Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?
For the first time researchers have assessed the impact on the risk of heart or blood vessel problems from the combination of sleep patterns and genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular disease.
Got a migraine? Relief may already be on your medicine shelf
A research review in The American Journal of Medicine shows that aspirin can be considered a possible clinical option to other, more costly treatment and preventive options for migraines
Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease,heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Non-Motor Symptoms in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
In an Acta Neurologica Scandinavia study of 182 patients with Parkinson’s disease and 185 healthy controls, patients with Parkinson’s disease had significantly lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. Also, patients with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to fall, and to experience…
Too much coffee raises the odds of triggering a migraine headache
A new study in The American Journal of Medicine links high daily intake of caffeinated beverages with the onset of migraine headaches on the same or next day
Dietary choline associates with reduced risk of dementia
A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Phosphatidylcholine was also linked to enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs…
Active Sexual Life May Benefit Men with Early Parkinson’s Disease
New research published in the European Journal of Neurology indicates that an active sexual life is linked with lower disability and better quality of life in men with early Parkinson’s disease.
Higher iron levels may boost heart health – but also increase risk of stroke
In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, explored the role that iron plays in over 900 diseases.
Urinary tract and other infections may trigger different kinds of stroke
Several infections have been identified as possible stroke triggers, with urinary tract infections showing the strongest link with ischemic stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journalStroke.
Exercise an effective protection against life-threatening cerebral haemorrhage
A Finnish study demonstrates that as little as half an hour of light exercise per week effectively protects against subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most lethal disorder of the cerebral circulation.
Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke
People who worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or more, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.