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Health News - Stroke

Comparison of long-term outcomes for types of aortic valve replacements finds no significant difference in rates of death or stroke
Among patients ages 50 to 69 years who underwent aortic valve replacement with bioprosthetic (made primarily with tissue) compared with mechanical prosthetic valves, there was no significant... (Medical News Today)

What are the top 10 leading causes of death in the US?
The leading top 10 causes of death in the US account for nearly 75% of all deaths in the country. How many of these causes could be prevented and how? MNT takes a look. (Medical News Today)

System designed to improve hand function lost to nerve damage
Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. (Medical News Today)

Global prevention of heart disease, stroke: task force seeks to include heart disease in UN sustainable development goals
Heart disease and stroke contribute to 30 percent of global deaths, more than all infectious and parasitic diseases combined, and 11 cardiovascular organizations are calling for the United Nations to... (Medical News Today)

Patients taking warfarin should be able to self-monitor says NICE in new guidance
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published its diagnostics guidance on self-monitoring coagulation status in people on long term vitamin K antagonist therapy... (Medical News Today)

Enlargement of the left atrial appendage increases risk for cryptogenic stroke
More than half of the patients who have suffered a stroke with no well-defined aetiology have an enlarged left atrial appendage of the heart, according to a Finnish study. (Medical News Today)

Genes related to pediatric glaucoma contribute to future stroke
Every year in Canada about 50,000 people suffer from a stroke, caused either by the interruption of blood flow or uncontrolled bleeding in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Regeneration of brain stem cells boosted by turmeric compound
A bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, reveals new research published in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. (Medical News Today)

Promising drug candidate for Alzheimer's found in turmeric compound
A compound found in turmeric, the spice used in curry powder, could be a promising drug candidate for treating neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke. (Medical News Today)

New findings on how brain handles tactile sensations
The traditional understanding in neuroscience is that tactile sensations from the skin are only assembled to form a complete experience in the cerebral cortex, the most advanced part of the brain. (Medical News Today)

Foot drop stimulator helpful in rehabilitation after stroke
Application during task-specific movement for 4 weeks can retrain neuromuscular system Kessler Foundation scientists have published a study showing that use of a foot drop stimulator during a... (Medical News Today)

Genetic risk factors for stroke identified
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. While many lines of evidence suggest that stroke risk is heritable, only a small number of genes associated with stroke have been... (Medical News Today)

South Asians in Canada are at higher risk of heart disease
South Asians living in Canada have a higher rate of heart disease and double the rate of diabetes compared with white people, McMaster researchers have found. (Medical News Today)

Inpatient statin use linked to better health outcomes after brain hemorrhage
Researchers have found that the use of statins after a hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with improved health outcomes for patients. (Medical News Today)

STXBP5 gene's role in blood clotting, heart disease
Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important... (Medical News Today)

'First aid kits' used by stem cells to repair damage
Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any... (Medical News Today)

A heart-felt need for dairy food
A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods have not traditionally formed part of the diet. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension may be initiated by an autoimmune response
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease. (Medical News Today)

Individualized, cholesterol-targeted approach to heart disease and stroke best for patients
A recent guideline for using statins to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has wavered too far from the simple cholesterol goals that have saved thousands of lives in the past decade, and... (Medical News Today)

Predicting neuropsychological outcome after brain injury
Cognitive neuroscience research has shown that certain brain regions are associated with specific cognitive abilities, such as language, naming, and decision-making. (Medical News Today)

Asymptomatic people at risk for stroke identified by imaging
Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology. (Medical News Today)

Project reveals where the money for cardiovascular research in Europe comes from and what it is spent on
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) - a grouping of diseases that affects the structure and/or function of the heart and blood vessels, including heart disease and stroke - is the number 1... (Medical News Today)

New evidence points to outcomes and cost benefits of telemedicine in managing chronic diseases
Congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are three of the leading causes of death in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Study finds link between insurance type and treatment for stroke patients
University of Florida researchers have found a correlation between Medicare and patient access to surgical treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that affects as many as 30,000... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea: weaker brain blood flow damages the brain
People with sleep apnea experience weaker brain blood flow, finds a new study from UCLA, which also suggests females are more affected than males. (Medical News Today)

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