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Health News - Stroke

Reducing first-time stroke risk by consuming fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts
Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated... (Medical News Today)

"Abandoned" stroke survivors need better longer-term care, expert says
Stroke patients need better long-term support to ensure their health and social care needs are met and prevent them feeling "abandoned", a University of Leeds expert says. (Medical News Today)

Stroke knowledge lacking in Uganda
A study published in the journal International Scholarly Research Notices (ISRN) Stroke found that overall knowledge about stroke in Uganda was poor, although knowing what to do for a stroke - go to... (Medical News Today)

AHA/ASA update guidelines to reduce first-time stroke risk
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have updated recommendations for reducing first-time stroke risk. They include physical activity and a healthy diet. (Medical News Today)

UK women unaware of their stroke risk, new poll reveals
One in eight women in the UK wrongly believes that a stroke could never happen to them, according to the findings of a poll published today by the Stroke Association. (Medical News Today)

Ethnic groups are at higher risk for heart disease yet many aren't aware
Different ethnic groups have widely varying differences in both the prevalence and awareness of cardiovascular risk factors, a finding that highlights the need for specially designed education and... (Medical News Today)

Lower mortality at hospitals with more experience treating subarachnoid hemorrhage
For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of SAH cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a... (Medical News Today)

Mental illness linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke
A new study by researchers in Canada finds individuals with mental health disorders may be more likely to experience heart disease or stroke than the general population. (Medical News Today)

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)

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