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Health News - Stroke

Pharmacists help patients with hypertension
If you have hypertension, it pays to include a pharmacist in a medical care team. (Medical News Today)

Generally accepted tools used to select patients for aneurysm treatment in need of further evaluation
A study released yesterday at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, indicates that strict adherence to two commonly-used tools to weigh the risk... (Medical News Today)

Stroke trial to test if everyday drugs can save lives
Treating stroke patients with antibiotics and paracetamol could save up to 25,000 lives each year, researchers have said. (Medical News Today)

New hope for improved recovery after stroke
Researchers at NeuRA - Neuroscience Research Australia - and their colleagues have identified a remarkable new way of improving recovery after stroke. (Medical News Today)

Naturally occurring protein fragment found in brain inhibits key enzyme implicated in Alzheimer's
Findings may result in new drugs to treat the devastating diseaseFor the first time, UCLA researchers have shown that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can act as an inhibitor of a... (Medical News Today)

Mobile stroke treatment units may greatly improve survival rates, chance of recovery for ischemic stroke patients
Two new studies presented at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, report that Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (MSTUs) can significantly reduce the time it... (Medical News Today)

Device innovation is driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes
In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy (a technique in which thrombolytic agents and devices are passed through the arteries directly to the clot site) has gained notable momentum as... (Medical News Today)

Emergency transport times for stroke patients still in need of improvement
Despite efforts to close the time gap between symptom onset and stroke treatment - including improvements in public education, 911 dispatch operations, pre-hospital detection and triage, hospital... (Medical News Today)

Some stroke treatments proven to reduce health care costs
Use of mechanical thrombectomy on qualifying stroke patients could result in major savings to the healthcare economy in the United Kingdom (U.K. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves Praluent to treat certain patients with high cholesterol
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Praluent (alirocumab) injection, the first cholesterol-lowering treatment approved in a new class of drugs known as proprotein convertase... (Medical News Today)

Can migraine increase your risk of stroke?
New research suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. (Medical News Today)

Study: Popular new anticoagulants drive increase in atrial fibrillation treatment
Warfarin therapy declining as use of new anticoagulants skyrocketsMore adults than ever are visiting their doctors' offices for a prescription to treat atrial fibrillation, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

Delivery speed of clot-busting drug for stroke often 'overestimated' by hospitals
Less than a third of US hospitals surveyed correctly identified their stroke care performance, with many overestimating the speed at which they administer clot-busting drugs. (Medical News Today)

Treatment with antibiotic dicloxacillin associated with decrease in INR levels among patients taking vitamin K antagonists
Researchers have found an association between treatment with the antibiotic dicloxacillin and a decrease in international normalized ratio (INR; a measure of blood coagulation) levels among... (Medical News Today)

Study in mice may identify new ways to treat immune thrombocytopenia
Study in mice may identify new ways to treat immune thrombocytopenia Immune thrombocytopenia, or ITP, is an autoimmune disease whereby the immune system sends antibodies to attack and destroy the... (Medical News Today)

Non-invasive brain stimulation technique could transform learning
Researchers have discovered a new technique to enhance brain excitability that could improve physical performance in healthy individuals such as athletes and musicians. (Medical News Today)

Innovative sodium reduction ingredient provides meaningful reductions in sodium intake
Innovative sodium reduction ingredient provides meaningful reductions in sodium intake Sodium intake in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Recovering female stroke victims may benefit from uric acid
The results of a new study published in the journal Stroke suggest that uric acid may be an effective therapy for women recovering from a stroke. (Medical News Today)

New research allows doctors to image dangerous 'hardening' of the arteries
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to... (Medical News Today)

New therapy to help heart rhythm patients means UK doctors are "spoilt for choice"
A new blood-thinning drug therapy to help prevent stroke in patients with the heart rhythm condition called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is launched today, extending the ability of... (Medical News Today)

Adults with atrial fibrillation should be prescribed newer medications instead of aspirin for the prevention of stroke, says NICE
NICE has published a new quality standard which sets out priorities for healthcare professionals on the treatment and management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in adults. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find potential link between fat in blood and blood vessel recovery in ischemia
Temple researchers discover potential molecular link between excess fat in the blood and blood vessel recovery in ischemiaThe buildup of fat in the blood makes a bad situation worse - it not only... (Medical News Today)

Secondhand smoke increases stroke risk by 30 percent for nonsmokers
Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 19 deaths in the U.S. and it is a leading cause of disability. (Medical News Today)

Life expectancy reduced by stroke, diabetes and heart attack combo
A new study finds people with a history of stroke, diabetes and heart attack may have a death rate eight times higher than those without a history of these conditions. (Medical News Today)

Stroke may accelerate long-term cognitive decline
A new study suggests that stroke survivors may be at risk from accelerated and persistent decline in cognitive function during the years following their stroke. (Medical News Today)

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