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 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