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Copd Is Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Death, but Not Risk of Stroke

May 20, 2015 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated ... read more

Patient-Centered Outcomes Studies Needed in Pain Management

May 14, 2015 — People suffering chronic pain have valuable information to share about their condition and overall health that can help pain researchers and physicians in treatment planning, according to ... read more

A SMARTer Approach to Stroke Care

May 13, 2015 — Time is critical when it comes to stroke, and early treatment is associated with better outcomes. According to the Screening with MRI for Accurate and Rapid stroke Treatment (SMART) study, small ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults, research suggests. The scientists add that reducing symptoms of depression may not immediately reduce the elevated stroke ... read more

Testing Hand-Grip Strength Could Be a Simple, Low-Cost Way to Predict Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

May 13, 2015 — Weak grip strength is linked with shorter survival and a greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to an international study involving almost 140,000 adults from 17 culturally and ... read more

Smoking and Angioplasty: Not a Good Combination

May 12, 2015 — Quitting smoking when you have angioplasty is associated with better quality of life and less chest pain. People who continued to smoke after angioplasty had much worse chest pain and quality of life ... read more

Novel Computer Intelligence System for Acute Stroke Detection

May 12, 2015 — Medical researchers have developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. The detection accuracy is 90%, which is as high as that conducted ... read more

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke Patients

May 4, 2015 — Electronic health records may be necessary for a more high-tech and transparent health care system, but hospitals with electronic health records for ischemic stroke patients did not demonstrate ... read more

Migraines, Hormones, Pre-Eclampsia, Lifespan All Feature in Increased Strokes for Women

May 7, 2015 — Each year, around 55,000 more women than men will have a stroke. Longer lifespans, pregnancies and hormones all contribute to the disparity, as do illnesses that tend to strike women more frequently. ... read more

Comprehensive Stroke Centers May Improve Bleeding Stroke Survival

May 6, 2015 — People with brain bleeds are more likely to survive if they're treated at a comprehensive stroke center. Comprehensive stroke centers have the equipment and personnel to deal with the most ... read more

Brain Chemical May Offer New Clues in Treating Chronic Pain

May 6, 2015 — A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, movement and reward-motivation behavior -- among others -- may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to new research. The ... read more

Researchers Hope to Improve Dental Health by Changing Caregiver's Behavior

May 4, 2015 — Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers have sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. So they ... read more

How Chickenpox Virus Can Cause a Stroke in an HIV Patient

May 4, 2015 — Varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox in children and shingles in older adults. The virus typically remains dormant in patients with healthy immune systems, but can reactivate if the immune system ... read more

Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new national survey shows that most women don't know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey found that only 11 percent of women could identify ... read more

'Motion-Tracking' MRI Tests Reveal Novel Harbingers of Stroke in People With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Apr. 27, 2015 — Stroke is a frequent and dreaded complication of atrial fibrillation. But predicting which of the estimated six million Americans with a-fib are at highest risk has long challenged physicians ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers have found that the proteins that control the progression of Alzheimer's are linked in a pathway, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a way of treating the disease, which ... read more

How to Stop a Stroke in Its Tracks

Apr. 23, 2015 — New minimally invasive surgical devices called stentrievers are enabling brain surgeons to stop strokes in their ... read more

Discovery Could Impact Study of Chronic Pain Conditions

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the critical role in pain processing of a gene associated with a rare disease. Their breakthrough paves the way for a better understanding of chronic pain conditions, they ... read more

Adenosine Receptor Can Activate 'Off Signals' for Pain

Apr. 16, 2015 — Pain is the most common reason that people seek medical attention, but the available treatments are not always successful at relieving pain in patients with chronic pain. Now researchers found that ... read more

Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

Apr. 17, 2015 — An in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel has been created that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The ... read more

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