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New therapy promotes vascular repair following stroke
Following a stroke, antibodies that inhibit the signaling molecule Nogo-A can help repair blood vessels in the affected brain regions. (2019-06-24)
Scientists make a discovery that may explain some forms of stroke
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel behaviour of the blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish that may explain some forms of stroke in humans. (2019-06-21)
Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke
Working long hours for 10 years or more may be associated with stroke. (2019-06-20)
Statin therapy reduced the risk of stroke and possibly other cardiovascular complications in cancer patients following radiation
Cancer patients who took statin medication had a 32% reduction in stroke following radiation therapy to the chest, head or neck. (2019-06-19)
Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cardiovascular events
This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack or stroke. (2019-06-19)
Atrial fibrillation linked to increased risk of dementia, even in stroke-free patients
Atrial fibrillation is linked to an increased risk of dementia, even in people who have not suffered a stroke, according to the largest study to investigate the association in an elderly population published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-06-18)
Kids with headache after stroke might be at risk for another stroke
A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence. (2019-06-12)
Gall bladder removal may reduce stroke risk in patients with gallstones
Previous research indicates that gallstones are linked with an increased risk of stroke. (2019-06-05)
Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children
A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Could repeated squeezes to the arms, legs protect the brain?
What if wearing a blood pressure cuff could help prevent stroke? (2019-05-29)
Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency
Brain stimulation, when coupled with visual training therapy, has dramatic effects on increasing learning speed and retention in both healthy adults and patients who have experienced vision loss due to stroke or other brain injury. (2019-05-27)
The Lancet journals: Papers at European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2019
The following papers will be presented at the ESOC conference in Milan and published simultaneously in either The Lancet or The Lancet Neurology journals. (2019-05-24)
Women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with minor stroke
New study by University of Toronto and University of Calgary researchers find women experiencing a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are less likely to be diagnosed with a stroke compared to men -- even though they describe similar symptoms in emergency departments. (2019-05-23)
Heart failure, stroke greater among occupants in motor vehicle accidents
New research has shown that in older adults (65 and older), being an occupant in an automobile during a motor vehicle accident may lead to heart failure or stroke, as compared to pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents. (2019-05-23)
Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment option for most common type of stroke
Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset. (2019-05-23)
Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, study finds
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain -- known as brain haemorrhage -- can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. (2019-05-22)
Stroke deaths in England halved in the first decade of the 21st century
Deaths from stroke in England halved during the first decade of the 21st century, mainly as a result of improved survival due to better care, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-05-22)
New recommendations for stroke systems of care to improve patient outcomes
To translate advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into improvements in patient outcomes, comprehensive stroke systems of care must be in place to facilitate optimal stroke care delivery. (2019-05-20)
New Finnish study: Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. (2019-05-20)
Long-term decline in stroke greater in older adults
Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that the decline is not as steep as seen in older adults. (2019-05-16)
Brown undergraduate researcher teaches robots handwriting and drawing
Working with a Brown University faculty member, an undergraduate student developed an algorithm that enables robots to reproduce human-like pen strokes just by looking at images of handwriting or sketches. (2019-05-15)
Plaque in arteries may not all be the same; targeting specific immune cells in plaque may reduce heart attack and stroke risk
A specific type of immune cell is more commonly found in arterial plaque from patients suffering from a recent stroke or mini-stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions 2019. (2019-05-14)
Implementing a care pathway for spatial neglect to improve stroke outcomes
Spatial neglect, a common cause of functional disability after stroke, affects more than half of survivors, and 30 percent of individuals with traumatic brain injury. (2019-05-14)
Glucosamine supplements may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, suggests an analysis of data from the UK Biobank study, published in The BMJ today. (2019-05-14)
A new treatment for stroke in mice reduces brain damage and promotes motor recovery
New research shows that brain fluids can be normalized with adrenergic receptor antagonists, a combination of drugs to block the activity of (nor)adrenaline in the brain. (2019-05-13)
UMN researchers advance understanding of atrial fibrillation-related dementia
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have determined that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is independently associated with changes that occur with aging and dementia. (2019-05-06)
Da Vinci's hand impairment caused by nerve damage, not stroke, suggests new study
A fainting episode causing traumatic nerve damage affecting his right hand could be why Leonardo da Vinci's painting skills were hampered in his late career. (2019-05-03)
NeurExo Sciences and Henry Ford present preclinical data on exposomes at ISEV2019
NeurExo Sciences, LLC and Henry Ford Health System today announced the presentation of new data on exosomes at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2019 Annual Meeting being held April 24-28, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. (2019-04-26)
Drugs to prevent stroke and dementia show promise in early trial
Treatments that prevent recurrence of types of stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain have moved a step closer, following a small study. (2019-04-25)
Many stroke patients not screened for osteoporosis, despite known risks
Many stroke survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis, falls or breaks when compared to healthy people. (2019-04-25)
Stroke patients receive different amounts of physical therapy
Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study by Brown University researchers found. (2019-04-24)
Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women
Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women, published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-04-24)
This gene could play a major role in reducing brain swelling after stroke
Inflammation gone awry in the brain due to stroke, head injury or infection causes damage; in a lab model of stroke, a particular gene tamped down swelling. (2019-04-15)
Procedure time proves vital in thrombectomy success
Researchers at MUSC report in a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology paper that the current standard of care for stroke should factor in procedure time when considering surgical intervention. (2019-04-15)
Train your brain, change your brain
Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. (2019-04-14)
Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women
Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). (2019-04-10)
Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense
The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. (2019-04-07)
The Lancet: Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke, study shows
Studies of East Asian genes that strongly affect how much alcohol people choose to drink show that alcohol itself directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a new study published in The Lancet. (2019-04-04)
Psychostimulants play a major role in fatal strokes among young adults
An estimated 76 million people use psychostimulants, which include illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, as well as prescription stimulants. (2019-04-03)
Genetic variant linked to increased stroke risk in childhood cancer survivors treated with CRT
A common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was associated with increased risk for developing stroke in childhood survivors who received cranial radiation therapy (CRT) for their primary cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
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