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'Extraordinary Case' Leads to Record-Setting Pregnancy

Healthy baby girl born in Czech Republic to brain-dead mom who'd suffered stroke 117 days earlier

(Newser) - For nearly four months, Czech medical staff kept a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, touching her stomach, moving her legs to simulate walking, and talking to her unborn child. On Aug. 15, the fruit of their efforts was born: a healthy baby girl, weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces and... More »

Sharon Stone: Hollywood Was 'Brutally Unkind'

And the actor has health advice for women

(Newser) - Sharon Stone has news about her 2001 stroke: Hollywood was "brutally unkind" as she tried to recover, the Guardian reports. Appearing at a Women's Brain Health Initiative in Los Angeles, she tells Variety that everyone from "women in my own business to the female judge who handled... More »

His Neck Was Sore. What He Did for Relief Caused a Stroke

Oklahoma's Josh Hader suffered major stroke after neck-popping tore arteries

(Newser) - A sore neck that was nagging an Oklahoma man for weeks prompted him to try some stretching for relief—which led to an accidental popping of it, with unexpected and serious consequences. Josh Hader, 28, pressed down a little too hard on March 14 as he was applying his hand... More »

John Singleton Is Hospitalized

The 'Boyz N the Hood' director had a stroke

(Newser) - Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton suffered a stroke this week and remains hospitalized, according to his family, the AP reports. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and "under... More »

Luke Perry Was to Wed August 17

The news comes as Perry's death certificate reveals he's been buried in Tennessee

(Newser) - Luke Perry has been laid to rest in Tennessee, where the actor had owned a farm since 1995. His death certificate, obtained by USA Today and other outlets, says his body was transported from California to Tennessee and lists a funeral home near Nashville as having handled his burial, though,... More »

Here's What Can Cause a Stroke at 52

The risk factors can be different for middle-aged people, experts say

(Newser) - If you were left feeling concerned after Luke Perry's death after a stroke at age 52, wondering if you, too, are at risk at such a young age—you're not alone. Articles abound in the wake of his death explaining that strokes can happen at any age. But,... More »

Rock's 'First Great Wild Man' Suffers Stroke

It was said to be minor, though, meaning 83-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis may be performing again soon

(Newser) - Rock 'n' roll's "first great wild" man isn't likely to be tamed by his latest setback. That's per his publicist, who says that Jerry Lee Lewis will likely be performing again soon after a stroke he suffered on Thursday, per NBC News . "Last night,... More »

Celebs Shower Support Onto Luke Perry: 'You Got This'

Messages are pouring in from '90210' and 'Riverdale' co-stars, plus others

(Newser) - Riverdale and 90210 fans are still in shock over the news of actor Luke Perry's stroke , which he suffered in his California home on Wednesday morning, and some of his co-stars are sending out their support online. BuzzFeed and USA Today note the big names from both shows who... More »

Report: Luke Perry Has Massive Stroke

His rep confirms only that he's 'under observation' at hospital

(Newser) - Luke Perry, beloved star of the '90s classic Beverly Hills 90210 as well as the current favorite Riverdale, has suffered a "massive stroke," TMZ reports. Details are scarce, but sources say paramedics responded to a call from Perry's Sherman Oaks, Calif., home around 9:40am Wednesday... More »

The Top ER Was Next Door. Her Ambulance Couldn't Go There

How the practice of diversion might have hurt Tiffany Tate

(Newser) - When David Tate got word that his sister had suffered a medical emergency at work, he rushed to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Tiffany Tate wasn't there. That didn't make sense to him, and for good reason: Tate suffered a stroke while working in the cafeteria at the... More »

His Grandpa Was Driving. Then, 7 Minutes of Panic

12-year-old Benjamin Bubis managed to call 911, pull car over after grandfather's medical emergency

(Newser) - A 71-year-old Massachusetts man is recovering from a stroke he suffered while driving on a major highway, and a doctor says he has his 12-year-old grandson to thank. Benjamin Bubis, a seventh-grader from Canton, was on his way to soccer practice on Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 495 when his grandfather,... More »

His Family Made Funeral Plans. Then, 'Craziest Moment Ever'

T. Scott Marr wakes up after being taken off life support, dubbed 'Miracle Man'

(Newser) - On Dec. 12, T. Scott Marr was found unconscious and barely alive by his son. On Dec. 13, the 61-year-old Nebraska man's family was told recovery was unlikely after an apparent stroke, so they gave permission for his breathing tubes to be removed and started making calls to plan... More »

Pat Robertson Recovering From a Stroke

87-year-old '700 Club' founder is expected to recover

(Newser) - Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering an embolic stroke. In an online news release, The Christian Broadcasting Network, which Robertson founded, says he was rushed to the nearest stroke center Friday after a family member recognized the onset of symptoms. The release says that within minutes of receiving clot-busting... More »

Further Tragedy for Family of Boy Brutally Mauled by Dogs

Tracy Dowdy Fain suffered stroke, aneurysm while at hospital with son

(Newser) - "It's just unreal," Sandra Moore tells Fox 5 . "I just don't know how much more we can take." Moore's grandson, 7-year-old Ethan Fain, was mauled by two dogs who pulled him out of a tree and attacked him last Christmas Eve in Georgia.... More »

Your Baby Warms Your Heart. Breastfeeding Might Protect It

Nursing a baby for two years provides the most protection

(Newser) - It's well established that breastfeeding confers a wide range of health benefits to both mother and baby. For instance, a mother's risk of obesity, breast and ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis go down if she nursed, reports the Independent . But now researchers report in the Journal of the American ... More »

There's a Major Misconception About Dairy

It's not linked to increase in cardiovascular disease: study

(Newser) - Gouda news for cheese lovers: Despite claims that the fatty treat does damage to your cardiovascular health, a review of 29 studies has found no evidence that full-fat dairy products like cheese and milk boost one's risk of death, heart attack, or stroke. While many dairy products are high... More »

Beer Isn't Wrecking Just Your Liver—It's Bad for Your Heart

The cardiac arrhythmias seem to be mostly benign, but some are more worrying

(Newser) - Armed with hand-held breathalyzers and EKGs, German scientists put in a hard month's work at Munich's Oktoberfest as they mingled with thousands of men and women who were "under the stress of alcohol," to use the scientific term. Now they're reporting in the European Heart ... More »

Daily Diet Soda May Take Toll on Your Brain

Study suggests an increased risk of stroke and dementia

(Newser) - Diet soda might help with the waistline, but a new study suggests it's bad for the brain. Researchers in Massachusetts found that those who drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day were about three times as likely to experience a stroke or dementia compared to those who... More »

More Bad News on Yo-Yo Dieting

People with coronary heart disease have something else to worry about

(Newser) - Losing weight is one thing, keeping it off quite another. And now researchers are finding that among those with coronary heart disease (CHD)—which the Mayo Clinic reports develops from damaged or diseased blood vessels typically caused by blockage and inflammation—yo-yo dieting may dramatically increase the risk of stroke,... More »

Scientists Find Potential New Use for Spider Venom

Poison from funnel web spider reduced brain damage in rats after strokes

(Newser) - Almost 6 million people die from a stroke each year, and although scientists aren't recommending spider bites to remedy that, the poison contained in one particular arachnid may fend off stroke-related brain damage, the Guardian reports. In a study published in the PNAS journal , Australian scientists discovered that just... More »

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