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Conflicting reports about whether Mubarak has diedupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 20:23:00

Reports conflicted Wednesday over whether the 84-year-old former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was clinically dead.

Air pollution may increase stroke, heart attack riskupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 07:38:00

A brief uptick in traffic-related air pollution may be enough to increase a person's short-term risk of stroke, new research suggests.

Former Israeli prime minister indictedupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:12:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was indicted on Thursday for seeking bribes in three controversial real estate projects, among them the highly-disputed Holyland housing project in Jerusalem.

Weight-loss surgery may lower heart attack, stroke riskupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 07:47:00

Obese people who decide to undergo stomach surgery to speed weight loss may lower their risk of having -- and dying from -- a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.

Mystery surrounded Kim Jong Il's healthupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 10:04:00

Like most aspects of his life, the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was shrouded in secrecy.

Stroke at 22: Honoring the lessons 20 years laterupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 07:13:00

Lying in the back of the ambulance, unable to move my right arm or leg, I began bargaining with God.

South Pole engineer stranded after stroke focuses on restoring full visionupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 08:20:00

An American engineer who was stranded in the South Pole for weeks after suffering a stroke will be discharged from a Maryland hospital Saturday, the woman told reporters.

Perry responds to Bachmann HPV claimsupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

Gov. Rick Perry responds to claims made by Rep. Michele Bachmann about the HPV vaccine and mental retardation.

CDC committee recommends boys receive HPV vaccineupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.

Antarctic Stroke Victim Waits to get to hospitalupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 06:29:00

Women at South Pole continues to wait for plane ride to hospital to get treatment for stroke.

Even slightly high blood pressure may raise stroke riskupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:52:00

Many more Americans may be at risk of having a stroke than previously thought.

Depression increases risk of stroke, study saysupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:16:00

People with depression are more likely to have a stroke than their mentally healthy peers, and their strokes are more likely to be fatal, according to a new analysis published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Egypt's caretaker PM hospitalized for fatigueupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 20:53:00

Interim Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was being treated for exhaustion at a Cairo hospital late Monday but had not suffered a stroke, as reported earlier, his spokesman said.

Investigators fail to find firm cause in crash that killed Ted Stevensupdated: Tue May 24 2011 16:52:00

Federal accident investigators admitted Tuesday they don't really know what caused the deadly crash in Alaska last year of a plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. The longtime Republican was among five people killed, including the pilot, who was taking a group to a fishing camp in the rugged Alaskan terrain.

Mobile app helps doctors diagnose strokesupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:13:00

When a patient suffers an acute stroke, the outcome often rests on how quickly they receive expert care.

Huh? Low-salt diet ups risk of fatal heart attack?updated: Wed May 04 2011 05:53:00

Doctors and public health officials have been telling us for years that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by raising blood pressure to unsafe levels. So how to explain a new study that suggests low salt intake actually increases the risk of dying from those causes?

'Poetry Man' singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow has diedupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 12:40:00

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow died in New York Tuesday from complications of a massive hemorrhagic stroke she suffered last year, according to her manager. She was 58.

I'm allergic to aspirin, so what can I take for my heart?updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 10:52:00

I am allergic to aspirin and wonder: If I ever needed a blood thinner or daily aspirin, is there any option for me? There is a history of heart disease in my mother's family. I do take irbesartan (Avapro) for high blood pressure and simvastatin (Zocor) for cholesterol control.

Comatose Sharon moved home for weekendupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 06:54:00

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, was moved from a hospital in Tel Aviv to his home Friday morning with no change in his condition.

Study: Weight-loss drug ups risk of heart attack, stroke in someupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 17:40:00

Overweight people with a history of heart disease who take the prescription weight-loss drug Meridia may be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Binge drinking, high blood pressure a lethal comboupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 16:33:00

It's no secret that high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Nor should it come as a surprise that binge drinking isn't the healthiest habit. But a new study suggests that combining the two may add up to double the trouble -- and much more, in some cases.

Man arrested for rushing wife to hospitalupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 17:02:00

A man says he was arrested for rushing his wife to the hospital when she appeared to be having a stroke. WTVC reports.

Charges dropped against man arrested after rushing wife to hospitalupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 17:02:00

Chattanooga police Tuesday dropped charges against a man arrested for speeding and other violations as he tried to rush his wife to a hospital when it appeared she was having a stroke.

