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Health News - Stroke

Many stroke patients experience delays in seeking and receiving care
A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases
In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage. (Medical News Today)

New study shows in-transit telemedicine speeds ischemic stroke treatment
Patient evaluation by video in ambulances resulted in 13-minute faster administration of brain saving drugFor patients experiencing ischemic stroke - the leading cause of disability in the U. (Medical News Today)

Notion of 'healthy obesity' further challenged
The existence of 'healthy obesity' has been questioned by health professionals and scientists. A new study provides further evidence against the condition. (Medical News Today)

Anemia may raise risk of death for stroke patients
Stroke patients who have anemia or whose hemoglobin levels are too high may be at greater risk of death in the year after stroke, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk increased with calcium supplements in certain women
In seniors who have experienced cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, calcium supplements may increase the risk of dementia, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Recently approved cholesterol medication not cost-effective; Could substantially increase U.S. health care costs
Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for... (Medical News Today)

Studying blood flow dynamics to identify the heart of vessel failure
When plaque, fatty deposits that build up on the inside of arteries, rupture and block blood flow, the results can be deadly. (Medical News Today)

Incidence of most fatal type of stroke decreasing rapidly in Finland - thanks to a decrease in smoking?
A recently published study indicates that Finland's national tobacco policies seem to be radically reducing the incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal form of stroke. (Medical News Today)

Virtual world improves communication following stroke, says study
A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London. (Medical News Today)

Most patients taking warfarin long-term do not maintain stable INR values
In a study appearing in JAMA, Sean D. Pokorney, M.D., M.B.A., Eric D. Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. (Medical News Today)

Inosine treatment helps recovery of motor functions after brain injury
Brain tissue can die as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease, stroke risk factors may increase in severity before menopause
The severity of key risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke appears to increase more rapidly in the years leading up to menopause, rather than after, according to new research in... (Medical News Today)

Sleep disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery
A new meta-analysis finds sleep disorders - particularly sleep breathing disorders - increase the risk of stroke and hinder patients' recovery. (Medical News Today)

Promoting regulatory T cell production may help control atherosclerosis
In atherosclerosis, the buildup of cholesterol deposits in arteries poses a major risk for cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke. (Medical News Today)

Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risks of prolonged sitting
A study analyzing trends in global physical activity finds that health risks associated with sitting for 8 hours can be eliminated by 1 hour of exercise. (Medical News Today)

AAN: Closure not recommended for people with heart defect and stroke
An updated recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based closure should not be routinely recommended for people who have had a stroke and also have a heart... (Medical News Today)

What are the Symptoms of a Blood Clot?
Learn all about the signs and symptoms of a blood clot. The article focuses in particular on the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. (Medical News Today)

Racial differences in inpatient procedures after stroke
Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. Some procedures, including intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and carotid revascularization, have a curative intent to heal the... (Medical News Today)

Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?
Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care? In an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, Kimon Bekelis, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients
The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Food supplements in the fight against heart disease?
Heart attacks and strokes kill approximately one in three people worldwide and the situation is expected to worsen in the future due to an increased global prevalence of risk factors such as... (Medical News Today)

Smoking makes women vulnerable to brain bleeds, study finds
Women who smoke are much more likely than male smokers to experience a form of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding in the lining of the brain. (Medical News Today)

Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis, Stanford study finds
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also... (Medical News Today)

Medical records show long-term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'
New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of 'mini-strokes' and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. (Medical News Today)

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