Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 07, 1998
Oregon Health Sciences University Researcher Presents Results Of Clinical Trials Of Possible Stroke-Fighting Drug
Results of clinical trials on the anti-stroke drug citicoline show no significant difference over placebo for patients with minor stroke.

Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
Through a public awareness campaign, researchers in Normal, Ill. were able to significantly improve people's knowledge of stroke warning signs and, in the process, found that women were more apt to listen to stroke messages than men.

B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients
A trio of B vitamins given to a group of people who had suffered a stroke reduced their homocysteine levels and improved biochemical

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
New data reveal that the cholesterol-lowering drug pravastatin (Pravachol) can significantly reduce the risk of a stroke or ministroke in people who have previously suffered a heart attack.
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