Learn about how the risk of epilepsy lasts for years after a traumatic brain injury in this medical report.
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Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60. From Denmark, according to research in The Lancet the risk of epilepsy last for years after a traumatic brain injury. In a study of over 78,000 people researchers found that after a decade or more those that have suffered a mild brain injury had one and a half times of risk of epilepsy compared to those who had not suffered such an injury, those who had suffered a severe brain injury had nearly four and a half times the risk from New Haven. According to research in the journal the American College of Cardiology, anger management could save your life. In a study of 62 patients set with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators researchers found that electrical changes induced by anger protected future heart arrhythmias, therapies which help patients control negative emotions may help reduce the risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. And finally from the UK according to research in the British medical journal healthy life style behaviors can lower the risk of stroke. In a study of 20,000 people researchers observed four healthy behaviors, non-smoking, non-sedentary, moderate alcohol consumption and optimal vitamin C concentrations. There was a study increase in the risk of stroke for those who adhere to three, two or one or none of these behaviors compared to those that adhere to all four. For insidermedicine in 60, I'm doctor Susan Sharma.