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Health News - Stroke

Intracranial stimulation proved efficient in the recovery of learning and memory in rats
The research, published in Behavioral Brain Research, was conducted by Pilar Segura and Ignacio Morgado (coordinators), Laura Aldavert and Marc Ramoneda, psychobiologists of the Institute of... (Medical News Today)

Possible therapeutic target for cerebral cavernous malformations - common but mysterious brain blood vessel disorder
Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). (Medical News Today)

Should hospitals keep cardiac catheterization labs open on weekends?
Canadian study indicates that early intervention on weekdays and weekends in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes may be more cost-effective for both high-risk and low-risk... (Medical News Today)

NICE recommends Xarelto as an effective treatment option for reducing risk of secondary events in acute coronary syndrome
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) recommending Xarelto 2. (Medical News Today)

Men who live alone run a greater risk of dying prematurely after stroke
Men who live alone have a considerably greater long-term risk of dying prematurely than other patients. This is shown in a doctoral thesis that followed 1,090 stroke cases in western Sweden. (Medical News Today)

Hydrogels deliver on blood-vessel growth
Rice University scientists have found the balance necessary to aid healing with high-tech hydrogel. (Medical News Today)

Regular group walking linked to reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and depression
Regular group walking was found to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, BMI, body fat, resting heart rate and depression in a new study of more than 1,800 adults. (Medical News Today)

Scientists look to heart disease and stroke-related disorders for clues to preventing and treating Alzheimer's
A growing body of research suggests that the most common cause of dementia in older people is a mix of vascular and Alzheimer's-related brain abnormalities, and that approximately half of people... (Medical News Today)

Asian-Americans have increased cardiovascular disease mortality
A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that Asian-Americans are more at risk from stroke and hypertension than non-Hispanic white people. (Medical News Today)

Patients admitted to GA stroke registry hospitals have higher rates of survival
Acute ischemic stroke patients cared for by hospitals participating in the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry (GCASR) had a better outcome than their counterparts in nonparticipating... (Medical News Today)

Community lowers heart disease risks and death rates over 40-year period
Heart disease and stroke have been the No. 1 killers of men and women in the United States for 100 years, particularly among those with lower socioeconomic status. (Medical News Today)

Clues to treating Alzheimer's may be provided by heart disease and strokes
A growing body of research suggests that the most common cause of dementia in older people is a mix of vascular and Alzheimer's-related brain abnormalities, and that approximately half of people who... (Medical News Today)

Worsening health conditions increase risk of mortgage default and disclosure
The mortgage strain of American home ownership can lead to poor health but a new study finds that the inverse may also be true -- changes in health can serve as a predictor to mortgage distress. (Medical News Today)

Aspirin prescribed for heart patients may be inappropriate in ten percent of cases
More than 10 percent of patients treated with aspirin therapy for primary cardiovascular disease prevention were likely inappropriately prescribed medication, according to a new study in the Journal... (Medical News Today)

Practice really does make perfect
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth have shown that follow-through - such as when swinging a golf club or tennis racket - can help us to learn two different... (Medical News Today)

In chronic kidney disease, BH4 has positive effects on sympathetic nerve activity, arterial stiffness
People with chronic kidney disease often have an overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system, which contributes to increased risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Medical News Today)

Stroke rehab should improve with remapping of the damaged brain
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, along with researchers from the AIST Human Technology Research Institute in Japan, have identified a time-dependent interplay between two... (Medical News Today)

Association between ischemic micro-lesions and flow-diverting stents for aneurysms
The use of flow-diverting stents to treat intracranial aneurysms appears safe and highly successful. (Medical News Today)

Healthy obesity progresses to unhealthy obesity in most adults
The idea of "healthy" obesity is a misleading concept in that most obese individuals become progressively less healthy over time, according to a study that tracked the health of more than 2,500 men... (Medical News Today)

'July effect' does not impact stroke outcomes, according to new study
Patients with strokes caused by blood clots - known as acute ischemic strokes - who were admitted in July had similar outcomes compared to patients admitted any other month, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

Stroke falls one place to fifth leading cause of death in US
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that stroke and unintentional injuries have swapped places in the top 10 leading causes of death in the US. (Medical News Today)

New study shows addition of stent thrombectomy more effective than traditional pharmaceutical treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients
In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a... (Medical News Today)

Superior outcomes for stroke patients offered by intra-arterial treatment vs. tPA
Penumbra, Inc., the market leader in intra-arterial stroke treatment, announced that an independent study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine found that intra-arterial stroke... (Medical News Today)

Use of corn ethanol or electricity from coal to power vehicles worse than gasoline for public health
Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. (Medical News Today)

Severe stroke patients recover better with prompt stent action
In the case of a severe stroke, a better, faster recovery is more likely when the blocked vessel is reopened quickly with a stent to retrieve the blood clot, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

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