Female pet owners may be less likely to die of stroke
Jun26

Female pet owners may be less likely to die of stroke

Can pets be good for your health? Possibly yes, a study suggests. U.S. women over age 50 and generally healthy were less likely to die of cardiovascular events like stroke if they had a cat or dog, the researchers found. After accounting for the increase in physical activity required of dog owners, owning a cat instead of a dog was still tied to a lower risk of death from stroke. The researchers studied almost 4,000 adults age 50 and...

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For the first time, air pollution emerges as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide
Jun11

For the first time, air pollution emerges as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide

Air pollution — including environmental and household air pollution — has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global burden of stroke in 2013, according to a new study published in The Lancet Neurology journal. The findings, from an analysis of global trends of risk factors for stroke between 1990-2013, also show that over 90% of the global burden of stroke is linked...

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