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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Effectiveness of Treatment for Individuals With Brain Injury or Stroke

July 20, 2016 — New articles explore the effectiveness of several neurorehabilitation treatments for individuals with brain injury or stroke. A number of published articles have covered the issue of efficacy of ... read more

Stroke Largely Preventable, Global Study Shows

July 15, 2016 — Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide. This should ... read more

Pre-Stroke Risk Factors Influence Long-Term Future Stroke, Dementia Risk

July 14, 2016 — If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, before your first stoke, your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia long after your initial stroke may be higher. ... read more

Fibromyalgia: Doubling Up to Fight Pain

July 13, 2016 — A more effective way of treating fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain typically accompanied by fatigue, as well as sleep, mood and memory problems has been ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new biological pathway involved in Alzheimer's disease. In experiments using fruit flies, blocking the pathway reduced the death of brain cells, suggesting that ... read more

Study Shows a Rising, but Uneven, Tide of in-Home Care for Disabled Seniors

July 12, 2016 — More seniors are getting help from family, friends and hired helpers to keep them in their homes, despite disabilities that keep them from total independence, a new study finds. Half of disabled ... read more

New Model of Care for Healthy Menopause and Aging

July 12, 2016 — A new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society provides a holistic model of care for healthy ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Understanding the networks of connections between brain regions and how they are changed by a stroke is crucial to understanding how stroke patients heal, according to new research. The types of ... read more

Cutting Nerves During Breast Cancer Surgery Is Associated With Chronic Pain

July 11, 2016 — A systematic review has been conducted that analyzed 30 observational studies that enrolled 20,000 women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Analysis of this data suggested that disruption of ... read more

Surgery Found to Increase Risk of Chronic Opioid Use, Study Finds

July 11, 2016 — A study of health insurance claims showed that patients undergoing 11 of the most common types of surgery were at an increased risk of becoming chronic users of opioid painkillers, say ... read more

Link Found Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson's, but Not Alzheimer's

July 11, 2016 — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson's disease but not Alzheimer's disease or incident dementia, new ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Imaging all of the brain's connections after stroke in addition to imaging only the areas of cortical tissue damage could better predict which patients will have language deficits and how severe ... read more

Association Discovered Between Atrial Fibrillation, Reduced Frontal Lobe Brain Volumes

July 11, 2016 — People who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume, according to a recent Framingham Heart ... read more

High Blood Pressure by Itself Is Not Necessarily an Emergency

July 7, 2016 — Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A new study suggests that ... read more

Researchers Identify Bacterial Infection as a Possible Cause of Bladder Condition

July 7, 2016 — A research team has identified bacterial infection as a possible cause of Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB). OAB is a condition where the bladder muscle spontaneously contracts before the bladder is ... read more

Does Chronic Pain Run in Families?

July 6, 2016 — Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to ... read more

Chronic Pain Costs Are High to Ontario Health Care System and to Individual Patients

July 6, 2016 — Costs of patients who develop chronic post-surgical pain could range from $2.5 million to $4.1 million a year, in one Ontario hospital alone, according to a new ... read more

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer's

July 1, 2016 — While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased ... read more

Electronic Tablets Speed Stroke Care During Patient Transport, Study Finds

July 1, 2016 — The approach was just as accurate as a bedside assessment by a neurologist, which could allow for better transport decisions by the EMS team and potentially faster treatment of the patient once at ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Scientists report promising 90-day outcomes for stroke patients with large-vessel clots who underwent thrombectomy or clot removal using the direct-aspiration, first pass technique (ADAPT). ... read more

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