Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females. “Many people don’t realize that women suffer stroke more frequently than men, and mortality is much higher among women,” said Dr. Kathryn Rexrode, the study’s corresponding author.…

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Looking to Bats for Clues to Longevity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New insights into what gives one bat species a long life span could offer clues to helping people live longer, scientists say. European researchers analyzed DNA from about 500 wild bats from four species. Their focus was on telomeres, the protective structures on the end of chromosomes. In…

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