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May 20, 2016 — Researchers have compiled an extensive review of the key contributions to understanding the mechanics of the bladder ranging from work conducted in the 1970s through the present time with a focus on ... read more

Benefits of Calcium Supplements May Be Outweighed by Cardiovascular Risks

May 12, 2016 — Taking calcium and vitamin D can help prevent broken bones in older women. However, this benefit may be cancelled out by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, say ... read more

Computer Model Helps Physicians Prescribe Stroke Preventing Therapy

May 11, 2016 — Physician-researchers have developed a computerized decision support tool that uses a combination of patient information and characteristics to assist physicians and patients with decisions about ... read more

Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Developing Depression, Emotional Distress

May 11, 2016 — A new study focusing on caregiver outcomes of critically ill patients reveals that caregivers of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, who have received mechanical ventilation for a minimum of seven ... read more

New Challenge for Caregivers: The Internet

May 11, 2016 — What should caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts? What if they are posting too often or don’t remember making ... read more

Study Points to Challenges, Hopes of Helping Vulnerable Patients Avoid Stroke

May 10, 2016 — A new study demonstrates the importance and challenge of treating people at high risk of stroke. However, it did not find that the drug ticagrelor was better than aspirin, the current standard, in ... read more

Migraine Drugs Underused, Research Suggests

May 10, 2016 — More migraines could be safely treated with drugs that are known to constrict blood vessels, new research suggests, adding that patients who were given the drugs off-label had no stroke or other ... read more

Major Global Study Identifies a Safer Treatment of Acute Stroke

May 10, 2016 — A new study has aimed to improve survival rates of stroke victims. It is hoped the findings from the trial of more than 3,000 patients in 100 hospitals worldwide could change the way the most common ... read more

Many Patients Abusing Drugs, Alcohol Are Self-Medicating Chronic Pain

May 9, 2016 — With opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse considered one of the biggest public health threats of our time in the US, many are asking why so many Americans are struggling with addiction to ... read more

Blood Thinners on 'as Needed' Basis Is Safe and Effective for Lowering Stroke Risk as Compared to Long-Term Use

May 7, 2016 — A new study shows the use of novel anticoagulants for AF prescribed on an 'as-needed basis' guided by diligent pulse monitoring, can be a safe and effective alternative to lowering overall ... read more

Severe Stroke Prognoses Differ Depending on the Doctor

May 6, 2016 — Families rely on doctor recommendations after a brain hemorrhage, but new research shows different physicians make very different ... read more

Young Women at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes Following PCI

May 6, 2016 — Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors ... read more

Study Finds Cardiac Ablation Doesn't Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Risk for Patients With Syndrome

May 5, 2016 — Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome who receive catheter ablation to cure their abnormal heart rhythms are just as likely as non-ablated patients to develop atrial fibrillation no matter ... read more

Researchers Identify New Pathway Leading to Alzheimer's Disease

May 5, 2016 — A newly discovered pathway leading to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease may unlock the door to new approaches for treating the ... read more

Study Contradicts Belief That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer's

May 5, 2016 — Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new ... read more

In-Patient Rehab Recommended Over Nursing Homes for Stroke Rehab

May 4, 2016 — New guidelines have been released on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal ... read more

Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumors

Apr. 28, 2016 — Research into bladder tumor surgery has found that using narrow band imaging can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, bladder cancer is ... read more

New Advance Announced in Fight Against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Apr. 25, 2016 — A lab-based study seems to have discovered a way of 'reversing' symptoms for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The researchers have demonstrated that genetic and ... read more

Blood Pressure Targets for Individuals With Kidney Disease Should Consider Patients' Age

Apr. 22, 2016 — Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or 'Wellderly,' has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering ... read more

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