Man arrested after rushing wife to hospital; officer put on paid leaveupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 22:12:00

The Chattanooga, Tennessee, police department has placed an officer on paid administrative leave after he arrested a man who was speeding and ran three red lights as he tried to rush his wife to a hospital, police said. Rue McClanahan's Death Shocked Loved Onesupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 14:47:00

But "she died with the dignity that she lived," manager Barbara Lawrence tells PEOPLE

Protein heart tests: A lifesaver or overhyped?updated: Mon May 24 2010 10:36:00

Dianne has always worried about her heart health -- both her parents died of heart attacks -- yet her cholesterol has never been off the charts. All the same, the 59-year-old schoolteacher (who asked that her last name not be used) has been taking a cholesterol-lowering statin for more than two years.

Bret Michaels diagnosed with heart problemupdated: Fri May 21 2010 17:42:00

Rock singer Bret Michaels had another health setback this week when doctors found a hole in his heart that they think caused him to suffer a warning stroke, his publicist said. Bret Michaels Hospitalized with 'Warning Stroke'updated: Fri May 21 2010 10:08:00

Tests also find a hole in his heart, but the rocker is expected to make full recovery

Beau Biden suffers apparent mild stroke, doctor saysupdated: Wed May 12 2010 11:34:00

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden -- the son of Vice President Joe Biden -- has suffered what doctors believe to be a mild stroke, according to the hospital.

Tests suggest setback for Bret Michaelsupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 09:21:00

Medical tests show Bret Michaels has suffered a setback in his recovery from a brain hemorrhage, according to a statement posted on his official website Tuesday. Bret Michaels Suffers a 'Minor Setback'updated: Wed Apr 28 2010 09:11:00

Doctors are hopeful the singer will recover despite a side effect that can cause seizures, his reps tell PEOPLE

Michaels' type of hemorrhage has wide range of outcomesupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 22:22:00

The feeling of blood hitting the brain's sensitive covering can give a person the worst headache of his life, doctors say.

Can you suggest affordable, healthy, easy-to-fix meals?updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 09:39:00

I'm a senior on a fixed income. I can't drive and have only partial use of right arm because of stroke. Now my doctor tells me to get on a low-fat, low-sodium, low-carbohydrate diet. I have about $150 a month to spend on "kitchen" items, including taxi fare, detergent, paper towels, etc. I've done some online searching, but have not come up with an affordable, easy-to-prepare menu. Any help out there?

Singing therapy helps stroke patients regain languageupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 10:24:00

When mothers speak to children, it's often in a singsong tone. That's no coincidence, scientists say, given that music and language are so intricately linked in the brain.

Capt. Phil Harris of TV's 'Deadliest Catch' dies after strokeupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 10:30:00

Capt. Phil Harris of the Discovery Channel show "The Deadliest Catch" died Tuesday of complications from a stroke suffered late last month. He was 53.

Risks of daily aspirin may outweigh the benefitsupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 11:38:00

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day can help prevent heart attacks in people who've already had one. But if you've never had a heart attack (or stroke), the risks of taking a daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the benefits, according to a U.K. report published in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

Jury being picked in case of slain Arkansas television anchorupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 17:06:00

Jury selection was under way for a second day Tuesday in the trial of a man accused in the rape and beating death of an Arkansas television anchor a year ago.

TV anchor death trial to beginupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 17:06:00

A murder trial is set to begin for the alleged killer of KATV personality Anne Pressly. In Session's Jack Ford has the details. Bill Trocchi: Q&A with ESPN GameDay host Lee Corsoupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 17:11:00

ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso suffered a mild stroke May 16 and was hospitalized for eight days. On Saturday, less than four months after losing his ability to speak and partial use of his right arm and leg, Corso was back in front of the cameras alongside Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit hosting college football's most popular pregame show.

Ex-Israeli leader Olmert charged in corruption probeupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 14:44:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on a variety of corruption charges in a probe that dogged his last months in office, prosecutors announced Sunday.

Know your blood pressure and protect your heartupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:34:00

High blood pressure is truly a silent killer. In fact, a heart attack or stroke may be the first sign that you even have a problem. That's why it's so important to get your blood pressure checked every time you go to the doctor -- especially if you're a woman.

