Stroke

How To Stroke A Cat, According To Science

Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stoked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at this point to blame it on the cat, but what's likely happening here is that we're just not...

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Discovering How Diabetes Leads To Vascular Disease

A team scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications -- blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Related topics: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

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Helping Paramedics Recognize Signs Of Stroke Faster

When it comes to strokes, doctors have a mantra: time is brain. Delaying treatment even by minutes can mean the difference between a normal life and permanent disability, or even life and death. That’s why J. Adam Oostema, a Michigan State...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sharon Stone Gets Candid About Life After Her Stroke: ‘people Treated Me In A Way That Was...

Sharon Stone is back. And after famously serving as amfAR’s Global Campaign Chair for 15 years, she’s taken on a new role as advocate for brain-aging diseases that disproportionally affect women. Only one third of Alzheimers patients are men,...

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Is It Time To Start Stopping Aspirin For Stroke Prevention In Afib?

(MedPage Today) -- The Skeptical Cardiologist questions a die-hard habit
Related topics: Aspirin, Cardiology

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Man Sues Juul After Vaping Two Pods A Day Causes Him To Have A Massive Stroke

These days it’s pretty common to see people vaping in public places, whether it be in parking lots, restaurants, bars, or even high school bathrooms. Vaping has been on the rise in recent years, with young people consuming the products more...

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Group Calls On International Community To Prevent Dementia By Preventing Stroke

The risk factors for stroke and dementia are the same, and a growing body of evidence demonstrates that preventing stroke can also prevent some dementias. Now, a group of experts is calling on the global community to come together to take action on...
Related topics: Dementia

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (trt) Can Increase Men's Risk Of Stroke And Heart Attack

Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), or myocardial infarction, especially during the first two...
Related topics: Ischemic Stroke

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15 Minutes Matters With Strokes

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Just 15 minutes can make a difference when someone is struck by a stroke, new research suggests. The study included more than 6,700 patients in the United States and Canada who suffered an ischemic stroke (blocked blood...
Related topics: Ischemic Stroke, Medical Research

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It Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend In Most Of Us — Here Is How To Treat Heat Illness

This weekend will be a real scorcher in two-thirds of the United States. Some cities have already set up cooling stations to prevent serious consequences, including heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Related topics: Heat Stroke

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In Ckd And Afib, Which Anticoagulant Is Best?

(MedPage Today) -- Review found one therapy superior for reducing stroke, systemic embolism risk

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Higher Iron Levels May Boost Heart Health -- But Also Increase Risk Of Stroke

Scientists have helped unravel the protective -- and potentially harmful -- effect of iron in the body.

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Tedy Bruschi Still Moving To Bigger Role At Espn Despite Latest Stroke

Tedy Bruschi suffered his second stroke earlier this month, but all of the updates we have heard about his health over the last two weeks have been positive. On Tuesday, ESPN provided another. Bruschi, who has made regular appearances on “NFL...
Related topics: Espn

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New Technology Improves Atrial Fibrillation Detection After Stroke

It's important to determine whether stroke patients also experience atrial fibrillation (Afib). Monitoring technology could make the process easier and more accurate.

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Medical News Today: What Is Kaleidoscope Vision?

When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn...
Related topics: Migraine

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Rush University Medical Center Offers New, Advanced Treatment For Brain Aneurysms

Rush is the first academic medical center in Illinois and the first comprehensive stroke center in the state to offer the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) Aneurysm Embolization System, a minimally invasive option for treating wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms...
Related topics: Medical Research, Aneurysm

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Raising Eyebrows On Neuroinflammation: Study Finds Novel Role For 'skin Plumping' Molecule

Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products. Findings from this study have important implications for better treatments for stroke,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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More Evidence Fried Food Ups Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Check out the menus at any county fair -- corn dogs, fried Oreos, even fried butter -- and you'll quickly see that Americans love fried foods. But yet another study suggests that it's time to put that corn dog down. The...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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‘willy Wonka’ Star Denise Nickerson Taken Off Life Support

Former child star Denise Nickerson, 62, has been taken off life support. Her family announced on Wednesday that they had chosen to stop Denise’s treatment after she suffered a stroke last year that caused severe damage to her body. “They just...

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Italian Director Tinto Brass Rushed To Hospital In Rome - Reports

There are no details about the condition of the renowned 86-year-old director, who suffered a stroke back in 2010.

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