Latest Stroke News

John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' hospitalized with stroke

Apr. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker...

The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed self

Apr. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on former Peruvian President Alan García (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has been taken to the headquarters of his political party for a memorial service, after he fatally shot himself in the head moments as authorities...

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

Apr. 4, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found that moderate drinking slightly raised the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. They weren't able to...

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

Mar. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his neurologist...

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

Mar. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Watch users signed up for the unusual...

The Latest: Algeria's president arrives home amid protests

Mar. 10, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algeria's president (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has landed at a military airport south of the capital and quickly departed in a convoy after spending two weeks in a Swiss hospital. The arrival of the 82-year-old Bouteflika comes...

Syracuse guard Howard Washington reveals he had a stroke

Feb. 27, 2019 1:42 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse guard Howard Washington, who's taken a medical redshirt for this season, has revealed he suffered a stroke in late September. The 20-year-old sophomore, a native of Buffalo, New York, told The Post-Standard of Syracuse in a first-person story that he began feeling a little...