Why do pets like pats?

I mean… ’cause they’re awesome.

Two or more diet sodas a day may increase risk of stroke

More and more evidence suggests that zero-calorie drinks may be just as bad as sugary ones.

Lifting weights may be better for the heart than cardio

Static exercises seem to outperform dynamic exercises in terms of improving heart health.

Bioengineered gel heals the brains of stroke-injured mice, paves way for human treatment

Think they’ll call it Stroke-b-gone?

More than just relaxation: Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke

Saunas are good for your heart, science suggests.

Hip hop music teaches children to recognize stroke and act quickly, study finds

Music can save lives, too.

Google AI can now look at your retina and predict the risk of heart disease

After analyzing┬ádata from over a quarter million patients, the neural network can predict the patient’s age (within a 4-year range), gender, smoking status, blood pressure, body mass index, and risk of cardiovascular┬ádisease.

Light-moderate drinking is good for your heart

Beer, liquor and wine lovers – rejoice!

Wearable FES-robot hybrid eases stroke recovery

Hong Kong PolyU has designed a new FES (functional electrical stimulation)-robot hybrid that promises to ease recovery of mobility in stroke victims.

Your hand shake is an indicator of your heart’s health

You can find out a lot about a man by his handshake – about his personality, his feelings towards you, or… his heart health. According to a new Canadian study, a firm handshake is a reliable indicator of good health; they actually want to use handshake tests as initial ways to gauge the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Peculiar medical cases: The woman who can write, but can’t read

M.P., a kindergarten teacher and expert reader, was hit by a stroke and, in the aftermath, her brain underwent some irreversible transformations. It’s hard to imagine the confusion and fright the 40-year-old woman must have felt when shortly after her stroke, while in the classroom trying to read to children – her biggest source of fulfillment – she realized that

Slow walker? You might just get dementia

The speed at which someone walks and the likelihood of dementia don’t have absolutely anything in common at a first glance, but according to a study published in the British Medical Journal in 2009 there is a ‘strong association’ between the two. They also said at a conference that grip strength in middle-aged men was linked to the likelihood of

Woman can literally feel sound after stroke

After she suffered a stroke, a 36-year-old professor started to feel sounds. In the beginning she didn’t know what was happening when a radio announcer’s voice made her tingle, or when during a flight she became physically uncomfortable. Neuroscientist at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York believe they understand