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Stroke

Stroke in women

Women are at a greater risk of suffering a stroke than men are. Taking birth control pills, hormonal replacement therapy during menopause and pregnancy are some of the factors specific to women. Learn how to spot some of the common signs and symptoms of stroke in women.

Gender differences in stroke symptoms

Women's stroke symptoms may differ from men's. They may be more likely than men to suffer certain "non-traditional" symptoms of stroke, a new study suggests.

Worms may hold key to stroke

Worms that can survive with almost no oxygen are teaching scientists how to rescue oxygen-starved cells in humans who suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Coffee cuts women's stroke risk

Female coffee drinkers can enjoy their java in good health - at least when it comes to stroke risk, new research from Spain shows.

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