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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Is Prehospital Stroke Treatment Associated With Better Outcomes?

Aug. 25, 2016 — When treating a patient with stroke, every minute counts. A specialized stroke ambulance allows physicians to start specific treatment, such as thrombolysis, at scene. A recent study investigated ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the ... read more

You Want Shorter ER Stays? Bring in the Nurses

Aug. 24, 2016 — Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal ... read more

Recommended Blood Pressure Targets for Diabetes Are Being Challenged

Aug. 23, 2016 — The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. This may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart ... read more

Aquatic Treadmill Walking May Increase Exercise Capacity After Stroke

Aug. 23, 2016 — For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a recent ... read more

Fall in UK Cardiovascular Disease Toll Not Equal Among All Four Countries or Genders

Aug. 22, 2016 — UK deaths from heart disease and stroke have plummeted by almost 70 percent over the past 30 years, but these improvements have not been equally distributed among all four countries, or between men ... read more

Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia Risk in Women With Certain Health Conditions

Aug. 17, 2016 — Calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease, according to a new ... read more

Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients' Symptoms

Aug. 17, 2016 — A review looking at studies on the effect music interventions have on the treatment of cancer patients found treatment benefits for anxiety, pain, fatigue and overall quality of ... read more

Chronic Pain Linked to Partners of People With Depression

Aug. 16, 2016 — Partners of people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research has found. The study shows that the two conditions share common causes -- some of which are genetic whilst ... read more

Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Chronic Pain

Aug. 16, 2016 — Both genetic factors and family environment contribute to risk for chronic pain, and contributions of many genes contribute to risk of both chronic pain and major depressive disorder (MDD), according ... read more

Researchers Examine How Parkinson's Disease Alters Brain Activity Over Time

Aug. 15, 2016 — Neuroscientists peered into the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease and two similar conditions to see how their neural responses changed over time. The study may provide a new tool for ... read more

China Facing Epidemic of Heart Disease, Stroke

Aug. 15, 2016 — A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study. Increasing body mass index (BMI), ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression, say ... read more

Stubborn Inequities in Heart Health Persist for Some African Americans in the South

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers examined data on ideal cardiovascular health in over 4,700 participants of the Jackson Heart Study in Jackson, Mississippi, one of the largest studies of heart health among African ... read more

Phone Checklist Can Help Detect Changes in Clinical Status Among Home Care Recipients

Aug. 12, 2016 — Millions of elderly Americans with physical or cognitive impairments receive nonmedical home-care services and are often hospitalized for potentially avoidable complications. A phone-based checklist ... read more

High and Low Levels of ‘good Cholesterol’ May Cause Premature Death

Aug. 11, 2016 — Commonly touted as "good cholesterol" for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a ... read more

New Treatment Option for Alzheimer's Disease Possible, Say Researchers

Aug. 11, 2016 — A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory ... read more

Higher Weekly Activity Levels Linked to Lower Risk of Five Chronic Diseases

Aug. 10, 2016 — Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases, finds new research: breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and ... read more

Targeting Brain Cells to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain

Aug. 8, 2016 — Chronic neuropathic pain -- caused by nerve damage as a result of an injury, surgery or a debilitating disease like diabetes or cancer -- could be greatly reduced in animals when the injury is ... read more

Working, Volunteering Could Reduce Disablement in Seniors, Study Finds

Aug. 8, 2016 — Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to ... read more

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