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Health News - Stroke

Common kidney tests may predict cardiovascular disease risk
A new study suggests that two tests commonly used in the assessment of chronic kidney disease could also be used to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Weak electric current to the brain may improve thinking in people with schizophrenia
Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals novel use of 3-D imaging for measurement of injectable wrinkle reducers
New technique holds beneficial results for facial paralysis and cosmetic patientsA three-dimensional imaging technique often used in the automotive and aerospace industries for accurate... (Medical News Today)

African-Americans at lower socioeconomic levels have increased risk of heart disease
African Americans at lower socioeconomic levels, particularly women and younger adults, are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than those in higher socioeconomic positions, according to... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies possible role for carbon monoxide in treating hemorrhagic stroke
Potent effects in a mouse model of subarachnoid hemorrhage show that administration of gas can protect the brain, reduce neuronal injury and improve memoryCarbon monoxide is known by many as a... (Medical News Today)

Cutting edge research and collegiality the focus of EuroPCR 2015
Technique, talk, and talent were three buzzwords at the 2015 EuroPCR congress. (Medical News Today)

EuroPCR 2015: Advances in mechanical thrombectomy warrant call to action in acute stroke
Experts believe new technologies may significantly reduce the number of people who die or are severely disabled by strokeExperts speaking at EuroPCR 2015 say the explosion of positive results for... (Medical News Today)

Risk of stroke in healthy older adults reduced with statins, fibrates
A new observational study found that the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs was associated with a 30% lower stroke risk among healthy older adults. (Medical News Today)

Study finds wide variation in carotid artery stenting outcomes
Odds of suffering stroke or death differ by about 50 percent from one facility to anotherHospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or... (Medical News Today)

World Heart Federation launches Roadmap to tackle raised blood pressure
The World Heart Federation has launched the third in a series of roadmaps, the latest one focusing on raised blood pressure and hypertension during the 2015 World Health Assembly in Geneva. (Medical News Today)

EuroPCR 2015 news tips: Treatment delays, radial 'paradox,' transcatheter valves, and more
1. The "Radial Paradox": Higher Femoral Access Site Complications Offsets Radial BenefitsGrowing acceptance of radial access during cardiac catheterisation to reduce access site complications may... (Medical News Today)

A SMARTer approach to stroke care
NIH study uses MRI scans to screen stroke patients for acute treatment within the first critical 60 minutesTime is critical when it comes to stroke, and early treatment is associated with better... (Medical News Today)

Injectable hydrogel boosts stem cell therapy to restore vision, repair brain damage
New research reveals how an injectable hydrogel boosted stem cell transplantation, partially restoring vision in blind mice and repairing brain injury after stroke. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients
In patients with HIV, a diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lowering blood sugar. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover new ways to shut down signals involved in brain diseases
A research team based at the University of Eastern Finland and the Turku Centre for Biotechnology have found new ways to block a pathway that may be responsible for several brain disorders, which... (Medical News Today)

PolyU develops novel computer intelligence system for acute stroke detection
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. (Medical News Today)

Stroke, heart attack and death risk may be predicted by grip strength
Weak grip strength was linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in a new study, as well as increased risk of death from cardiovascular and noncardiovascular diseases. (Medical News Today)

From heart attacks to cancer: What role do long, non-coding RNAs play?
About 70 percent of our genes provide the blueprint for biomolecules whose function is only now being discovered - non-coding RNAs. (Medical News Today)

Study links long-term depression in later years to higher chance of stroke
People over 50 years of age who showed depressive symptoms for 4 years were twice as likely to have a stroke in the subsequent 2 years than those who did not show depression. (Medical News Today)

Unlabeled stimulant BMPEA in sports supplement combined with exercise likely caused stroke
β-Methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), an amphetamine-like stimulant that has been found in dietary supplements marketed to improve athletic performance and weight loss, could be to blame for... (Medical News Today)

A new mechanism of blood pressure regulation by a stress-sensitive gatekeeper
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have uncovered a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: not just an adult's condition
Stroke doesn't just affect adults; it affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the US. We look at the risk factors for pediatric stroke and the signs and symptoms to watch out for. (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial to determine best aspirin dose to protect patients with heart disease
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved a three-year, $14 million clinical trial designed to determine the best dose of aspirin to use to prevent... (Medical News Today)

Comprehensive stroke centers best for hemorrhagic stroke survival
A new study has shown that receiving treatment for hemorrhagic stroke at a comprehensive stroke center could improve a patient's chances of survival by up to 27%. (Medical News Today)

COGWATCH: helping stroke patients to regain their independence
Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14% of all deaths. (Medical News Today)

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