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Simple Test May Help You Prevent Stroke

Copyright: -bunyos-123RF Stock PhotoStroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted: either by being blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.

A stroke is a medical emergency, but a new study may have found a way to help prevent stroke by identifying those at risk before they show any symptoms.

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Is Your “Weird” Sleep Normal? History Says Yes.

public domain - Teodoro S GruhlAccording to the National Institute of Health, sufficient sleep is required to keep your brain working well and to protect your physical health. It’s when you are asleep that the brain is forming new pathways to help you learn and remember. It’s also when your body is most involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Chronic sleep deficiency is tied to heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. It even increases the likelihood that you will become obese.

We’ve long known that between 7 and 8 hours of sleep seems to be ideal. Most of us assume that means we need about 8 uninterrupted hours if we’re going to feel our best, but at least one researcher is saying we may be wrong.

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First-time Ever: New Method Detects Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms

Copyright: nebari - 123RFUntil now, no methods have existed for early detection of Alzheimer’s, a disease which currently affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans. Up until this point, we’ve had to wait for serious memory loss to take its toll before identifying Alzheimer’s, and many people wait even longer, mistakenly believing that memory loss is a normal part of aging.

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