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Health News - Stroke

Research suggests team-based care is most effective way to control hypertension
Patients diagnosed with high blood pressure are given better control of their condition from a physician-pharmacist collaborative intervention than physician management alone, according to new... (Medical News Today)

Use of blood-clot medications for acute stroke low in Canadian hospitals
Better and faster treatment with blood-clot medications (thrombolysis) is needed to help people with acute stroke who arrive at hospitals in Canada, according to a national study in CMAJ Open. (Medical News Today)

Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on
New data shows that healthcare and personal costs to support survivors of stroke remains high 10 years on. (Medical News Today)

Clot dissolver tPA's tardy twin could aid in stroke recovery
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a protein released by neurons while the brain is recovering from a stroke.The results were scheduled for publication Oct. (Medical News Today)

Costs to treat bleeding strokes increases 10 years later
Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain may increase significantly 10 years later, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial could change standard treatment for stroke
A large international clinical trial has shed new light on the effectiveness of current hospital protocols for managing blood pressure in stroke patients. (Medical News Today)

Trans fat intake in America has decreased, but not enough
New research suggests that although intake of trans fats has decreased over the past 30 years, Americans still have unhealthy levels of it in their diets. (Medical News Today)

Polyunsaturated fats 'lower bad cholesterol' during weight gain
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis severity linked to high blood pressure risk
Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis. (Medical News Today)

Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention
Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University... (Medical News Today)

Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered
A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. (Medical News Today)

TSRI scientists create mimic of 'good' cholesterol to fight heart disease and stroke
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created a synthetic molecule that mimics "good" cholesterol and have shown it can reduce plaque buildup in the arteries of animal models. (Medical News Today)

Intracranial stents: more strokes than with drug treatment alone
This is probably caused by mechanical manipulation during stent implantation / no advantages of PTAS regarding other outcomes. (Medical News Today)

Potential treatment for traumatic brain injury offered by stroke-fighting drug
The only drug currently approved for treatment of stroke's crippling effects shows promise, when administered as a nasal spray, to help heal similar damage in less severe forms of traumatic brain... (Medical News Today)

Healthy lifestyle may reduce women's stroke risk by more than 50%
Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce total stroke risk by 54% and reduce the risk of cerebral infarction - the most common type of stroke - by 62%, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

After the 90-day danger period, stroke patients remain at high risk for repeat event
Closer monitoring needed for longer periods to help prevent repeat strokes and other serious medical events, study showsPeople who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or... (Medical News Today)

Study shows how smaller stroke centers are driving better outcomes for patients
A new model for stroke care is being studied in rural Alberta to reduce inequities in health across communities. (Medical News Today)

Outcomes worse for patients who have a stroke in hospital
At the first sign of a stroke, time is of the essence. For every minute of delay in treatment, people typically lose almost two million brain cells. (Medical News Today)

Better care for patients plus hospital savings with innovative stroke patient management system
An innovative patient management system at the acute stroke unit of Kelowna (BC) General Hospital has reduced the number of stroke patient bed days by more than 25 per cent, according to a study of... (Medical News Today)

Examining single JAK2-V617F mutant cells and following tumor initiation and progression of blood cancers
A solitary cell containing a unique abnormality can result in certain types of blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental... (Medical News Today)

Hypothesis redefined on 'holes in the brain'
Researchers at University of Copenhagen have studied access conditions at brain cell level. New study explodes existing paradigm that huge channels uncritically perforate cell membranes. (Medical News Today)

Implications of ipsilateral spatial neglect after stroke
Stroke researchers have confirmed that damage to the right frontal-subcortical network may cause ipsilateral spatial neglect. (Medical News Today)

Inpatient stroke rehabilitation to regain crucial functions not available to all
Too many stroke patients in Canada are not getting the rehabilitation they need to return to a healthy, active life, according to a new study which was presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress in... (Medical News Today)

A closer look at neural correlations when we use tools, unlock a door
People who are unable to button up their jacket or who find it difficult to insert a key in lock suffer from a condition known as apraxia. (Medical News Today)

Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke
Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. (Medical News Today)

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