How big data can be used for personal health

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators followed a cohort of more than 100 people over several years, tracking the biology of what makes them them. Now, after collecting extensive data on the group’s genetic and molecular makeup, the researchers are piecing together a new understanding of what it means to be healthy and how deviations […]

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What is a stroke? Symptoms, causes and how to treat the brain condition

This month, the Stroke Association is pushing its Make May Purple campaign. The event aims to raise awareness for those who have been affected by the life-threatening medical condition. It also aims to educate the public about its causes and symptoms. Here’s everything you need to know about the illness. What is stroke? A stroke occurs when blood supply to […]

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2 Fast 2 Furious Director John Singleton’s Dies After Suffering A Stroke

The famous director and screenwriter John Singleton, who was known to be the youngest nominee for an Oscar, died at age 51 after suffering a severe stroke. The upsetting news was announced by his family after the deceased succumbed to the complications and was taken off the life support. Prior to his death, John had just arrived back in the […]

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Study: miracle cure olive oil as a natural blood thinner recognized

Olive oil – The miracle cure from the Mediterranean cuisine Olive oil is regarded for years as an integral part of any kitchen. Due to the increasingly responsible Mediterranean diet the form of each olive oil is known. There is much debate about how healthy the Oil is really. For example, it is supposed to reduce cholesterol and thereby the […]

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Patients with or without cancer use different forms of marijuana, study finds

People with and without cancer are more likely, over time, to use a more potent form of medical marijuana with increasingly higher amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study shows. In a report publishing in the Journal of Palliative Medicine on March 26, researchers say that cancer patients were more likely to favor forms of medical marijuana with higher amounts […]

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An upbeat attitude might help prevent 2nd stroke

(HealthDay)—If you’ve had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people felt they could protect themselves from a second stroke, they had lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for a recurrent stroke. “You can protect yourself against stroke by reducing your risk factors. […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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Drug used to treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer’s

Experimental stroke drug may also prevent Alzheimer’s by ‘preventing the build-up of toxic proteins in the brain’ Giving mice the medication 3K3A-APC stopped Alzheimer’s symptoms  3K3A-APC is used to reduce bleeding within the brain tissue of stroke patients Reduces inflammation, and protects nerve cells and the lining of blood vessels   e-mail View comments An experimental drug used to treat stroke […]

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Mutual appreciation key to saving marriage after a stroke, study shows

Laurel Sproule knew something in her 18-year marriage was changing when she came into the kitchen and found her husband Fred just standing there. He’d suffered a recent heart attack and then a stroke, but was home, and slowly responding to therapy. Getting ready to go out one day, they needed to eat lunch first, so Laurel laid out sandwich […]

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Each cigarette is poisoning our body E-cigarettes can facilitate Smoking cessation

English health authorities recommend E-cigarettes to stop Smoking Through a large-scale campaign, the English health authorities want to motivate the population to give up Smoking, by demonstrating the drastic Health effects that arise from each cigarette. To Stop the experts recommend a change to the E-cigarette. Public Health England (PHE) has published a number of short films that show the […]

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