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Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Many people who have a stroke also experience vision impairment as a result. New groundbreaking research looks at the mechanisms that play a role in this damage and shows that it may be reversible. New research may offer people who have lost some of their vision due to a stroke renewed hope that they may […]

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Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?

Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?

New research investigates whether a stroke can affect the diversity of bacterial populations in the gut and whether these changes could influence the brain’s recovery process. A stroke can cause changes in gut bacteria that could last for a long time and impact health outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that […]

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Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Two new research studies show that the chance of experiencing a stroke are significantly higher after flu or flu-like illness. Researchers are looking for a link between flu-like illness and the risk of stroke. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and […]

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Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes

Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes

The risk of having a stroke — particularly the kind that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling from the heart — appears to be greater in people who have higher levels of iron, according to recent research. New research finds a link between increased levels of iron and the risk of having […]