Actor Luke Perry died March 4, 2019, after having a stroke. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52. Perry was surrounded by family and…

(Hinterhaus Productions/DigitalVision, Getty Images) If you’re reading this in the middle of one of your usual 10-hour workdays, it might make you want to head home early. A new study from France found people who regularly worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or…

Director John Singleton, photographed at the Academy Awards in 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles…

(AndrewSoundarajan/iStock, Getty Images) Cancer patients who took cholesterol-lowering statin medication after radiation therapy to the chest, neck or head cut their risk of a stroke by nearly a third, a new study shows. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is the first large-scale look at the effects of statins…

(janulla, iStock photo) Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., and women make up nearly 60% of all stroke deaths. Why? In part, experts say, women may have symptoms subtle enough to be missed or brushed off in the daily juggle of work-life balance. That can lead to delays in…

Doug E. Fresh (left) and Dr. Olajide Williams, founders of Hip Hop Stroke. (Photo courtesy of Olajide Williams) Dr. Olajide Williams spent years seeking a way to deliver lifesaving information that wasn’t getting through to people in his Harlem community. So when he heard about a program called Hip Hop Stroke, he thought it was…

(Pakorn Polachai/EyeEm, Getty Images) Bacteria commonly seen in the mouth has been found in the brains of people who have had a stroke, a new study shows. The Finnish research group behind the new findings has been studying a possible association between bacterial infections and cardiovascular disease for more than 10 years. Their study, published…

(janulla, iStock) Emergency workers should consider which hospital can give stroke patients the best care – even if it means taking up to 15 minutes longer to get there, the American Stroke Association says. The recommendation, part of a policy statement published Monday in the journal Stroke, is one of several aimed at improving care…

Lee Stroy had three strokes at age 38. (Photo courtesy of Lee Stroy) Lee Stroy was surprised when at age 38 his doctor told him he had high blood pressure. The doctor said it wasn’t too extreme and wrote him a prescription to help get his numbers under control. With Christmas a week away, Lee…

(Eraxion, iStock) Men are more likely than women to develop unstable plaques in their neck arteries, a dangerous condition that can lead to strokes, according to new research that also identified a helpful warning sign for rupture-prone plaques in women. The preliminary study, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, sought…