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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Helping Stroke Survivors Get Back on Their Feet

May 26, 2016 — Small sensory devices could help to improve walking recovery during stroke rehabilitation in a bid to reduce social isolation, 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

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

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

Stent Retrievers Improve Odds for Ischemic Stroke Patients

Apr. 19, 2016 — Timely treatment with endovascular therapy to restore blood flow to the brain significantly improves functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

Heart Attack Patients More Depressed but Get Fewer Antidepressants

Apr. 16, 2016 — Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Immune Cells Help the Brain to Self-Heal After a Stroke

Apr. 15, 2016 — After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has been seen as a negative consequence that needs to be abolished as soon as possible. But, as it ... read more

New Blood Thinners Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Without Frequent Monitoring

Apr. 13, 2016 — A new generation of blood thinners can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, without requiring frequent monitoring and dietary restrictions, report ... read more

Patients With Learning Disabilities Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With Cancer, but Have Higher Rates of Serious Mental Health Issues Compared to General Public

Apr. 12, 2016 — Coronary heart disease and cancer rates among people with learning disabilities are nearly a third lower than the general population, shows new ... read more

New Gene Responsible for Stroke Discovered

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. The study may help researchers better ... read more

Stroke Survivors Face 'Invisible Impairments' to Return to Work

Apr. 6, 2016 — 'Invisible impairments' can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a new study . The findings suggest that more needs to be done to make survivors, their GPs ... read more

New App Improves Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding. Now, a new blood test based tool enabling better ... read more

Testosterone Supplementation Reduces Heart Attack Risk in Men With Heart Disease

Apr. 3, 2016 — A new multi-year study shows that testosterone therapy helped elderly men with low testosterone levels and pre-existing coronary artery disease reduce their risks of major adverse cardiovascular ... read more

Elevated Troponin Linked to Mental Stress Ischemia in Heart Disease Patients

Apr. 3, 2016 — People with heart disease who experience mental stress induced-ischemia tend to have higher levels of troponin -- a protein whose presence in the blood that is a sign of recent damage to the heart ... read more

More Dietary Calcium May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 3, 2016 — In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research ... read more

Improving Depression Symptoms Can Reduce Risk of Major Cardiovascular Problems, New Study Finds

Apr. 3, 2016 — A new study found that effectively treating depression can reduce a patient's chance of having a stroke, heart failure, a heart attack or ... read more

Right Brain May Help Predict Recovery of Language After Stroke

Mar. 30, 2016 — The brain is divided into two hemispheres, the right and the left. The left side is dominant in language and speech-motor functions in most people, so when it is damaged by stroke, it can lead to ... read more

Vascular Brain Injury Evident in People in Their 40s

Mar. 28, 2016 — For the first time, a large study has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to new research. This finding can help mitigate stroke -- which is the second leading ... read more

Signs of Stress in the Brain May Signal Future Heart Trouble

Mar. 24, 2016 — New research shows that individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the brain also have more evidence of inflammation in their arteries and were at higher risk for ... read more

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