THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s.
In fact, six of 14 cases of fatal heat stroke investigated in the new study "occurred when the Heat Index was below 91 degrees Fahrenheit," noted a team led by Dr. Aaron Tustin, from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African Americans -- but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn't.
It's a new layer on the study and treatment of these inherited conditions affecting red blood cells, and experts say it should prompt doctors to dig deeper.
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests.
Bleeding (hemorrhagic) strokes account for only 10 to 15 percent of all strokes, but they are the deadliest and most disabling type of stroke. And people who've had a bleeding stroke are at high risk of another one, which is often fatal, according to the study authors.
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Treating stroke survivors' blood pressure more aggressively might prevent a substantial number of deaths, a new study estimates.
Last year, new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association lowered the threshold for diagnosing high blood pressure. They said people should consider treatment when their numbers reach 130/80 mm Hg or higher -- rather than the long-used threshold of 140/90 mm Hg.