Women's migraines linked to higher stroke, heart attack riskupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 11:35:00

Middle-aged and older women who have migraines with auras -- the flashing lights, a certain smell, or other sights or sounds that can signal oncoming pain -- appear to have a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks than their migraine-free peers, a new study suggests.

What you eat can improve your health, mind, and appearanceupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 09:22:00

For many, springtime means revamping exercise regimens, improving appearance, reading more books, taking on a new hobby, and improving dietary habits.

Study: Proximity to fast-food restaurants linked to stroke riskupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 16:25:00

A person's risk of stroke is associated with the number of fast-food restaurants near their residence, according to a study presented Thursday at a stroke conference in San Diego, California.

Living near fast food outletsupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 16:25:00

People who live near many fast food restaurants have a higher risk of stroke. But what exactly is the link?

Suspect in anchorwoman's killing to be arraignedupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 11:21:00

The man accused in the brutal killing of Arkansas television anchor Anne Pressly will appear next Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, where he will enter a plea in the high-profile case.

DNA links man to TV anchor's death, police sayupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 11:58:00

DNA evidence links a man in custody to the killing of a 26-year-old Arkansas television news anchor, police say.

Do migraines with auras increase the risk of stroke?updated: Wed Nov 19 2008 14:06:00

A 2007 study indicates that women who have migraines with auras are at increased risk for stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, looked at 1,000 African-American and white women from ages 15 to 49 and was published in the journal Stroke in August 2007.

North Korea's leader not ill, official saysupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 09:03:00

Reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is sick are "nonsense," a North Korean official said Thursday. N Korea: Kim Had Brain Surgeryupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 06:00:00

North Korea's Kim Jong Il had brain surgery after a stroke last month and could have partial paralysis, media reported, after the South Korean government said he remained in control of his country

N. Korea denies Kim Jong Il health 'conspiracies'updated: Wed Sep 10 2008 22:55:00

North Korea on Wednesday denied claims that its reclusive leader Kim Jong Il is seriously ill and may have suffered a stroke, granting a rare interview to a foreign media outlet to dismiss what it said were "conspiracy theories."

Kim's possible successorsupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 22:55:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton looks at where the persistent reports of Kim Jong Il's poor health are coming from.

Antidepressants could help stroke victims from the startupdated: Tue May 27 2008 18:04:00

Doctors may want to give stroke victims antidepressants right away instead of waiting until they develop depression, a common complication, new research suggests. Did Ted Kennedy Suffer a Stroke?updated: Sat May 17 2008 16:00:00

Reports that he had a seizure do not preclude that it was a stroke as well, especially given his medical history

Birth control pills, salon haircuts can raise stroke riskupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 10:22:00

In April 1993, Britt Harwe, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, was in a good place in her life. She was 26 years old and married to a wonderful guy, and they had a daughter, Caitlin, who was just about to turn 2. She had a job she loved, too. As a customer-service representative at an insurance agency, she'd spend long hours with a phone cradled between her neck and shoulder. So when she woke up one morning with an extremely painful stiff neck, she wasn't surprised -- just a little concerned. "I wanted to get it taken care of right away because I didn't know if I'd be able to work or take care of my daughter," she says. Samantha Morton Reveals She Suffered a Strokeupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:25:00

"I was near death," says the Oscar nominee of what happened "at the beginning of 2006" Sleepiness and Stroke Riskupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:00:00

A new study suggests that excessive daytime drowsiness may foretell a risk for stroke and other vascular disorders

VR helping aid stroke recovery updated: Mon Sep 24 2007 06:55:00

Anyone who has suffered and survived a stroke will know of its devastating consequences and will be painfully aware that the road back to a normal life is a long and frustrating journey. Special Report: The Human Costupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 04:22:00

On the morning after Christmas Day 2005, Brad Cunningham complained about a searing headache and chest pains. When the 29-year-old amateur bodybuilder got up from the sofa in his mother's house in Garland, Texas, he keeled over. By the time his mother, Julia, got to a phone and called 911, Brad had fallen three times and was sprawled limply on the floor.

CNNMoney: Novartis pulls IBS drugupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 12:44:00

Novartis pulled its irritable bowel syndrome drug Zelnorm off the U.S. market at the FDA's request because of a possible stroke risk to patients, the company said Friday.

CNNMoney: Long-time Hollywood lobbyist suffers strokeupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 15:55:00

Jack Valenti, who served as president of the Motion Picture Association of America for nearly four decades, has suffered a stroke and has been taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, officials said.

