Get Rid of Your Depression By Boosting Serotonin Levels
I’m not interested in lengthening your lifespan. I want to increase your “health span”… the length of time you feel energized and ready to take on the world. And an important part of your “health span” is your emotional well-being. The brain chemical serotonin plays a big part in keeping you emotionally balanced. That’s why it’s called the “happy hormone.” What Does Serotonin Levels Affect? Serotonin does a lot more than keep you in a good mood. Your serotonin levels affect your: Energy levels Sex drive Memory Weight and appetite Sleep Low Serotonin Levels Can...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nico touts studies using BrainPath to treat hemorrhagic stroke
Nico Corp today released data from 2 recently published studies which utilized its BrainPath Approach to treat hemorrhagic stroke, touting a 95% clot reduction and no mortalities associated with the device. The BrainPath system uses a shunt and specially designed instrumentation to give surgeons access to the subcortical section of the brain. The device won 510(k) clearance from the FDA last June for treating primary and secondary brain tumors, vascular abnormalities, intraventricular tumors or cysts. Data from the studies was published in the journals Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery, ...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Surgical Nico Corp. Source Type: news

Ischemic stroke in confederation with trivial head trauma - Balachandran A, Kalyanshettar S, Patil S, Shegji V.
Minor head injuries in children are common, resulting in brain concussion, and these injuries mostly end up without complications. Usually head trauma results in hemorrhagic stroke. Here we present a case of ischemic stroke following a trivial head trauma.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sussex widow battles to have her dead husband's baby using IVF embryos frozen before he died
Samantha Jefferies, 42, from East Sussex, was in the process of having IVF when Clive, 51, died from a brain haemorrhage in 2014. However, their clinic has said they will destroy the embryos. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widow to take fight to save frozen embryos to court
Samantha and Clive Jefferies had been about to start fertility treatment with embryos when army veteran died suddenlyThe widow of a Falklands war combat medic will go to the high court on Wednesday in an effort to prevent the couple’s frozen embryos from being destroyed.Samantha Jefferies, 42, and her husband Clive were about to start fertility treatment with embryos they had created when he died suddenly in 2014 from a brain haemorrhage. He was 51 years old. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: IVF Reproductive rights Science Reproduction Biology Society Law NHS UK news Source Type: news

Physicians take on timely public health issues
In Days 2 and 3 of policymaking at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting, delegates adopted a variety of policies on important issues affecting the health of patients across the country. Issues range from controlled LED lighting to safe provision of dry needling procedures to better training for hemorrhage control. Attorney ads on drug side-effects Late-night television is rampant with attorney ads that seek plaintiffs regarding complications from new medications. Potential complications are spoken about in an alarming way, and often, it is the first time the public learns about those potential complications and side effects. ...
Source: AMA Wire - June 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Risk factors differ for early and delayed dementia after ICH
Acute haematoma parameters predict the onset of dementia in the first 6 months after intracerebral haemorrhage, but not that of delayed dementia, report researchers. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

What are risk factors for dementia after intracerebral hemorrhage?
Larger hematoma size and location were risk factors associated with dementia after an intracerebral hemorrhage when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, according to a new article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What are risk factors for dementia after intracerebral hemorrhage?
(The JAMA Network Journals) Larger hematoma size and location were risk factors associated with dementia after an intracerebral hemorrhage when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ATACH-2 disputes intensive BP control benefits in acute ICH
Reducing systolic blood pressure to less than 140 mmHg has offered no benefits over standard care for patients with acute intracerebral haemorrhage in the ATACH-2 trial. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - June 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

LAA occlusion studied for stroke prevention in atrial fib with prior intracerebral hemorrhage
PARIS – Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion shows promise in providing a far better stroke prevention strategy than does standard medical management in patients with atrial fibrillation who... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - June 9, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

LAA occlusion studied for stroke prevention in atrial fib with prior intracerebral hemorrhage
PARIS – Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion shows promise in providing a far better stroke prevention strategy than does standard medical management in patients with atrial fibrillation who... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Standard blood pressure target is sufficient for treating some strokes
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) An international stroke study found that standard and intensive blood pressure treatments were equally effective in the emergency treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was funded by the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Standard blood pressure target is sufficient for treating some strokes
An international stroke study found that standard and intensive blood pressure treatments were equally effective in the emergency treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain. Patients whose systolic blood pressure was reduced rapidly in emergency rooms to standard levels used to treat acute stroke (140-179 mm Hg) did as well as patients whose pressure was reduced to intensive levels (110-139 mm Hg). The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (Source: NINDS Pres...
Source: NINDS Press Releases and News: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - June 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Lord Walton of Detchant obituary
Neurologist who improved the diagnosis and treatment of muscular dystrophyJohn Walton, Lord Walton of Detchant, who has died aged 93, was a neurologist who improved the diagnosis and treatment of muscular dystrophy. He headed several medical charities and raised substantial funds for them; and was a popular medical politician, as head variously of the General Medical Council, Royal Society of Medicine and the British Medical Association. His publications included a classic textbook, Essentials of Neurology (1961), and books on disorders of voluntary muscle, brain haemorrhage, and the history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Richmond Tags: Medical research Health Health policy House of Lords Newcastle University Source Type: news

