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After adjusting for age, sex, physical activity and other variables, adults who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks had an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to an observational study.

A prospective study in Japan found that men and women who lost their jobs had higher risks of morbidity and mortality from total, hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

Though aspirin has long been a treatment method for people suffering from peripheral vascular disease (PVD), new research from the University of Florida shows that it actually may not provide cardiovascular benefits.

From 2003 to 2012, acute ischemic stroke hospitalization rates increased 30 percent among women and 41.5 percent among men who were between 35 and 44 years old, according to a database analysis.

Scientists have long known that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is linked to inflammation, but new research has shed light on how it also significantly influences blood pressure.

 

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Artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of stroke, dementia

After adjusting for age, sex, physical activity and other variables, adults who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks had an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to an observational study.

Unemployment, job loss may increase risk of stroke mortality, morbidity

A prospective study in Japan found that men and women who lost their jobs had higher risks of morbidity and mortality from total, hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

Study finds aspirin might not improve peripheral vascular disease

Though aspirin has long been a treatment method for people suffering from peripheral vascular disease (PVD), new research from the University of Florida shows that it actually may not provide cardiovascular benefits.

Ischemic stroke hospitalizations among younger adults increased 30% or more in recent years

From 2003 to 2012, acute ischemic stroke hospitalization rates increased 30 percent among women and 41.5 percent among men who were between 35 and 44 years old, according to a database analysis.

Tumor necrosis influences blood pressure, arterial constriction

Scientists have long known that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is linked to inflammation, but new research has shed light on how it also significantly influences blood pressure.

AHA, ASA develop algorithm to help EMS personnel ID, treat strokes

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association have developed an algorithm to help emergency medical services (EMS) personnel better identify strokes, assess patients’ conditions and determine the hospital that best meets patients’ needs.

International consortium recommends neurological endpoints for cardiovascular trials

The Neurologic Academic Research Consortium (NeuroARC) recently released a consensus paper proposing neurological endpoints that could be used in cardiovascular clinical trials.

High blood pressure doesn’t indicate mortality risk in inactive elderly patients

New research from Oregon State University suggests that older adults with elevated blood pressure are not at a high risk of death if they have a weak grip or are generally inactive, an important finding for physicians treating hypertension in these patients.

Study finds 40% of intracerebral hemorrhage survivors have depression within 5 years

Even if patients survive an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), they may be at an increased risk of future mental issues.

American Stroke Association honors 10 scientists, researchers for exemplary work

The American Stroke Association (ASA) recently honored 10 scientists and researchers at its International Stroke Conference in Houston.

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