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Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

Even in environments with low air pollution, long term exposure to traffic exhaust near people’s homes may heighten their risk of stroke, according to a new study from Sweden. The culprit appears to be a fine particle air pollutant called black carbon. Exposure to exhaust fumes may raise the risk of stroke, new research suggests. […]

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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 […]