Study: Strokes hitting more young people

Global warning

Study: Strokes hitting more young people

Strokes are increasingly hitting younger people and the incidence of the crippling condition worldwide could double by 2030, warns the first global analysis of the problem. The growing number of younger people with worrying risk factors such as bulging waistlines, diabetes and high blood pressure means they are becoming increasingly susceptible.

Mysterious illnesses

FDA tries to find how pets died

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats, and officials are hoping pet owners and veterinarians can help them figure out what exactly may be causing the illnesses. The problem appears to be tied to dog pet treats made in China, the FDA said, though investigators haven't yet found a cause. The FDA says it has received reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats since 2007.

Lower level is better

Blood sugar linked to memory issues

People with elevated blood sugar levels are more likely to have memory problems than people with lower levels, a study of 141 people has shown. The results, published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology, suggest that people within the normal range could help prevent cognitive problems as they age by lowering their blood sugar levels.

Times wires

Study: Strokes hitting more young people 10/23/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:10pm]

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