Stroke

Aspirin Lowers Your Chances Of A Heart Attack. But It’s Not Safe For Everyone, A New Study Says

As medications go, aspirin is often considered a wonder drug. Its pain-relieving, inflammation-taming powers can treat headaches, minor aches and pains and even lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and possibly even dementia. But all of those...
Related topics: Aspirin, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Dementia

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Most Stroke Survivors ≥50 Years Report Complete Mental Health

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- More than two-thirds of stroke survivors aged 50 years or older report being in complete mental health (CMH), according to a study published online Jan. 9 in the Journal of Aging and Health. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D.,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Dawdling Diminishes Reperfusion In Stroke Thrombectomy

(MedPage Today) -- Door-to-puncture delays still no good, despite DAWN, DEFUSE 3

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Mathematician Calculates Wave Velocity For Post-stroke Therapy

A RUDN mathematician calculated the velocity of wave propagation in the brain in the course of external stimulation. This procedure is used to treat stroke patients. To do so, the scientists generally formulated the task by creating a...

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Asian Americans Likely To Have More Severe Strokes

(MedPage Today) -- But they're less likely to receive tPA, analysis shows

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Targeting 'hidden Pocket' For Treatment Of Stroke And Seizure

By closely examining a special neuron receptor that is involved in memory, learning, and much more, researchers have identified a hidden molecular 'pocket.' By creating chemical compounds that affect this pocket only in very specific circumstances,...
Related topics: Neurons, Medical Research

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Johnson & Johnson Will Study Apple Watch Stroke Prevention Potential

Johnson and Johnson is partnering with Apple to investigate the impact its Apple Watch may have on detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as the outcomes its may have for these patients, including its potential for helping prevent strokes....
Related topics: Medical Research

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Omron Heartguide Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring To Your Wrist

High blood pressure leads to heart attacks, strokes, and many other health problems, so it's important to keep an eye on. Omron's HeartGuide is a fitness tracking watch that can also monitor your blood pressure from your wrist. The post Omron...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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A Woman Had A Stroke Next To One Of Wisconsin's Best Hospitals. But Her Ambulance Was Turned...

Tiffany Tate collapsed next to a hospital closed to ambulances. This little-known "ambulance diversion" policy has been shown to endanger patients.        

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Addressing Gender Violence In Medicine

In medical school, we learn about Broca’s area, the region of the brain that when injured prevents a person from translating their thoughts into spoken word. When this area is damaged, from a stroke or traumatic injury, the person can hear a...
Related topics: Brain Injury

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Hawaii Convention Center To Host Major Medical Conference

More than 4,500 healthcare professionals from 50 countries will converge on the Hawaii Convention Center for the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, to be held Feb. 6-8, the center announced Tuesday. It's the second time...

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Stroke Drug May Also Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from the University of Southern California have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which will be published January 15 in the Journal of...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Social Support Key To Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aha: New Cholesterol Guidelines Put Ethnicity In The Spotlight

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family's ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a...
Related topics: Cholesterol

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People Who Live In Neighborhoods With Green Spaces Have Less Stress, Healthier Blood Vessels And...

People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. Residential greenness is associated with lower levels of sympathetic activation, reduced oxidative...
Related topics: Stress

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This Smart Glove Could Be The Future Of Physical Therapy

Recovering after a stroke isn’t easy, but Neofect is here to help patients track their rehabilitation progress with an innovative wearable solution. At CES 2019, the company exhibited its Rapael Smart Glove, a […] The post This Smart...

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This Smart Glove Could Help Stroke Patients With Their Hand Movements

NEOFECT's RAPAEL Smart Glove is here to help stroke patients with their hand movements by making rehabilitation fun — and easy to keep tabs o. The glove is lightweight, and never misses a movement. Read more...More about Mashable Video,...
Related topics: Health Videos

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Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac arrest, and stroke are associated with substantial loss in employment and earnings at three years postevent, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in CMAJ, the journal of the...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Job Insecurity May Take A Toll On Your Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Losing a job or taking a big pay cut is hard on more than just your checkbook -- it might drastically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death. A new study finds that people who endure large swings...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Men’s Cardiorespiratory Fitness Affects Stroke Risk, Researchers Say

“Each small improvement in fitness helped” the middle-agers, the study’s lead author says.
Related topics: Medical Research

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