The words come one by one in a steady voice, as if each enunciated word was dispensed rather than spoken. “I was at home on a Saturday night, and I was playing bridge on the computer,” Leila Olson says. Slowly, she reaches to touch the side of her head. “I was a speech pathologist for 32 years,” she says, struggling slightly with the word that had defined her adult working life in the Grand Forks public schools. “So I knew it was a stroke.”
The new review involved health records for more than 440,000 adults aged 25 to 65. It found that those on ADHD drugs had about the same number of heart attacks, strokes and sudden heart-related deaths as adults who didn't use those drugs.
The research can't prove such a link. But it fits with other work tying A, B and AB to more risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an increased risk of bleeding, which implies less chance of clots, the cause of most strokes.
Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study's safety goal.
Five days after suffering two mini strokes, KFGO radio personality Sandy Buttweiler was back on the air Tuesday. Buttweiler, who hosts the popular “Jack & Sandy Show” with Jack Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, said she felt well, though a little tired after the ordeal.
Life expectancy dropped about a month, from 77.9 years in 2007 to 77.8 years in 2008. The author of the report called the change minuscule and says it will take many years to see whether it's a trend. A similar decline occurred in 2005.
More than two years after having a stroke, 15-year-old Jamie Fredrickson became the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association team roping champion along with his partner Tyrel Fitzgerald, 17. The boys competed June 18-20 in Bowman and qualified for the upcoming national championships in Wyoming.
The Food and Drug Administration says it will consider a new call today to force food makers to gradually cut the salt hidden inside their products — but don't expect less salty soups, pizzas or pastas any time soon.
Too much salt is hidden in Americans’ food, and regulators plan to work with manufacturers to cut back — but the government isn’t ready to go along with a major new recommendation that it order a decrease.
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