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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists are intending to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. The team will create a wireless sleeve, which will ... read more

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

Future Help for Stroke Patients With Language Problems

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem has been developed by a brain researcher. The result may be individualized treatment for each ... read more

Awareness of Aspirin's Benefits Saves Lives

Jan. 29, 2016 — A new study has found that the University of Minnesota's "Ask About Aspirin" initiative, a statewide public health campaign, is likely a beneficial and cost-effective way to reduce the ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up on the inner walls of arteries that deliver blood to the body. Studying mice and tissue samples from the arteries of patients, researchers now suggest this ... read more

Survey Finds 73 Percent Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

Jan. 11, 2016 — People under the age of 45 were asked what they would do in the first three hours of experiencing symptoms of a stroke. A staggering 73 percent said they would put off going to the hospital and would ... read more

'Window of Recovery' Can Reopen After Stroke

Jan. 7, 2016 — Using mice whose front paws were still partly disabled after an initial induced stroke, researchers report that inducing a second stroke nearby in their brains let them 'rehab' the animals ... read more

Possible Strategy Against Stroke Discovered

Jan. 7, 2016 — Scientists have identified the oxygen sensor PHD1 as a potential target for the treatment of brain infarction (ischemic stroke). Despite (minor) improvements in stroke treatment, stroke remains the ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In industrialized countries, a high number of people suffer from arteriosclerosis -- with fatal consequences: Deposits in the arteries lead to strokes and heart attacks. Researchers have now ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — For some children with sickle cell disease, the drug hydroxyurea is as effective as blood transfusions to reduce blood flow speeds in the brain, a national sickle cell disease study has found. ... read more

'Spectre' Villain Fails Neuroanatomy in Latest Bond Film

Dec. 29, 2015 — James Bond's nemesis in the most recent film likely failed neuroanatomy, says a real-life neurosurgeon and scientist. Blofeld didn't quite know his brain anatomy and would've probably ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Patients who have had a stroke in the back of the brain are at greater risk of having another within two years if blood flow to the region is diminished, according to results of a multicenter ... read more

Chances of Good Outcome After Stroke Reduced by Delays in Restoring Blood Flow

Dec. 21, 2015 — Delays in restoring blood flow after a stroke were associated with decreased benefits of intra-arterial clot-busting treatment and reduced chances for a good outcome, according to a new ... read more

HIV Identified as Leading Risk Factor for Stroke in Young African Adults

Dec. 19, 2015 — HIV infection is the leading risk factor for stroke in young African adults, a new study has found. The incidence of stroke is on the increase across most of sub-Saharan Africa. In countries like ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — Blocking a type of RNA produced by what used to be called 'junk DNA' can prevent a significant portion of the neural destruction that follows a stroke, a new study in rats ... read more

Herpes Zoster Is Linked to Increased Rates of Both Stroke and Myocardial Infarction

Dec. 15, 2015 — Herpes zoster (also called 'shingles') is linked to a transient increased risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in the months following initial zoster diagnosis, according to a new ... read more

Shingles Increases Short-Term Risk of Stroke in Older Adults

Dec. 15, 2015 — A new study determined that adults 50 and older are at a 50% increased risk for stroke for 90 days following a shingles ... read more

Stroke, TIA Patient Outcomes Best at Experienced Centers, Study Shows

Dec. 14, 2015 — Medical centers with more experience and expertise in aggressive medical management had a significantly positive impact on patient outcomes, data from a major stroke clinical study ... read more

Is Stroke Prevention Taking a Back Seat to Stroke Treatment?

Dec. 10, 2015 — Many strokes that required immediate treatment in emergency rooms may have been preventable, according to a study. While therapy for acute stroke continues to advance and improve patient outcomes, ... read more

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Progress in Stroke Patient Recovery

Dec. 9, 2015 — Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) technology could help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who suffer weakness and paralysis caused by strokes, new research suggests. The study marks ... read more

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