A new study has found that strokes may be becoming more common among younger people. Experts speculate the increase may be due to a rise in risk factors such as diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. Lead researcher Dr. Brett Kissela, professor and vice-chair of neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, said he was motivated to study stroke rates in young people after observing a disturbing trend at his own hospital.
When reading the morning paper, women may take bad news to heart more than their male counterparts, a new study found. The Canadian study of 56 people found women who read negative news stories were more reactive to stressful situations later on. “If you are reading the paper every morning while drinking your cup of coffee and have a stressful day ahead, it is important to learn stress management techniques to help you through the rest of the day,” said author Marie-France Marin, a neuroscientist at the University of Montreal and lead author of the study, published today in the journal PLoS One.