Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Vaccinations and stroke prevention

Got your flu shot?
Photo from futureatlast.com via Flickr

That's important, especially for children. Now, it's seems that child vaccinations might lower stroke risk:
Although respiratory tract infection may act as a trigger for childhood arterial ischemic stroke (AIS), routine vaccinations appear protective, a large, international case-control study has shown.
"Our findings provide reassurance that vaccinations do not increase stroke risk, and may even reduce risk," Heather Fullerton, MD, MAS, of the University of California San Francisco and colleagues reported online in Neurology.
A childhood stroke must be devastating. Now, here's one possibility to reduce those chances.

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