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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

Study Links Severe Restless Legs Syndrome to Increased Risk of Stroke

June 8, 2015 — Increased restless legs syndrome severity is associated with subsequent increased risk of stroke, researchers report. The study group comprised 72,916 female registered nurses ages 41-58 years in ... read more

Weekly Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Provides Long-Term Relief of Post-Stroke Pain

June 8, 2015 — Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds -- robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white ... read more

Compensatory Rehabilitation Limits Motor Recovery After Stroke

June 2, 2015 — Relying on the better-functioning side of the body after a stroke can cause brain changes that hinder rehabilitation of the impaired side, according to an animal study. Strokes that occur in one ... read more

Blood Pressure Medications Can Lead to Increased Risk of Stroke

May 29, 2015 — The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new ... read more

Study Identifies Possible Role for Carbon Monoxide in Treating Hemorrhagic Stroke

May 26, 2015 — Carbon monoxide is typically associated with brain injury and neurological symptoms. But a new study suggests that when administered in small, carefully controlled amounts, CO may actually protect ... read more

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

Cholesterol Drugs Associated With 30 Percent Lower Stroke Risk in Healthy Older Adults

May 19, 2015 — Use of cholesterol lowering drugs is associated with a one third lower risk of stroke in older adults without previous disease, finds a study. If replicated, the study results suggest that lipid ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation After Surgery Increases Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes

May 18, 2015 — An irregular heartbeat following surgery known as post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) often is dismissed as a transient phenomenon. But a study has found that POAF can significantly increase ... read more

Computer Intelligence System Developed for Acute Stroke Detection

May 14, 2015 — A novel computer-aided detection system has been developed for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. The detection accuracy is 90 percent, which is as high as that conducted by ... 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

Saving Critical Time Diagnosing Stroke Patients With MRI by Borrowing 'Lean' Principles

May 13, 2015 — Few hospitals routinely use MRI first-line for acute stroke diagnosis because of treatment delay concerns. The first study of its kind reports that, by applying "lean" process ... 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

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

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

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

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