Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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SimpleScience@Heart: What’s bad for your heart may be bad for your brain

What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain. In a new study, people with the most heart disease risk factors performed only half as well on …

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SimpleScience@Heart 7: lucky number for reducing stroke risk

Seven may be your lucky number when it comes to reducing stroke risk. For every extra seven grams of fiber people added to their daily diet, their risk of

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SimpleScience@Heart: Heart-healthy behavior reduces cancer, too

Following seven healthy behaviors to prevent heart disease can also help you ward off cancer. For each American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 steps that you follow, your risk

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SimpleScience@Heart: Walking trumps massage for improving life after stroke

Stroke survivors should consider a regular stroll around their neighborhood instead of routine trips to a masseuse. A new study shows that stroke survivors who walked three times a

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speed matters in stroke treatment: 30-minute delay = 10 percent drop in good recovery

It’s the terrifying math of stroke treatment: For every 30-minute delay, chances of good recovery go down 10 percent. Here’s how the 30-10 Formula works. New research shows that

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SimpleScience@Heart: Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. soldiers

About half of U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries have significant complications — including constricted blood vessels and increased blood pressure in the brain. Traumatic brain injury is a

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SimpleScience@Heart: New diabetes drug may prevent brain swelling after stroke

A new version of the diabetes drug glyburide may help prevent deadly brain swelling in patients with a devastating stroke. During a stroke, fluid can build up in the

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Simple Science@Heart: Psychosocial distress may increase risk of stroke in seniors

Seniors dealing with depression, stress, a negative outlook and dissatisfaction with life may face a higher risk of stroke. That grumpy outlook could be psychosocial distress, and researchers have

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SimpleScience@Heart: New stent safer, more effective at mending brain aneurysms

A new stent — covered with a thin, porous layer of polyurethane — repaired aneurysms in an animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. A

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SimpleScience@Heart: Eating flaxseed may lower blood pressure

Eating flaxseed may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. In a study, people who added 30 grams of milled flaxseed to their diet every day for six