Large analysis reopens theory of vitamin-B supplementation and stroke 

An updated meta-analysis finds that taking B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels has a significant impact on stroke. Factors such as hypertension and kidney disease may play a role.
Source: theHeart.org - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

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In conclusion, e-noise is a potential danger in our world, and further studies are needed of its effects on mechanisms of aging, disease, and human health.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractIschemic stroke is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality with a significant health burden worldwide and few treatment options. Among the short- and long-term effects of ischemic stroke is the cardiovascular sympathetic autonomic dysfunction, presented in part as the by-product of the ischemic damage to the noradrenergic centers of the brain. Unlike high levels in the plasma, the brain may face suboptimal levels of norepinephrine (NE), with adverse effects on the clinical and functional outcomes of ischemic stroke. The intravenous administration of NE and other sympathomimetic agents, in an attempt to increas...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
A 55-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease due to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and bilateral nephrectomy without adrenalectomy underwent his first kidney transplantation after 6 years of hemodialysis. The patient had no history of donor-specific antibodies. The donor was described as a 69-year-old man with a history of active smoking and  aortic valvulopathy who died of a stroke without cardiac arrest or collapse. Maintenance immunosuppressive therapy consisted of low-dose tacrolimus and everolimus.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Make Your Diagnosis Source Type: research
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE occurs when a person's blood pressure is consistently too high and means that the heart has to work much harder to pump blood around the body. This over exertion could lead to very worrying health risks such as strokes or heart attacks. The nations favourite activity however could help lower readings. What is it?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Yet another sizable study has shown that common dietary supplements have little to no effect on late life mortality. This finding of course has to compete with the wall to wall marketing deployed by the supplement market. Researchers have been presenting data on the ineffectiveness of near all supplements of years, but it doesn't seem to reduce the enthusiasm for these products. In the past it was fairly easy to dismiss all supplements as nonsense, or at the very least causing only marginal effects that were in no way comparable to the benefits of exercise and calorie restriction, but matters are now becoming more complex....
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Dafin Fior Muresanu, Aruna Sharma, Ranjana Patnaik, Preeti K. Menon, Herbert Mössler, Hari Shanker SharmaAbstractThere is a growing trend of hypertension among military and civilian populations due to lifetime stressful situations. If hypertension is uncontrolled it leads to development of diabetes and serious neurological complications. Most of the World populations live in temperate zone across the World. Thus, a possibility exists that these hypertensive and diabetic people may have external heat as potential risk ...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionMigraines have a high incidence in gynaecology and obstetrics. Health care providers must include screening questions when history taking to identify women with migraines and effectively manage them. Proper follow-up and treatment is required for all women with migraines in order to minimize the risk of cerebrovascular events, and negative pregnancy outcomes. Women with migraines are advised to avoid combined hormonal contraception and use progesterone only pills.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Nearly all hospitalized patients with AF received OAC in the secondary prevention of thromboembolic complications. NOACs were used for secondary prevention of stroke among patients with AF in patients with fewer comorbidities. PMID: 31313276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiology Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research
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Source: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Wael Eldahshan, Susan C. Fagan, Adviye ErgulAbstractNeuroinflammation underlies the etiology of multiple neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. Our understanding of neuroinflammation has evolved in the last few years and major players have been identified. Microglia, the brain resident macrophages, are considered sentinels at the forefront of the neuroinflammatory response to different brain insults. Interestingly, microglia perform other physiological functions in addition to their role in neuroinflammation. Therefore, an updated app...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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