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Health News - Stroke

Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, other disorders
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis. (Medical News Today)

Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women
When it comes to stroke risk during pregnancy, a new study suggests younger expectant mothers are at greater risk than older women. (Medical News Today)

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol
A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population. (Medical News Today)

Basal Ganglia Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
What happens when a stroke occurs in the basal ganglia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent strokes from occurring. (Medical News Today)

Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body
For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes. (Medical News Today)

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. (Medical News Today)

Stroke clearly is a brain disease: International experts concerned about WHO moves in classification process
"The medical rationale for stroke being a disease of the brain is overwhelming." This is the key message of an urgent appeal launched by leading neurology experts in The Lancet. (Medical News Today)

Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke
People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants... (Medical News Today)

Transplantation with induced neural stem cells improves stroke recovery in mice
In a study to determine whether induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), a type of somatic cell directly differentiated into neural stem cells, could exert therapeutic effects when transplanted into mice... (Medical News Today)

Smartphone app could be used to test for potentially fatal irregular heart rate
Method cheap and accessible; in two thirds of cases detected, there were no symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

Lowering systolic blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year
Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, according to a study led by Loyola University... (Medical News Today)

"Virtual physiotherapist" helps paralysed patients exercise using computer games
A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors may be important across a lifetime
New findings suggest that all adults, including those over 65, should be mindful of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Stroke vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference
Heart attacks and strokes share many similarities, but are very different life-threatening medical emergencies. Knowing the differences is crucial. (Medical News Today)

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health
Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose. (Medical News Today)

Drug company withheld information about faulty device in key trial of best selling anti-clotting drug
An investigation published by The BMJ today reveals that Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson and Johnson, withheld data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a faulty blood... (Medical News Today)

Help needed to identify post-stroke visual impairments
A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool. (Medical News Today)

Earlier treatment with surgery to remove blood clot associated with less disability following stroke
In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to... (Medical News Today)

Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage, research shows
A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads - and how it could potentially be limited - has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers at the Universities... (Medical News Today)

Semaglutide reduced major cardiovascular events by 26% in adults with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk
Novo Nordisk has announced that semaglutide, an investigational glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue administered once-weekly, significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite endpoint... (Medical News Today)

Low statin use in people with diabetes despite cardioprotective effects, guidelines
Nearly 2 out of 5 people with diabetes who could benefit from statin therapy to lower their risk of future heart attack, stroke and related death were not prescribed one, according to a research... (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Innovative electrical stimulation glove improves hand function
A new therapy has been developed for stroke survivors to improve hand function using a glove to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the affected hand. (Medical News Today)

Study examines risk, risk factors for depression after stroke
During the first three months after stroke, the risk for depression was eight times higher than in a reference population of people without stroke, according to an article published online by JAMA... (Medical News Today)

Obesity does not predict equal risk for all stroke types
Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for stroke. However, recent research shows that this risk is not equal across all types of stroke. (Medical News Today)

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