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Health News - Stroke

Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding
In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating a new drug... (Medical News Today)

Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair
Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones. (Medical News Today)

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options
What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect stroke risk? Study investigates
New, large-scale research examines the association between different patterns of alcohol consumption and different types of stroke. (Medical News Today)

Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising
Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access... (Medical News Today)

Risk of hemorrhage with statins and stroke prevention drug combination
Two commonly used statins can increase the risk of hemorrhage when combined with dabigatran etexilate, a drug often used for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Prescribing drugs for cardiovascular disease prevention in the UK - can it be improved to prevent strokes?
Drugs such as statins that have the potential to prevent strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease have not been prescribed to a large proportion of people at risk in the UK, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk
Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards
Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the... (Medical News Today)

Study suggests probable scientific misconduct in bone health studies
A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. (Medical News Today)

Stroke vs. Heart Attack: Treatment and Recovery
What causes a heart attack and what causes a stroke? Learn about the symptoms for each, treatment and recovery, and possible lifestyle changes to help. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves new device for prevention of recurrent strokes in certain patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device. (Medical News Today)

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What is the Difference?
What is a stroke, what is an aneurysm, and are they connected? Learn about the telltale symptoms, risk factors and how they may be treated. (Medical News Today)

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab
Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. (Medical News Today)

Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, other disorders
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis. (Medical News Today)

Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women
When it comes to stroke risk during pregnancy, a new study suggests younger expectant mothers are at greater risk than older women. (Medical News Today)

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol
A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population. (Medical News Today)

Basal Ganglia Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
What happens when a stroke occurs in the basal ganglia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent strokes from occurring. (Medical News Today)

Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body
For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes. (Medical News Today)

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. (Medical News Today)

Stroke clearly is a brain disease: International experts concerned about WHO moves in classification process
"The medical rationale for stroke being a disease of the brain is overwhelming." This is the key message of an urgent appeal launched by leading neurology experts in The Lancet. (Medical News Today)

Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke
People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants... (Medical News Today)

Transplantation with induced neural stem cells improves stroke recovery in mice
In a study to determine whether induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), a type of somatic cell directly differentiated into neural stem cells, could exert therapeutic effects when transplanted into mice... (Medical News Today)

Smartphone app could be used to test for potentially fatal irregular heart rate
Method cheap and accessible; in two thirds of cases detected, there were no symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

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