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Decline in Stroke Rates Limited to Men Decline in Stroke Rates Limited to Men

The good news is that overall stroke incidence rates are declining, but a closer look shows the reductions are driven largely by declines among men.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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Rachel L. Wright, Simone Briony Brownless, David Pratt, Catherine M. Sackley, Alan M. Wing
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
I read with interest the article by Dalen and Alpert.1 Bothersome to me was the selectiveness of the data reported and the somewhat biased resultant interpretation. Consider: they did not mention the pivotal Cryptogenic Stroke and Underlying AF trial,2 in which the unmonitored control group had atrial fibrillation detected in 3% by 36 months, versus 3.7%, 8.9%, 12.4%, and 30.0% at 1, 6, 12, and 36 months, respectively, in the implanted monitor group. Notably, not only was the detection rate frequent with the implanted monitor but also greater than could have occurred with any external monitoring.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: AJM online Source Type: research
Two-thirds of adults and one-third of 11-year-olds in the UK are currently overweight, greatly increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia and diabetes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AbstractSeveral brain imaging markers have been studied in the development of post-stroke depression (PSD) and post-stroke apathy (PSA), but inconsistent associations have been reported. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of imaging markers associated with PSD and PSA. Databases (Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) were searched from inception to July 21, 2016. Observational studies describing imaging markers of PSD and PSA were included. Pooled odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated to ex...
Source: Neuropsychology Review - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CHOLESTEROL can cause heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, but may be lowered through statins. These drugs may also be used to fight infectious diseases, such as malaria and typhoid, according to new research.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Stopping statin therapy after ischaemic stroke should be discouraged to avoid increased risk of another stroke.
Source: Clinical Pharmacist - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Concerns about coming increases in cases of early ischemic stroke
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Analysis Evaluates the Effect of Repatha in More Than 5,000 Patients With a History of Stroke THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that new data from the Repatha® (evolocumab) clinical trial program, including three late-breaking scientific sessions, will be presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 26-30, 2017. New data includes additional efficacy and safety analyses from the Repatha cardiovascular outcomes trial (FOURIER) and the Repatha coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging trial (GLAGOV). &...
Source: Amgen News Release - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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