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Selfie Video May Have Saved a Woman's Life

Stacey Yepes knew something wasn't right, and her footage helped prove it

(Newser) - Just two days after a doctor told her she was merely stressed out, Stacey Yepes pulled over to film a selfie video because, for the third time in three days, the Canadian woman felt one side of her face go numb. The move may have saved the 49-year-old's life;... More »

Women Must Track Stroke Risk Better Than Men Do

Say the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association

(Newser) - Women need to be more vigilant about their stroke risk than their male counterparts, say new guidelines —the first geared specifically to the fairer sex. While both sexes share many risk factors (think high blood pressure, obesity, and smoking), women have an additional set all their own. Pregnancy, childbirth,... More »

For Heart Patients, Exercise as Good as Drugs

But don't chuck the pills just yet, researchers say

(Newser) - A lot of heart patients would be just as well off—and some potential stroke victims even better off—if their doctors prescribed physical activity instead of drugs, according to a new study. Researchers say they crunched the numbers from hundreds of studies involving 340,000 patients to pit medication... More »

CDC: 200K Americans Die Needlessly Each Year

From heart disease and strokes, finds new study

(Newser) - Quitting smoking, keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels down, and popping the odd aspirin could stop hundreds of thousands of Americans from dying unnecessarily every year. That's according to a new report by the CDC, which says 200,000 heart disease and stroke deaths each year are preventable, the... More »

Randy Travis Suffers Stroke

Singer in critical condition after surgery

(Newser) - Randy Travis' health trouble took a bad turn last night when he suffered a stroke in the hospital, reports ET Online . As a result, he underwent emergency surgery to try to relieve pressure on the brain, reports CNN , quoting the singer's publicist from the Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano.... More »

Hidden Risk for Stroke Survivors: PTSD

1 in 4 stroke or mini-stroke survivors develop PTSD within one year

(Newser) - On the heels of a study linking heart attacks and PTSD comes evidence that strokes can be lumped into the mix, too. About 23% of stroke and mini-stroke patients will develop post-traumatic stress disorder within a year, while 11% battle the disorder after 12 months, according to a study published... More »

‘Dystextia': Mangled Texts Can Point to Brain Disorders

Doctors say garbled messages might be diagnostic tool

(Newser) - You might want to turn off your phone's autocorrect, because your garbled typing could save your life. Doctors are calling it "dystextia," when brain-related problems such as strokes start showing up in text messages, resulting in bizarre ones, reports Reuters . Researchers say the first documented case of... More »

Iraq's President Suffers Stroke

Medical team is trying to stabilize Jalal Talabani's condition

(Newser) - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has had a stroke and his medical team in Baghdad is still trying to stabilize his condition, a government spokesman said today. Talabani's office earlier said the Iraqi president had been rushed to the hospital after showing signs of fatigue last night; an Iraqi Cabinet... More »

Joe Jackson Has Stroke

83-year-old could be home tomorrow, however

(Newser) - Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, reports celebrity website X17 Online . Michael Jackson's controversial dad, 83, is at a Las Vegas hospital, though his spokeswoman says he's doing fine and could be home tomorrow, reports AP . “The good thing is that... More »

Mike Ditka Has 'Minor Stroke'

Former coach says 'it's no big deal'

(Newser) - Mike Ditka suffered a "very minor stroke" yesterday and ended up in the hospital, he tells the Chicago Tribune . "I feel good right now and it's not a big deal," says the 73-year-old. Still, he won't be working for ESPN this NFL weekend, according to... More »

Fidel Castro: I'm Not Sick

Reports otherwise are 'dishonest': Cuban ex-leader

(Newser) - Contrary to recent reports, Fidel Castro is doing just fine, he writes in Cuban state media on the heels of his first public appearance in months . "I don't even remember what a headache feels like," he notes, calling the reports—which included claims the Cuban leader was... More »

Venezuelan Doctor: Fidel Castro Suffered Stroke

Says he is close to a vegetative state: Miami Herald

(Newser) - Fidel Castro has suffered a serious stroke, says a Venezuelan doctor claiming to have inside information on the former Cuban leader's health, reports the Miami Herald . He says that the condition is "very close to a neurovegetative state," and that Castro has trouble eating and speaking, and... More »

Stroke Victims Getting Younger

19% of sufferers are under 55, study finds

(Newser) - There has been an alarming rise in the number of younger people suffering strokes, according to a new study. Researchers studying data from two US states found that the average age of a person suffering their first stroke fell from 71 to 69 between 1993 and 2005, and people under... More »

Pill Could Offer Seniors Years More to Live

But some experts call for more testing

(Newser) - A new one-a-day pill could offer 11 more years of life to 28% of people over 50, researchers say. The "polypill"—a combination of blood pressure-lowering and cholesterol-fighting drugs—could lower heart attack risk by 72% and stroke risk by 64%. On top of all that, it could... More »

Death Rates Spike on Birthdays

But birthday suicides only increase among men

(Newser) - On your next birthday, plan something simple—like surviving the rest of the day. Researchers who analyzed more than two million people for 40 years found that death by fall, stroke, heart attack, and suicide spiked on birthdays, the Telegraph reports. "Birthdays end lethally more frequently than might be... More »

Sleep Deprived? You're at Risk for a Stroke

Less than 6 hours quadruples danger

(Newser) - Getting less than six hours of sleep per night? It may be time to rethink your schedule. Some 30% of American working adults sleep less than six hours—thus quadrupling their risk of stroke, compared to those who get seven or eight hours, a new study finds. It's the... More »

Another Study Raves About Daily Dark Chocolate

This time, it's for heart disease

(Newser) - Regular exercise might be bad for you , regular chocolate consumption might be good? So says a new study, so long as it's dark chocolate. (It's just one more study on the theme .) For people with hypertension and metabolic syndrome, eating about 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate... More »

Menthol Cigarettes Double Stroke Risk

Threat worse for women, non-blacks: study

(Newser) - While researchers stress that there's "no 'good' cigarette type," they warn that menthols may be even worse than the rest. Menthol smokers face more than double the risk of stroke faced by non-menthol smokers; among women and non-blacks, it's more than triple the risk, a... More »

Candace Bergen Had Secret Stroke

Her memory's 'still not the same,' says 'Murphy Brown'

(Newser) - Murphy Brown and Boston Legal star Candace Bergen very quietly had a stroke six years ago. She returned to work just two weeks later, but her memory is still "not quite the same," the actress reveals in a surprising New York Magazine interview. Bergen, now 65, is reluctant... More »

Weak Handshake? You May Be at Higher Risk of Stroke

And slow walkers may be at higher risk for dementia: study

(Newser) - If you're a slow walker or someone with a weak handshake, it may not bode well for your future. A new study finds that those who walk slowly may be more likely to develop dementia later in life, the BBC reports. Researchers looked at brain scans, walking speeds, and... More »

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