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Heartbeat irregularity can cause higher risk of stroke.

Burnout may lead to an irregular heartbeat decades later, according to a first-of-its kind new study

The study found that the people most at risk for heart irregularities were those who classified themselves as the most stressed 23 years prior.
A certain compound in chile peppers may be responsible for its health benefits.

Eating chili peppers 4 times a week could cut your risk of deadly diseases, even if the rest of your diet is unhealthy

In a large Italian study, researchers found that people who regularly ate the peppers were less likely to die from heart attacks and strokes.
Eating mostly vegetables and some fish may be best for your heart

Vegetarians and vegans may have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, but carnivores have a higher risk of heart disease

The study followed nearly 50,000 people for 18 years. Meat eaters had a higher risk of heart disease, and pescatarians fared best overall.
Could just one pill a day save millions of people from heart attacks?

A simple ‘polypill’ taken every day can cut the risk of heart attack in half, but some doctors are still hesitant to recommend it

New research shows the pill can benefit heart health, especially when taken regularly. Some health experts oppose the one-size-fits all solution.
Doctors should consider alternative treatments to anticholinergic medications when possible.

There’s even more evidence that vitamin D supplements are probably a waste of your money, especially if you’re taking them to protect your...

The recent analysis of 21 studies found that people who were taking vitamin D supplements didn't have a decreased risk for heart disease or death.
Could eating a morning meal decrease your chances of dying from heart disease?

A new study says skipping breakfast could increase your risk of dying early, but health experts aren’t convinced

The findings should be taken with a pinch of salt, experts say, stressing that it's a person's overall diet which is most important.

11 dangerous things that science has linked to a higher risk of having a stroke

There's a lot we can do to prevent the debilitating and potentially deadly effects of a stroke. Here are some surefire tips.
Rebecca Leigh had a stroke while doing a yoga pose.

A fitness influencer had a stroke while doing a hollowback handstand during yoga

Fitness influencer Rebecca Leigh had a stroke while doing a hollowback headstand yoga pose. It stretched her neck too much, apparently causing an artery to tear.
Emilia Clarke stars on "Game of Thrones" as Daenerys Targaryen.

Emilia Clarke reveals she underwent brain surgery twice during ‘Game of Thrones’ and has now founded a charity for rehab access

The "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) said in The New Yorker that she survived two brain aneurysms while filming the HBO show.
EDs aren't just mental illnesses — they can have wide-ranging physical effects.

Luke Perry died after having a stroke at age 52. Experts say strokes are becoming more common in younger adults.

Actor Luke Perry died after a stroke at just 52 years old. Doctors say strokes are becoming more common in younger adults.