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Health News - Stroke

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)

Capacity to balance on one leg reflects brain health
Researchers report that an inability to balance on one leg for more than 20 seconds is associated with damage to the brain that would be otherwise asymptomatic. (Medical News Today)

Controversial nitrite hypothesis confirmed
Understanding how nitrite can improve conditions such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke has been the object of worldwide research studies. (Medical News Today)

Pediatric stroke can be triggered by roller coaster rides
Riding a couple of roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology. (Medical News Today)

Reduction in rates of intracerebral haemorrhage in Australia
Stroke is Australia's second biggest killer after coronary heart disease, but rates of a common type of stroke, intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), appear to be falling, according to a UNSW study that... (Medical News Today)

Dental divide harming Australians as decay sets in
It is time medical and dental interests combined to combat a rise in tooth decay and oral diseasein Australians, says the author of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia. (Medical News Today)

Memory complaints link to stroke risk for the highly educated
Researchers have found that lapses in memory could signal an elevated risk of stroke, particularly in people with a higher vocational education or university training. (Medical News Today)

Promising results of an important stroke study published in the scientific journal Brain
Neuro-rehabilitation (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) helps hemaparetic stroke patients confronted with loss of motor skills on one side of their body, to recover some of their motor... (Medical News Today)

Study: Near-infrared spectroscopy may assist in predicting the risk of future cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke
Infraredx, Inc., a cardiovascular imaging company pioneering the personalized diagnosis of coronary artery disease, today announced results from an independent, prospective outcomes study published... (Medical News Today)

Increased BMI in the normal range has a negative effect on cardiometabolic risk markers
Increases in excess fat adversely affect multiple cardiometabolic risk markers even in lean young adults according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Insulin dosage for type 2 diabetes linked with increased death risk
Analysis of thousands of NHS records has uncovered a link between an increased dosage of insulin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and a heightened risk of death in patients. (Medical News Today)

Technique for cardiovascular diagnostics shows promise
A new technique developed at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology shows promise for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games
Stroke survivors can have "significant" improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. (Medical News Today)

Scientists aim to control neural excitations
A theoretical study of short- and long-range effects on neural excitation pulses might one day lead to controlling harmful signals such as those in strokes. (Medical News Today)

CT scans 'can predict risk of stroke' in TIA patients
In a new study, researchers say all patients should have a CT scan within 24 hours of a transient ischemic attack, as the brain images can predict their risk of stroke. (Medical News Today)

India national salt reduction campaign targets blood pressure, heart disease, stroke
A national salt reduction programme in India is set to target reductions in blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, said Professor K. (Medical News Today)

Stroke researchers link frontal lesions with improved spatial neglect after prism therapy
Stroke researchers have found that the presence of frontal lesions predicts better functional improvement in individuals with spatial neglect who received prism adaptation therapy. (Medical News Today)

New research links stroke death risk with cost of economic downturns
Unemployment and reduced government healthcare spending are factors which could put people at higher risk of dying from stroke. (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify stroke damage mechanism
Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims--and are now searching for drugs to block it. (Medical News Today)

State of the stroke nation: reorganisation saves lives, staff shortages remain, UK
Two reports published today from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) show that despite steady progress in the care of stroke patients in the UK, there are still major shortages of... (Medical News Today)

Stroke rehabilitation supported by new research
Using world-leading research methods, the team of Dr David Wright and Prof Paul Holmes, working with Dr Jacqueline Williams from the Victoria University in Melbourne, studied activity in an area of... (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story
Brain scans of Harry Potter readers yield computational model of readingSome people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy... (Medical News Today)

Drug target identified for prevention of stroke-related brain damage
By analyzing a mouse model, researchers find that disabling an ion channel may protect stroke patients' neurons against damage caused by oxidative stress. (Medical News Today)

European Cardiologists highlight risk of delayed diagnosis for patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society have announced the results of the European analysis of a global cardiology survey, which highlights that despite an increase in the number of NVAF... (Medical News Today)

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