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Research: switching salt could prevent thousands of deaths from heart attack and stroke in Indonesia

A simple switch from regular salt to salt substitute alternatives will help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. It would also provide much-needed health expenditure savings.
The funeral of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6, 1924. Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The last days of Woodrow Wilson

On the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s death, a presidential historian looks at how he was able to stay in power despite his illnesses.
Obesity is itself a disease, in addition to contributing to the onset and progression of other conditions such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke. (Shutterstock)

Obesity is a dangerous disease that shares key features with cancer

Obesity is a disease that shares several characteristics with cancer, but does not get the same society-wide recognition of its disease status, so people with obesity are less likely to get treatment.
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The lesser-known risk factors for heart disease

Gout, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis are all risk factors for heart disease. They all have one thing in common: inflammation.
Women continue to experience disparities in treatment and prevention of heart disease in comparison with other Canadians. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Dying to be seen: Why women’s risk for heart disease and stroke is still higher than men’s in Canada

Women are often under-diagnosed and under-treated for heart disease and may be unaware of their specific risk factors. Clinical and research practices need to reflect the diversity of women in Canada.
Cells secrete exosomes carrying molecules that play a critical role in both health and disease. Meletios Verras/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Chickenpox and shingles virus lying dormant in your neurons can reactivate and increase your risk of stroke – new research identified a potential culprit

People with an active case of shingles have up to an 80% higher risk of stroke than those without. The increased risk is highest for patients under 40.
The stroke suffered by U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman has shed light on little-known aspects of stroke recovery. Mark Makela/Getty Images News via Getty Images

Fetterman’s struggles with language highlight the challenges after a stroke – a vascular neurologist explains aphasia and the path to recovery

Auditory processing disorders and aphasia can make spoken speech difficult to produce and understand. But these challenges alone do not imply cognitive impairments.
The new rating system shows that eating the right amount of vegetables can lower your risk of heart disease by nearly 20%. Westend61/Getty Images

How unhealthy is red meat? And how beneficial is it to eat vegetables? A new rating system could help you cut through the health guidelines

Health guidelines can feel contradictory and hard to interpret. But a new star rating system should help consumers and policymakers better parse the evidence behind health risks and outcomes.

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