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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
The Burden of Alcohol Use
New strategies may be needed to curb harmful alcohol use, especially in low-income countries.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
There's No Place Like Home — To Grow Old
For those in midlife, lifestyle choices made now may have a major impact on living long and staying independent later in life.
Drinking in Middle Age: Keep It Light
While drinking isn't all bad when it comes to your health, going overboard can be a problem. Too much alcohol in middle age may have some serious health effects.
Did James Bond's Martini Give Him a Tremor?
Fictional British spy James Bond, 007, asked for his martinis to be "shaken, not stirred" — but new research suggests that his preference may have resulted from an alcohol induced tremor.
Heart Healthy Smoking Cessation Therapies
Kicking the smoking habit can improve overall health and quality of life. A recent review investigates where smoking cessation therapies affect heart health.
Heavy Drinking and Hangovers Tied to Stroke
Waking up with a hangover can leave you with a headache for the rest of the day. Recent research suggests that it also may lead to lasting damage to blood vessels.
Stroke From Smoking Is Gender Blind
There is no doubt about it — smoking is hard on the body. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. Smoking cigarettes can increase anyone's risk of having a stroke.