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Health News - Stroke

Neanderthal DNA has subtle but significant impact on human traits
Since 2010 scientists have known that people of Eurasian origin have inherited anywhere from 1 to 4 percent of their DNA from Neanderthals. (Medical News Today)

Dementia, Alzheimer's rates are falling, study suggests
The numbers of people in each age group with dementia appears to be falling. Data suggests that intervention is helping to prevent cardiovascular-related incidents of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Atherosclerosis: A short cut to inflammation
The enzyme Dicer processes RNA transcripts, cutting them into short segments that regulate the synthesis of specific proteins. (Medical News Today)

Computerized rehab aids those suffering from brain injuries
For the first time, researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning)... (Medical News Today)

Task-oriented rehab program does not result in greater recovery from stroke
The use of a structured, task-oriented rehabilitation program, compared with usual rehabilitation, did not result in better motor function or recovery after 12 months for patients with moderate... (Medical News Today)

New type 2 diabetes biomarker identified
Researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) have found an epigenetic mechanism implicated in the regulation of blood sugar. (Medical News Today)

New wireless sleeve to help people recover arm use after stroke
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. (Medical News Today)

Connective tissue disease increases risk for cardiovascular problems
A study based on medical records from more than a quarter million adult patients found that African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis were... (Medical News Today)

Investigation casts doubt over trial used to support top-selling anti-clotting drug
An investigation published by The BMJ today raises new concerns about the top-selling anti-clotting drug, rivaroxaban (Xarelto). (Medical News Today)

Flu vaccine shows promise for reducing risk of influenza-associated atrial fibrillation
Influenza is significantly associated with an increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, which could be reduced through influenza vaccination, according to new findings reported HeartRhythm. (Medical News Today)

Future help for stroke patients with language problems
Brain researcher Karsten Specht has found a new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem. The result may be individualized treatment for each patient. (Medical News Today)

For older adults, serious depression symptoms increase risk for stroke and heart disease
Depression and its symptoms increase as people age, and have been linked to heart disease and stroke in both middle-aged and older adults. (Medical News Today)

Miller School study findings dispute revised BP guidelines
New research finds that a recent revision in national guidelines for treating high blood pressure in people 60 and older could put this population at greater stroke risk. (Medical News Today)

Young African-Americans underestimate stroke risk, according to nursing study
Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University's Byrdine F. (Medical News Today)

Scientists decode brain signals nearly at speed of perception
Using electrodes implanted in the temporal lobes of awake patients, scientists have decoded brain signals at nearly the speed of perception. (Medical News Today)

TSRI study reveals workings of mysterious 'relief valve' that protects cells from swelling
Solving a long-standing mystery in cell biology, a team has shown how a key "relief-valve" in cells keeps cells from taking in too much water and swelling excessively. (Medical News Today)

New report finds huge variation in the use of modern drugs to help safeguard heart rhythm patients
Stark differences in access to new medicines to reduce the risk of strokes in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (AF) are revealed today in a new report from the Atrial... (Medical News Today)

U.S. FDA approves BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in adults
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company has announced that the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Clot buster treatment safe, effective for patients who required living assistance pre-stroke
Intravenous clot busting may be safe and effective in patients who required daily living assistance prior to stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. (Medical News Today)

Penn-engineered neural networks show hope for axonal repair with minimal disruption to brain tissue
Technology holds potential to benefit patients with damage to brain connections resulting from brain injury or disease. (Medical News Today)

How much does African-American race play a role in stroke risk?
Even though young African-Americans are at three times greater risk of a first stroke than their white counterparts, they may not be at a higher risk for a second stroke, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

Irregular heartbeat is riskier for women
Women who experience irregular heartbeat, also called atrial fibrillation, are at higher risk of heart disease and death compared with men with the same symptom. (Medical News Today)

Researchers urge screening of stroke patients for silent heart disease to prevent thousands of deaths
A new study has revealed that more than a third of stroke patients with no known history of heart disease have significant tightening of the arteries around their heart (coronary artery disease)... (Medical News Today)

The age-related change of angiotensin receptor promotes hypertension
Heterodimerization of AT1R with P2Y6R along with age promotes angiotensin II-induced hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Study may explain why stroke risk in women changes after menopause
Risk of stroke in women may come down to a compound the body produces from estrogen known as 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME). (Medical News Today)

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