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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

Oct. 8, 2015 — A clinical trial is looking at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults. The trial is focused on an ... read more

Early Testing Can Predict Stroke Patients Who Will Develop Upper Limb Spasticity

Sep. 23, 2015 — Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. But there are ways of identifying such patients ahead of time so that they can obtain the ... read more

New Technique Negotiates Neuron Jungle to Target Source of Parkinson's Disease

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers believe they have found a potential new way to target cells of the brain affected by Parkinson's disease. The new technique is relatively non-invasive and has worked to improve ... read more

CPAP Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Adults With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 22, 2015 — Depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure ... read more

Risk of Stroke at Time of Carotid Occlusion

Sep. 21, 2015 — Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or ... read more

Even Mild Depression Puts a Burden on Alzheimer's Family Caregivers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from ... read more

Birth Control Pills Pose Small but Significant Stroke Risk

Sep. 18, 2015 — Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report. Worldwide, more than 100 million women currently use ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — More evidence of a link between the brain's stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer's disease has been uncovered by a team of researchers. The research, conducted on a mouse ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading ... read more

Improving Blood Sugar Control Could Help Prevent Dementia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests

Sep. 14, 2015 — A study of 350,000 patients with type 2 diabetes shows that those with poor blood sugar control have 50 percent higher risk of being admitted to hospital in future for dementia as those with good ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Stroke victims who use Medicaid or are uninsured were more likely to die, stay hospitalized longer and have worse medical outcomes than patients with private insurance, a study has ... read more

Brain Damage During Stroke May Point to Source of Addiction

Sep. 8, 2015 — A region of the brain -- called the insular cortex -- may hold the key to treating addiction, a pair of studies suggest. Scientists have come to this conclusion after finding that smokers who ... read more

IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 4, 2015 — An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying ... read more

When Stroke Patients Undergo Surgery to Remove Blood Clots, What Anesthesia Works Best?

Sep. 1, 2015 — As more stroke patients undergo minimally invasive procedures to stop strokes in progress, physicians are debating the best way to anesthetize patients -- general anesthesia or conscious ... read more

Another Way Urate May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease

Sep. 1, 2015 — A study from members of the research team investigating whether increasing blood levels of the antioxidant urate can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease has found that the ... read more

Low Bleeding and Stroke Rates in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Given Rivaroxaban for Stroke Prevention

Sep. 1, 2015 — Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with rivaroxaban for stroke prevention have low rates of bleeding and stroke, reveals real-world data from the XANTUS study. The findings confirm clinical ... read more

Organized Self-Management Support Eases Chronic Depression

Aug. 31, 2015 — In a randomized trial, people with chronic or recurrent depression benefited from self-management support that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Working with mice, researchers have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly ... read more

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Increases Patient Access

Aug. 31, 2015 — Expanding the number of sites offering office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine utilizing addiction nurse care managers, trainings and technical support resulted in more physicians becoming ... read more

Cold Weather Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Aug. 30, 2015 — Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may ... read more

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