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Chocolate May Lower Men's Stroke Risk

Getty Images Men may be able to reduce their risk of having a stroke by about one-sixth, simply by eating one chocolate bar per week. That’s the appetizing conclusion of a large new study from Sweden, the first in a long line of recent studies on the potential heart and …

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Why You Can Quit Worrying About Your Caffeine Habit

Caffeine might be good for more than keeping you alert. Researchers in Japan found that while drinking at least one cup of coffee a day lowered stroke risk by 20% and drinking two cups of green tea a day lowered it by 14%, the benefit from both was likely greater than either one …

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Most Young Adults With Stroke Symptoms Would Delay Going to the ER

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms. Ideally, people with an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) should receive medical care within …

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Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people’s risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints. Looking at a decade’s worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that the national incidence of …

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What Are Solar Flares and Can They Affect Your Health?

The sun’s been a bit of a show-off lately. On the heels of its magnificent total eclipse last month, yesterday it produced the biggest solar flare recorded in the last 12 years. This and other flares in recent days have caused a radio blackout and “shock arrivals” of radiation from …

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