Women With Migraines Are More Prone To This Scary Health Condition
This study provides really good quality evidence that migraine in women is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Rebecca Burch, an instructor in the department of neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study, but was not involved in the research. Migraines have a fairly small effect on cardiovascular risk compared with other known risk factors that have a much larger influence on heart disease, such as smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, Burch said. However, because migraines are relatively common, affecting an estimated 1 in 4 American women,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 'mini strokes should be treated immediately with aspirin'
Conclusion The study supports current recommended practice that people with a TIA or ischaemic stroke caused by a blood clot are treated with aspirin as soon as possible. NHS experts are considering whether to recommend that you take aspirin yourself while waiting for medical help. The reason this isn't recommended at present is that some people will have had a haemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke, and aspirin can make the bleeding worse. For people who've had a full stroke, an urgent brain scan is usually performed to exclude bleeding as a cause and check it's safe to proceed with anti-clotting treatment. The r...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medication Source Type: news

I Never Thought Stroke Would Happen to Me
by Myra Wilson, Stroke Survivor On November 3, 2014, I was in nursing school working as a student nurse at a hospital in Seattle. My first sign that something was not quite right was when I was walking through the nursing station and both of my eyes went blurry. I could still see color but I couldn't see letters. It was blurry for about 30 seconds before clearing up again. I was going to lunch and went to give a report to another nurse. The nurse noticed while I was speaking that I slurred my speech. I didn't notice my speech was slurred at all. It was at that time that I experienced a sudden sharp pain on the right s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia risk high after ICH
A large study shows that nearly a third of patients who survive an intracerebral haemorrhage will go on to develop dementia within 4 years. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Severe stroke prognoses differ depending on the doctor
Families rely on doctor recommendations after a brain hemorrhage, but new research shows different physicians make very different decisions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severe stroke prognoses differ depending on the doctor
(University of Michigan Health System) Families rely on doctor recommendations after a brain hemorrhage, but new research shows different physicians make very different decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Shaken baby syndrome - Reith W, Yilmaz U, Kraus C.
The shaken baby syndrome (SBS) or shaking trauma describes the occurrence of subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhage and diffuse injury to the brain by vigorous shaking of an infant that has a poor prognosis. Rapid cranial acceleration and deceleration leads... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Jury awards $44M to patient in Philadelphia medical malpractice lawsuit
A Philadelphia jury awarded to $44.1 million a women who suffered a brain hemorrhage while being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to a report in The Legal Intelligencer. The jury, according to the report, found the hospital 65 percent liable and the attending doctor 35 percent liable for failing to recognize Andrea Tate’s adverse reaction to heparin, an anticoagulant medication, which she received after being treated for a benign tumor on tissue covering her… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

New Data Reaffirm Positive Benefit-Risk Balance of Bayer’s Xarelto® in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in Daily Clinical Practice (for specialized target groups only)
Insights from nearly 23,000 patients with atrial fibrillation on the prevention of stroke and incidence of intracranial haemorrhage with Xarelto vs. warfarin / Results confirm the efficacy and safety profile of Xarelto as determined in pivotal Phase III ROCKET AF and other real-world studies (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - April 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caffeine intoxication: gastric erosion with haemorrhage and brain oedema: case report -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fruit may be good for you, but don’t ditch the statins
Conclusion The study adds to evidence that fresh fruit is likely to be good for our cardiovascular health, although we can't be sure from this study that it definitely prevents deaths, heart attacks or strokes. Observational studies cannot prove that one factor causes another, even when they are as big as this study, because other unmeasured factors could be responsible for the results. In this case, a major potential confounder that the researchers failed to take into account was whether the participants were taking any medication – they only excluded people taking blood pressure tablets. The link with statins, made...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Written in Code
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 74-year-old man presents with this attempt at handwriting. He had sustained a traumatic brain injury followed by an extensive hemorrhagic stroke. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 28, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Traumatic ICH Surprisingly Common With AF AnticoagulationTraumatic ICH Surprisingly Common With AF Anticoagulation
All intracranial hemorrhage "is a real risk” in older vets, although so is risk of ischemic stroke, say experts. The findings “underscore that decisions around anticoagulation need to be patient-centered." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ECG changes of cardiac origin in elderly patients with traumatic brain injury - Hashemian AM, Ahmadi K, Taherinia A, Sharifi MD, Ramezani J, Jazayeri SB, Saadat S, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
This study was designed to assess the role of ECG changes to predict true MI in patients with hem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

