The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said, with women most at risk due to diet-related problems like eating foods high in salt (AFP Photo/Mario Tama)
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Reducing salt intake worldwide by only 10 percent could save millions of lives and people who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, studies in the BMJ journal reported Wednesday.Of the group, 771 (0.6 percent) suffered a stroke within 30 days of surgery. Just over 8 percent (10,179) of the surgery group had a history of migraine, compared to 11.5 percent (89) of the 771 who suffered a stroke.The team calculated the risk of stroke at 2.4 attacks for every 1,000 surgeries – a number which rose to 4.3 in 1,000 for migraine patients. According to the World Health Organization, about 6.7 million people died of stroke in 2012 . This study was the first to assess whether migraines boost stroke risk after surgery.
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