrument dubbed Globorisk, unveiled Thursday, will allow you to determine your risk simply by inputting your age, ...

Crime writer Ruth Rendell in critical condition after stroke

Jan 16, 2015

Crime writer Ruth Rendell in critical condition after stroke

British crime writer Ruth Rendell, the author of more than 60 books in a career spanning five decades, was in critical condition Thursday in a hospital after suffering a stroke, her publisher said. “She is in hospital under expert care in a critical but ...

Feb 27, 2014

Stroke prevention drug found to slow mild dementia

Researchers have found that a drug used in the prevention of strokes, cilostazol, is effective in slowing the progression of mild dementia, according to a study published Thursday in the U.S. online science journal Plos One. The team including Masafumi Ihara, chief physician at ...

Emirates President Khalifa suffers stroke, has surgery

Jan 27, 2014

Emirates President Khalifa suffers stroke, has surgery

The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone emergency surgery after having a stroke and is in stable condition, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said Saturday. Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan suffered the stroke Friday morning, according to a ministry statement released ...

Sep 25, 2013

Stroke risk for heavy-drinking women at least double: study

Women who drink heavily are at a 2.3 times greater risk of suffering strokes than those who drink only occasionally, scientists reported Wednesday. The researchers, from the National Cancer Center and Osaka University, surveyed some 47,000 women across Japan from 1990 to 2009 for ...

Mar 16, 2013

Green tea, coffee may cut stroke risk

A study tracking more than 80,000 adults for 13 years found those who regularly drank green tea or coffee were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke, researchers said Friday. Green tea may help protect blood vessels, while coffee could lower blood sugar ...