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Stroke

09 October 2009

Shingles up risk of stroke

Shingles are more than just painful. A new study suggests that they may increase the risk of stroke.

Shingles are more than just painful. A new study suggests that they may increase the risk of stroke.

Dr Herng-Ching Lin, from Taipei Medical University, Taiwan and associates found that a bout of shingles raises the risk of stroke over the subsequent year by roughly 30%.


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