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Health News - Stroke

EuroPCR 2015: Advances in mechanical thrombectomy warrant call to action in acute stroke
Experts believe new technologies may significantly reduce the number of people who die or are severely disabled by strokeExperts speaking at EuroPCR 2015 say the explosion of positive results for... (Medical News Today)

Risk of stroke in healthy older adults reduced with statins, fibrates
A new observational study found that the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs was associated with a 30% lower stroke risk among healthy older adults. (Medical News Today)

Study finds wide variation in carotid artery stenting outcomes
Odds of suffering stroke or death differ by about 50 percent from one facility to anotherHospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or... (Medical News Today)

World Heart Federation launches Roadmap to tackle raised blood pressure
The World Heart Federation has launched the third in a series of roadmaps, the latest one focusing on raised blood pressure and hypertension during the 2015 World Health Assembly in Geneva. (Medical News Today)

EuroPCR 2015 news tips: Treatment delays, radial 'paradox,' transcatheter valves, and more
1. The "Radial Paradox": Higher Femoral Access Site Complications Offsets Radial BenefitsGrowing acceptance of radial access during cardiac catheterisation to reduce access site complications may... (Medical News Today)

A SMARTer approach to stroke care
NIH study uses MRI scans to screen stroke patients for acute treatment within the first critical 60 minutesTime is critical when it comes to stroke, and early treatment is associated with better... (Medical News Today)

Injectable hydrogel boosts stem cell therapy to restore vision, repair brain damage
New research reveals how an injectable hydrogel boosted stem cell transplantation, partially restoring vision in blind mice and repairing brain injury after stroke. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients
In patients with HIV, a diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lowering blood sugar. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover new ways to shut down signals involved in brain diseases
A research team based at the University of Eastern Finland and the Turku Centre for Biotechnology have found new ways to block a pathway that may be responsible for several brain disorders, which... (Medical News Today)

PolyU develops novel computer intelligence system for acute stroke detection
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. (Medical News Today)

Stroke, heart attack and death risk may be predicted by grip strength
Weak grip strength was linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in a new study, as well as increased risk of death from cardiovascular and noncardiovascular diseases. (Medical News Today)

From heart attacks to cancer: What role do long, non-coding RNAs play?
About 70 percent of our genes provide the blueprint for biomolecules whose function is only now being discovered - non-coding RNAs. (Medical News Today)

Study links long-term depression in later years to higher chance of stroke
People over 50 years of age who showed depressive symptoms for 4 years were twice as likely to have a stroke in the subsequent 2 years than those who did not show depression. (Medical News Today)

Unlabeled stimulant BMPEA in sports supplement combined with exercise likely caused stroke
β-Methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), an amphetamine-like stimulant that has been found in dietary supplements marketed to improve athletic performance and weight loss, could be to blame for... (Medical News Today)

A new mechanism of blood pressure regulation by a stress-sensitive gatekeeper
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have uncovered a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: not just an adult's condition
Stroke doesn't just affect adults; it affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the US. We look at the risk factors for pediatric stroke and the signs and symptoms to watch out for. (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial to determine best aspirin dose to protect patients with heart disease
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved a three-year, $14 million clinical trial designed to determine the best dose of aspirin to use to prevent... (Medical News Today)

Comprehensive stroke centers best for hemorrhagic stroke survival
A new study has shown that receiving treatment for hemorrhagic stroke at a comprehensive stroke center could improve a patient's chances of survival by up to 27%. (Medical News Today)

COGWATCH: helping stroke patients to regain their independence
Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14% of all deaths. (Medical News Today)

Electronic health records may not improve outcomes in ischemic stroke patients
Electronic health records may be necessary for a more high-tech and transparent health care system, but hospitals with electronic health records for ischemic stroke patients did not demonstrate... (Medical News Today)

Study illustrates how chickenpox virus can cause a stroke in an HIV patient
Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can, in rare cases, experience bleeding on the brain that causes a type of stroke called intracerebral hemorrhage. (Medical News Today)

'Motion-tracking' MRIs reveal harbingers of stroke in people with heart rhythm disorder
Stroke is a frequent and dreaded complication of atrial fibrillation. But predicting which of the estimated six million Americans with a-fib are at highest risk has long challenged physicians... (Medical News Today)

Most women don't know female-specific stroke signs
National survey: Women are largely unaware of many symptoms and risks of strokesA national survey released by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that most women don't know the... (Medical News Today)

For lower-grade brain blood vessel malformations, surgery has 'excellent clinical outcomes'
Interventional treatments--especially surgery--provide good functional outcomes and a high cure rate for patients with lower-grade arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, reports the May... (Medical News Today)

Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism
Discovery paves way for treatments to prevent brain damage or death following head traumaA team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after... (Medical News Today)

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