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Oranges, grapefruits lower women's stroke risk

By MyHealthNewsDaily staff   A diet rich in citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits, may reduce women's risk of stroke, a new study says.

How Can Mothers’ Work Status Be Linked To Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity epidemic has long been a headache for most countries around the world. Obese children are likely to be fat as they become adults and they are therefore facing a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke and heart disease.

Man stricken eating 'Triple Bypass' burger

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Man stricken eating &#039;Triple Bypass&#039; burger

Menu warnings nearly proved true for a man at a downtown Las Vegas restaurant that offers "Bypass" burgers, "Flatliner" fries and free meals to people over 350 pounds.

More Pregnant Women Are Having Strokes!

It is unlikely that women would have stroke during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. However, researchers from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia have spotted a big jump in such events over the past 12 years.

Americans significantly lower trans fat over decade

Study finds that Americancs have experienced a decline in their blood levels of trans fat, which could mean a decreased risk of heart disease.

Can Heart Attack Damage Be Repaired?

Heart attack is a common name for myocardial infarction (MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). When a person has a heart attack, some heart cells will die because of interruption of blood supply to a part of his or her heart. If a heart attack victim is not dealt with immediately, he or she might end up with death. That is why it is the leading cause for death for men and women worldwide.

Omega-3 fatty acids tied to lower heart risk

Older adults who had the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, most commonly found in fish, were 30 percent less likely to later develop an irregular heartbeat than peers with the lowest blood levels of omega-3s, according to a U.S. study.

Check blood pressure in both arms? You should

Study finds that blood pressure check in both arms could improve patient care and catch early signs of peripheral artery disease.

Strokes Could Happen During Sleep!

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer.
While some stroke can be deadly, most of the strokes can probably be treated if victims act quickly. Clot-busting drugs are used to prevent permanent disability after a stroke. However, victims must receive the treatment within a 4-and-a-half-hour window after the stroke symptoms begin.

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