ISC: NOAC Reversal Agent Works in Brain Bleeds, Too (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Intracerebral hemorrhage subgroup showed rapid reversal in RE-VERSE AD trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 23, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New drug reverses the effects of blood thinner in patients with brain hemorrhage
A new treatment can quickly and completely reverse the effects of the blood thinner dabigatran (Pradaxa) in patients suffering a brain bleed. The treatment, idarucizumab (Praxbind), is the first medication on the market designed to neutralize the blood thinner dabigatran. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnancy After Age 40 Ups Stroke Risk Years Later Pregnancy After Age 40 Ups Stroke Risk Years Later
Women who have their last baby at age 40 or older face a greater risk for hemorrhagic stroke later in life, emphasizing the importance of risk factor control. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 19, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Way forwards CLEARing for IVH intervention
Results of the CLEAR III trial point the way forwards for the treatment of patients with intraventricular haemorrhage. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke
Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Hemorrhagic Stroke, High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke?
Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Hemorrhagic Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 -- People with untreated high blood pressure face a much greater risk of a bleeding stroke, but that risk is even higher for blacks and Hispanics, a new study warns. "The average age for a brain hemorrhage [bleeding stroke]... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medtronic touts Solitaire stent retriever meta-analysis
The Solitare stent retriever Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) acquired for $50 billion last year when it bought Covidien is safe and highly effective when combined with standard care using the thrombolysis drug alteplase, according to a meta-analysis of 4 previous trials of the device. The transcatheter Solitaire device uses a stent-like device to trap and retrieve a blood clot in the brain in cases of ischemic stroke. Researchers from the 4 trials – Swift Prime, Revascat, Extend-IA and Escape – pooled their data to examine the results from 787 patients, randomized to either thrombectomy with the Solita...
Source: Mass Device - February 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Vascular Medtronic Stroke Source Type: news

Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke?
THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 -- In what one expert called a "counterintuitive" finding, research suggests that the powerful clot-busting drug known as tPA might help patients suffering a hemorrhagic ("bleeding") stroke. According to the American Stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Early Brain CT After Headache Onset Can Rule Out Aneurysmal HemorrhageEarly Brain CT After Headache Onset Can Rule Out Aneurysmal Hemorrhage
In patients with thunderclap headache and normal neurological exam, a normal brain computed tomography (CT) scan can rule out aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman
In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "Otzi", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were cryopreserved in time, allowing archeological researchers a phenomenal insight into human life in the Copper Age. The frozen corpse also gave modern science the opportunity to forensically investigate and positively determine how Otzi the Iceman was killed. The story began on a sunny September day, when two hikers were traversi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hemorrhagic stroke following use of the synthetic marijuana "spice" - Rose DZ, Guerrero WR, Mokin MV, Gooch CL, Bozeman AC, Pearson JM, Burgin WS.
The association between the street drug spice (K-2 or herbal incense), a synthetic marijuana, and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) has not yet been described, but it has with acute ischemic stroke (AIS),1 seizure, and myocardial infarction.2 Two young patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Eliminating unnecessary routine head CT scanning in neurologically intact mild traumatic brain injury patients: implementation and evaluation of a new protocol - Anandalwar SP, Mau CY, Gordhan CG, Majmundar N, Meleis A, Prestigiacomo CJ, Sifri ZC.
OBJECTIVE The utility of routine repeat head CT (HCT) scans in the management of minimal head injury (MHI) patients with an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) has been questioned in multiple studies. All these studies analyzed this by obtaining a repeat HCT stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tiny Electronic Implants Monitor Brain Injury, Then Melt Away
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NICO Announces Hemorrhagic Stroke Trial Lead By Emory University And Grady Memorial
Two of Atlanta's nationally renowned comprehensive stroke centers associated with Emory University School of Medicine have joined neurosurgical device maker NICO Corporation to perform a randomized controlled trial evaluating the clinical effectiveness of early surgical intervention using BrainPath® following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), the deadliest, most costly and debilitating form of stroke. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Bial's French Clinicial Trial Ends In Disaster. What Went Wrong?
A Phase 1, or first-in-human clinical trial run by Biotrial, a long-standing French-based clinical research organization, ended disastrously. One healthy volunteer is brain-dead and others are seriously—and perhaps permanently—left with serious neurologic damage, according to Dr. Pierre-Gilles Edan, head of the neurology department at the hospital in Rennes where the volunteers were taken, and France Health Minister Marisol Touraine. Edan said that MRIs of the affected patients show deep cerebral hemorrhage and necrosis and that the "handicap that could be irreversible." (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Bial's Clinicial Trial in France Ends In Disaster. What Went Wrong?
A Phase 1, or first-in-human clinical trial run by Biotrial, a long-standing French-based clinical research organization, ended disastrously. One healthy volunteer is brain-dead and others are seriously—and perhaps permanently—left with serious neurologic damage, according to Dr. Pierre-Gilles Edan, head of the neurology department at the hospital in Rennes where the volunteers were taken, and France Health Minister Marisol Touraine. Edan said that MRIs of the affected patients show deep cerebral hemorrhage and necrosis and that the "handicap that could be irreversible." (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news