Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in a region of the United States known as the "stroke belt" are not more likely to be hospitalized for stroke than those who don't live there, a new study finds.

Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clot-busting drug known as tPA appears safe for those who wake up in the morning to find they've had a stroke, a small new study suggests.

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests.

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children who suffer a stroke are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of suffering a severe stroke and poor health in stroke survivors, new research finds.

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests.

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow a heart-healthy diet won't see much change in their eating habits if, as reported, this year's U.S. Dietary Guidelines report rescinds previous warnings against eating certain cholesterol-rich foods, dietitians say.

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising on a motorized stationary bike may help boost stroke patients' brain and motor skills recovery, a small study suggests.

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who aren't well-hydrated when they have a stroke are about four times more likely to have a worse outcome than people who've had more fluids, a new study suggests.

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.