Woman Selfies Her Stroke to Show Doctors She Wasn't Just 'Stressed'

A Canadian woman recorded herself having a stroke, hoping it would help prove to doctors that her symptoms were not just a result of stress. » 6/23/14 10:30pm 6/23/14 10:30pm

New Guidelines Urge Women To Monitor Stroke Risk Carefully

Don't have enough to worry about when it comes to your health as a woman? Great news; science says you could face higher risks for strokes than men now too. » 2/07/14 10:20am 2/07/14 10:20am

Getting Garbled Texts from a Loved One? They Could Be Having a Stroke

It seems like a dangerous precedent to start dialing 911 every time you get a nonsense text from a relative—if we're using that as a metric then pretty much everyone in my family over the age of 50 is having a stroke at all times. But, of course, as interpersonal communication shifts more and more toward the digital… » 12/27/12 9:30am 12/27/12 9:30am

Seriously, All of Us Really Need to Go the Fuck to Sleep

Yes, we all know in theory that we need to get more rest, but we never seem to actually do anything about it. Sure, part of our constant tiredness is due to circumstances beyond our control—we are too busy living to sleep—but maybe we need to start changing those circumstances because study after study seems to show… » 6/11/12 1:10pm 6/11/12 1:10pm

Have a Daily Cocktail, Ladies, Unless You Want a Stroke

Bad news for teetotalers (I'm looking at your impossibly youthful face, Ann Romney) — findings from an ongoing study study published today in the unfortunately-named journal Stroke show that women who drink a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail daily were less likely to suffer strokes than women who don't drink at all. » 3/08/12 9:30pm 3/08/12 9:30pm

Science Gives Go-Ahead To Take As Much Adderall As You Want

Well, sort of. Despite earlier concerns that stimulants taken for ADHD could cause heart problems, a new study has found that the drugs don't increase takers' risk of heart attack or stroke. The sound you hear is thousands of sleep-deprived college students applauding. » 12/12/11 6:50pm 12/12/11 6:50pm

Science Says Eat Your Herring, Young Lady

A new study shows that eating fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, cod, and herring can cut heart attack and stroke risk in young women, even if their intake doesn't reach recommended daily levels. You've probably already heard that fish is good for your heart, but most studies focused on men or older women, so it's good… » 12/06/11 1:50pm 12/06/11 1:50pm

Woman Who Had A Stroke Is Trapped At The South Pole


A 58-year-old woman who works at the Amundsen-Scott research station at the South Pole suffered a stroke at the end of August, and now a battle has erupted between her family and the company that runs the station over when she will be evacuated. Renee-Nicole Douceur was seen immediately after her stroke by the… » 10/09/11 1:00pm 10/09/11 1:00pm

Chocolate Could Protect Against Diabetes

Cathy, rejoice: research has suggested that eating chocolate reduces not just the risk of heart disease, but that of stroke and diabetes as well. » 8/29/11 12:25pm 8/29/11 12:25pm

Depression May Up Women's Stroke Risk

In news that can only be called depressing, a new study suggests that depressed women have an elevated risk of stroke. And women who take antidepressants apparently have an even higher risk. » 8/12/11 9:50am 8/12/11 9:50am

Study: Divorced Parents Could Raise Kids' Stroke Risk

A study says people who grew up with divorced parents have twice the stroke risk of those whose parents were together. Big caveat: most participants who had strokes grew up in the 1940s, when divorce was much more stigmatized. » 11/22/10 2:10pm 11/22/10 2:10pm

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Suffers Stroke

Rue McClanahan, 75, is recovering from a stroke she suffered after having bypass surgery in November, her (sixth) husband has revealed. With her speech and mobility affect, McClanahan is currently in a nursing facility. [M&C] » 1/14/10 1:20pm 1/14/10 1:20pm

Our Painted Faces Could Be Giving Us Cancer