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Health News - Stroke

Sensory feedback shapes individuality to provide equal space for behavioral excellence
We can quickly tell from the way someone walks whether that person is young or old, male or female, healthy or sick, because patterns of movement vary from one person to the next. (Medical News Today)

Neuroscientific evidence that motivation promotes recovery after spinal cord injury
It is known by clinical experiences that motivation enhances patients' recovery from spinal cord injury or stroke. (Medical News Today)

Colds, flu linked to increased stroke risk for children
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study. (Medical News Today)

Antipsychotics increase risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis
Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP), according to a new study led by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology ... (Medical News Today)

Deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors
Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7. (Medical News Today)

Kessler researchers link spatial neglect after stroke with poor outcomes
Stroke patients with spatial neglect less likely to return home; more likely to fall and have longer staysUsing the Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process (KF-NAP), Kessler researchers... (Medical News Today)

Finding about how water gets into neurons provides new treatment targets for deadly brain swelling
High-efficiency transporters that work like a shuttle system to constantly move ions into and out of neurons appear to slam into reverse following a stroke or other injury and start delivering... (Medical News Today)

Women with moderate beer consumption run lower risk of heart attack
Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30 per cent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. (Medical News Today)

Early testing can predict the stroke patients who will develop upper limb spasticity
Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. (Medical News Today)

UCLA researchers discover new method to measure artery stiffness in the human brain
UCLA researchers have discovered a non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain, a finding that may have ramifications for preventing stroke and... (Medical News Today)

New research suggests not all trans fatty acids are bad for you
New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids (TFAs) may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they... (Medical News Today)

Risk of stroke at time of carotid occlusion
Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or... (Medical News Today)

Birth control pills pose small but significant stroke risk
Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report in the journal MedLink Neurology. (Medical News Today)

Personal profile, not neighborhood factors, determines who calls EMS for stroke
Neighborhood factors do not influence the use of emergency medical services (EMS) for stroke as strongly as individual factors do, despite earlier indications that socio-demographic characteristics... (Medical News Today)

Spleen may provide new target for treating stroke's debilitating chronic inflammation
Stroke injures the brain, but a new University of South Florida (USF) study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating... (Medical News Today)

Whole-body PET scan with new imaging agent can locate hidden blood clots
A novel radiopharmaceutical probe developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has the potential of providing physicians with information that could save the lives of patients with ischemic... (Medical News Today)

Adults in their 50s should take aspirin daily for heart attack, stroke prevention
The USPSTF say adults aged 50-59 should take aspirin daily to prevent first stroke or heart attack, while taking the drug for at least 10 years may lower colorectal cancer risk. (Medical News Today)

Stroke patients fare better with private insurance than with Medicaid
Stroke victims who use Medicaid or are uninsured were more likely to die, stay hospitalized longer and have worse medical outcomes than patients with private insurance, a study by University of... (Medical News Today)

New survey finds strokes of unknown cause leave patients, caregivers in the dark
According to a new survey from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, more than 50 percent of stroke patients and caregivers report anxiety and frustration when the cause of... (Medical News Today)

Electronic health records with decision support help optimize emergency department care for ischemic stroke patients
The timely administration of a clot-dissolving treatment for emergency department patients with acute ischemic stroke nearly doubled following the introduction of new technology that enabled... (Medical News Today)

Stroke brain damage could reveal key to treating addiction
New research reveals that smokers who had stroke in a specific region of the brain were considerably more likely to quit smoking that those whose strokes occurred elsewhere. (Medical News Today)

PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study data reinforce the need for long-term secondary prevention of cardiovascular events
AstraZeneca has announced details of a sub-analysis of the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, assessing the effect of Brilique™ (ticagrelor) in reducing atherothrombotic events in post-heart attack... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves expanded indication for Brilinta to include long-term use in patients with a history of heart attack
AstraZeneca has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) tablets at a new 60mg dose to be used in patients with a history of heart attack... (Medical News Today)

Post-stroke protein linked with dementia: increased risk of Alzheimer's disease following attack
A protein strongly linked with the increased risk of dementia in stroke patients could hold the key to developing an antibody. (Medical News Today)

First-line catheter ablation superior to drug therapy for reducing atrial fibrillation
First-line treatment with catheter ablation is superior to drug therapy for reducing atrial fibrillation, according to five year results from the MANTRA-PAF trial presented for the first time at... (Medical News Today)

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