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Health News - Stroke

Older people with previous stroke or vascular disease at higher risk of stroke after heart surgery
Older people who have had strokes or who have vascular disease are at risk of stroke both immediately after cardiac surgery and during the following two years, according to a new study in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

Stroke rates declined 40 percent in both men and women 65 years and older over the last 20 years
A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. (Medical News Today)

Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients
The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. (Medical News Today)

Researchers paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer... (Medical News Today)

Statins may reduce cardiovascular death in type 2 diabetes
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What increases the neuronal plasticity of endogenous neural stem cells after focal cerebral ischemia?
Stem cells can substitute the lost cells after central nervous system injury, decrease nervous tissue damage and promote neurofunctional recovery. (Medical News Today)

Study finds a 20-year decline in stroke risk and death rates
After 2 decades of better control of risk factors, researchers find that stroke rates for Americans have declined. And those who do have a stroke have a better chance of surviving. (Medical News Today)

Risk for atrial fibrillation may be increased by moderate alcohol use
Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to... (Medical News Today)

Study finds decrease in incidence of stroke and subsequent death
In a study that included a large sample of black and white U.S. adults from several communities, rates of stroke incidence and subsequent death decreased from 1987 to 2011, with decreases varying... (Medical News Today)

History of stroke linked with increased risk of adverse outcomes after non-cardiac surgery
In an analysis that included more than 480,000 patients who underwent elective noncardiac surgery, a history of stroke was associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events... (Medical News Today)

Neurogenesis in Alzheimer's disease promoted by ADSCs transplantation
Recent evidence has demonstrated that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in the brain of adult rat or mouse models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and improve tissue and... (Medical News Today)

Patients with chronic stroke and cerebral palsy benefit from virtual reality interface device and brain neural networks
Virtual reality interface devices permit the user to interact with the virtual world in real time through a variety of multisensory channels including hearing, sight, touch and smell. (Medical News Today)

Increased stroke risk linked to high stress, hostility, depression
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to... (Medical News Today)

In acute cerebral ischemia, what aggravates hippocampal neuronal injury?
Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 has been demonstrated in acute cerebral ischemia. (Medical News Today)

How patients respond to filiform needle acupuncture versus antidepressant drugs for poststroke depression
Whether acupuncture or antidepressant drugs exhibit better therapeutic effects on poststroke depression remains disputed. (Medical News Today)

Hydrogen sulfide has potential health benefits in a range of issues, from diabetes to stroke, heart attacks and dementia
It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right tiny dosage, hydrogen sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health benefits in a... (Medical News Today)

Psychological stress 'increases risk of stroke'
Life's stresses increase the risk of a stroke or transient ischemic attack, study suggests, and depressive symptoms are even worse for the chances of these cerebrovascular events. (Medical News Today)

After chronic cerebral ischemia, 3-N-butylphthalide improves neuronal morphology
The pathogenesis of vascular dementia induced by chronic cerebral ischemia is complex, mainly consisting of energy metabolism disorder, oxidative stress injury, neuronal apoptotic cell death and... (Medical News Today)

Focal cerebral ischemia for neural regeneration studies: rat versus mouse models
Rat models of focal cerebral ischemia are usually used in neural regeneration studies regarding stroke. (Medical News Today)

Electrical stimulation of fastigial nucleus and cellular apoptosis in injured region
Previous studies have indicated that electrical stimulation of the cerebellar fastigial nucleus in rats may reduce brain infarct size, increase the expression of Ku70 in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion... (Medical News Today)

Voxel-based lesion symptom mapping may provide a more accurate prognosis of motor recovery from chronic stroke
Many studies have examined motor impairments using voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM), but few are reported regarding the corresponding relationship between cerebral cortex injury and lower... (Medical News Today)

Traditional Chinese medicines maintain stabilization of the internal environment of neurovascular units
Cerebral ischemia not only injures neurons, but also involves the glial cells that provide a supportive scaffold to which the neurons are attached and the microvessels that provide energy for nervous... (Medical News Today)

Task Force recommends against screening for carotid artery stenosis in general adult population
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population, according to a recommendation statement being... (Medical News Today)

The generation and survival of neurons prevented by a 'switch' in the brains of Alzheimer's and stroke patients
A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has identified a chemical "switch" that controls both the generation of new neurons from neural stem cells... (Medical News Today)

Secondary stroke prevention therapies on the rise, Australia
Use of secondary stroke prevention medicines is increasing in line with Australian guidelines and clinical recommendations but there is still room for improvement, according to research published... (Medical News Today)

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