Longtime movie group head suffers strokeupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 14:18:00

Jack Valenti, who served as president of the Motion Picture Association of America for nearly four decades, has suffered a stroke and has been taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, officials said.

Business 2.0: New Rx for the bodyupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 18:03:00

As Big Pharma's pipeline for blockbuster drugs slows, med tech giants are helping to fill the gap with devices that treat everything from migraines to severe depression.

Hospital: Sharon taken to intensive careupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 07:38:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transferred to the intensive care unit of Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Hospital: Sharon's condition worsens updated: Sun Jul 23 2006 13:13:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken a turn for the worse in recent days, a hospital spokesman said Sunday.

Stroke expertise started in fish tankupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 12:20:00

When Larry Goldstein was in high school, his biology class project was to study the brains of goldfish -- their memory and how they learn.

CNNMoney: Cholesterol drugs can save stroke patients' lives tooupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 11:38:00

Drugs that lower cholesterol also have life-saving potential for stroke patients, according to a study released Thursday. Investing analysts doubt that this new benefit will add momentum to drug sales.

Sharon is 'critical but stable'updated: Sun Feb 12 2006 00:11:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's condition remained critical but stable the morning after he underwent emergency abdominal surgery, according to a hospital statement Sunday quoted by news agencies.

Sharon survives emergency surgeryupdated: Sat Feb 11 2006 03:35:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's life is in "no immediate danger" Saturday after emergency surgery for alarming damage in his intestinal tract, according to a hospital spokesman.

CNNMoney: Three little biotechs: Are they worth the risk?updated: Wed Feb 08 2006 11:27:00

Most biotech stocks are young, hot, and risky.

Experts: Sharon eye-flickering no real signupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 14:29:00

Reports that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's eyelids flickered as he recovers from a major stroke isn't a sign that he is waking from his medically induced coma, medical experts said.

Palestinians can vote in East Jerusalemupdated: Sun Jan 15 2006 07:45:00

Israel's Cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved a proposal allowing Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem to vote in next week's Palestinian legislative elections.

Experts: Sharon not out of the woodsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 11:34:00

Medical experts predict a grim future for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon even if he defies the odds and survives the terrible trauma to his brain.

Doctor: Sharon slightly moves right arm, legupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 00:00:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, recovering from surgeries after a major stroke, responded to pain stimulus Monday by slightly moving his right arm and leg, Hadassah Hospital officials said.

Sharon's stroke prompts questions for Israelupdated: Fri Jan 06 2006 21:21:00

Unconscious and clinging to life, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was in stable condition Saturday after a third round of brain surgery to treat a major stroke suffered on Wednesday.

Sharon shows brain function after strokeupdated: Thu Jan 05 2006 08:14:00

The director general of the hospital treating Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for a massive stroke told reporters Thursday that doctors won't know how much damage he suffered until they can wake him from an induced coma.

Doctors battling to save Sharonupdated: Thu Jan 05 2006 01:27:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remained on life support Thursday night after suffering a severe stroke and a brain hemorrhage, and his doctor declined to assess his prognosis.

Cerebral hemorrhages -- a closer lookupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 20:39:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered massive bleeding in his brain from a type of stroke called a cerebral hemorrhage, his doctors said Wednesday.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 16:08:00

Already a menace

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 16:06:00

More than a symptom

Senate Democratic leader Reid has mild strokeupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 19:54:00

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid suffered a mild stroke earlier this week and underwent tests, but he was not hospitalized and "feels fine," his office said Friday.

Robot workout for stroke sufferersupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 06:49:00

MIT scientists are hoping to create a "workout area" for stroke sufferers that incorporates smart therapeutic robots to help patients regain movement of their bodies.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 14:38:00

Getting it right

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu May 26 2005 11:54:00

The heart of the story

showbuzzupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 15:37:00

Call it a pre-emptive paparazzi strike.

Super scanner analyzes brain functionupdated: Tue Dec 21 2004 08:14:00

The world's most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine can produce higher-resolution images in less time, helping doctors prescribe the most suitable medication to stroke patients.

Study finds estrogen alone is risky, tooupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 08:22:00

The federal government is halting a large study looking at the use of estrogen because the hormone replacement appears to have no impact on heart disease and may even cause adverse health effects, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

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