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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 30, 2016 — Antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The risk of pneumonia was the highest at the ... read more

Parkinson's Study Could Pave Way for Early Detection Test

Aug. 29, 2016 — A test that can detect Parkinson's disease in the early stages of the illness has moved a step ... read more

Direct Catheter-Based Thrombectomy Equal to Bridging Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke

Aug. 27, 2016 — Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, according to new ... read more

Alcohol-Related Hospitalization Associated With Doubled Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Aug. 27, 2016 — Alcohol-related hospitalization is associated with a doubled risk of ischemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. The observational study was ... read more

Low Socioeconomic Status Associated With Higher Risk of Second Heart Attack or Stroke

Aug. 27, 2016 — Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The study in nearly 30,000 patients with a prior heart attack found that the ... read more

Moderate Physical Activity Linked With 50 Percent Reduction in Cardiovascular Death in Over-65s

Aug. 27, 2016 — Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research. The 12-year study in nearly 2,500 adults aged 65 to 74 ... read more

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

Intravenous Glyburide Treatment May Reduce Dangerous Brain Swelling After Stroke

Aug. 23, 2016 — A phase 2 clinical trial of a drug that may alleviate brain swelling -- a dangerous stroke complication -- suggests the treatment may help reduce brain injury and death, and information from the ... 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

Stroke-Like Brain Damage Is Reduced in Mice Injected With Omega-3s

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of ... read more

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

Aug. 22, 2016 — A study of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as ... read more

Many Stroke Patients Experience Delays in Seeking and Receiving Care

Aug. 22, 2016 — A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing ... read more

Vertebroplasty Helps Reduce Acute Pain Among Patients With Spinal Fractures

Aug. 19, 2016 — Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study. In this ... read more

Anemic Adults May Have a Higher Risk of Death After Stroke

Aug. 17, 2016 — Anemic adults may have a higher risk of death after stroke, research indicates. Hemoglobin levels may also influence stroke deaths. Researchers suggest increased awareness and interventions are ... 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

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