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John Singleton’s death outlines importance of knowing warning signs of stroke

John Singleton attends FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration at Craft on September 16, 2017 in Century City, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) The death of famed director John Singleton on Monday at age 51 has shocked and saddened both celebrities and fans alike and as Singleton was known for bringing awareness to the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival

New research reveals that being overweight, obese, or severely obese may improve a person’s chances of surviving after a stroke. Being obese or overweight may have its advantages, suggests one new study. Obesity is a “serious medical condition” that can lead to various complications. These might include atherosclerosis and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even… Read More »

Drug May Be Safer Option Against Repeat Stroke

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka… Read More »