Health Alert: Strokes affecting more young people

Health Alert: Strokes affecting more young people

(CBS) - A worldwide study finds strokes are affecting more and more younger people. 

According to a report in the Lancet 31 percent of all strokes now happen to people between the ages of 20 and 64 years old. 

Researchers say a global rise in high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles are big reasons why.

(CBS) - The number of Americans with high cholesterol appears to have leveled off.

The Centers for Disease Control says rates in the last few years have stayed the same after a big drop between 1999 and 2010.

Researchers say more and more people used cholesterol lowering statin drugs during the last decade. 

(CBS) - A preservative found in many foods may be able to fight off the deadly H7N9 bird flu.

Researchers at the University of Illinois found the food additive TBHQ can attach to the strain, stopping it from infecting healthy cells.

Scientists will now see if it's possible to develop the additive into a medication.



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