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First Guidelines to Prevent Stroke in Women

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February 6, 2014
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Pregnancy, birth control and certain migraines are the focus of the first guidelines from the American Heart Association for preventing stroke in women. They face certain risk factors uniquely or more frequently than men. (Feb. 6) Video provided by AP


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France 24 (Feb. 3, 2013) — France's health authorities have decided that a higher risk of blood clots, strokes and thrombosis in the latest versions of birth control pills pose an unacceptable danger to women's health. As a result, the government has changed its prescription guidelines for oral contraceptives. The decision could affect 2.5 million women in France and many more overseas, should other countries follow suit.
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Decades Old Stroke Damage Reversible With Oxygen Therapy, Say Researchers

Decades Old Stroke Damage Reversible With Oxygen Therapy, Say Researchers

Reuters (May 2, 2013) — Up to 20 years after suffering a stroke, patients in Israel are reporting remarkable improvements in brain function with calibrated oxygen treatments inside hyperbaric chambers. While treating stroke patients with hyperbaric oxygen is nothing new, the fact that it can be effective after so many years is an exciting new development according to specialists at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. Jim Drury went to see the therapy demonstrated.
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Stroke Risk May Rise When Temps Drop

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AP (Feb. 12, 2014) — Cloudy with a chance of stroke? A new study found there may be a link between certain weather, including cold temperatures, and the risk of suffering a stroke. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP
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Only Half Of U.S. Women Can Spot Stroke Symptoms

Only Half Of U.S. Women Can Spot Stroke Symptoms

Newsy (Mar. 20, 2014) — A new study found only half of American women can spot bodily weakness as a sign of a stroke. Even fewer recognize other symptoms. Video provided by Newsy
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