Ear clips that 'tickle' your nerves could be breakthrough device to aiding stroke recovery 

Seven out of 12 stroke survivors regained control of their arms and hands after treatment 'stimulated' the formation of new connections inside the brain, Sheffield scientists found.
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Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Rafael Pazinatto Aguiar, Lígia Mendes Soares, Erika Meyer, Fernanda Canova da Silveira, Humberto Milani, Adrian Newman-Tancredi, Mark Varney, Jos Prickaerts, Rúbia M. Weffort de OliveiraAbstractPharmacological interventions that selectively activate serotonin 5-hydroxytryptramine-1A (5-HT1A) heteroreceptors may prevent or attenuate the consequences of brain ischemic episodes. The present study investigated whether the preferential 5-HT1A postsynaptic receptor agonist NLX-101 (a.k....
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Conclusion: The hand surface area and upper-body strength were the main predictors of each upper-limb and full stroke cycle thrust, respectively. Hence, coaches and practitioners should aim to carefully maximize the hand surface area (by finger spreading) while performing the stroke, as well as dry-land upper-body strength in order to enhance the performance. PMID: 31787067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A study suggests specially equipped ambulances could shave as much as 30 minutes off the time between a person experiencing stroke symptoms and receiving clot-busting drugs for treatment, potentially improving outcomes.
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Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Sven M. Jacobson, Thomas W. MacAllister, David M. GeliebterAbstractMany reasons have been put forth to explain the inability to translate neuroprotection in animal stroke models to humans. Following our determination that glibenclamide is an anti-edema drug, not a neuroprotective drug, and the revelation that the “gold standard” middle cerebral artery occlusion used for animal studies models large hemispheric infarction, a subpopulation of ischemic stroke that develops clinically relevant edema that contributes significantl...
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(American Heart Association) Stroke patients received time-sensitive, lifesaving treatment approximately 30 minutes faster via an ambulance specially designed to treat stroke called a Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU).Patients diagnosed and treated in an MSU received stroke care faster, even in a densely populated city such as New York City, where this study was conducted.
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ConclusionsEBPIE is not associated with mortality or severe cardiovascular events in women with known or suspected coronary artery disease.ResumenFundamento y objetivosLa asociación entre un incremento exagerado de la presión arterial sistólica con el ejercicio (IEPASE) y la probabilidad de eventos cardiovasculares es controvertida y poco estudiada en población femenina. Nuestro propósito fue determinar la posible asociación de un IEPASE con mortalidad y eventos cardiovasculares en mujeres referidas a ecocardiografía de ejercicio por enfermedad coronaria conocida o sospechad...
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Understanding risks early on could help protect from disease later in life and ‘offer chance to take statins or adjust diet’All adults as young as 25, as well as older people, need to know of their “bad cholesterol” levels so they can change their lifestyle or take drugs to protect themselves against heart attacks or strokes in later life, say scientists.A landmark study involving data from nearly 400,000 people in 19 countries has established for the first time that levels of non-HDL, or “bad cholesterol”, in the blood are closely linked to the risk of heart disease across the entire li...
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AbstractTo evaluate the long-term results of TMLR using a CO2 laser in combination with intramyocardial injection of ABMSC as an isolated procedure in patients with the end-stage coronary artery disease, the study included 20 patients (90% male), with a mean age of 58.4 ± 8.7 years. To assess the long-term results, patients were examined in a hospital. The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) and the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) were used. The evolution of laboratory and instrumental indices, as well as medical therapy, was assessed. The end points of the study were death, acute myocardial...
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Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink al...
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Cochrane author, and joint Co-ordinating editor, Alex Pollock, of Glasgow Caledonian University has seen her ground-breaking work in co-producing a Cochrane review included in a new UK ’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE publication.Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke. Her innovative work was included inCo-production in Action Number Two, as an example of good practice in Co-production, published in November 2019 by INVOLVE. You can hear Alex talk about her work in a webinar recor...
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