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Skeletal muscle mass predicts long-term CVD risk
Preserving skeletal muscle mass in middle age might contribute to maintaining cardiovascular health Related items fromOnMedica Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Europe ’s doctors urge tighter curbs in Chinese medicine
Chinese medicines ‘must meet’ same standards of proof and evidence as conventional medicine Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Traffic exhaust fumes at residential address increases the risk of stroke
Black carbon, the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, is implicated rather than particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths Doctors, charities and patients unite to fight air pollution Particulate levels linked to arrhythmias and embolisms Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Postcode lottery for NHS orthotics patients
Specialist orthotics care for patients with mobility issues varies significantly depending on where they live, research shows Related items fromOnMedica New funding for sports prosthetics for disabled children Lords demand an end to ‘national scandal’ on social care funding Rate of cognitive decline increases for years after stroke Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Health professionals vary hugely in disability assessments
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Widely available drug may reduce head injury deaths
Early treatment with tranexamic acid could save many lives Related items fromOnMedica Risk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quickly Earlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomes Alteplase use linked to reduction in disability after stroke Lengthen GP training to include dementia New guidance to prevent strokes
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women get half as many heart attack treatments as men
Diagnoses increase but gender gap in treatment persist Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Statins halve heart attack and stroke risk in healthy adults More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk of PE significantly raised well beyond six weeks post-surgery
Postoperative pulmonary embolism risk still elevated 7-12 weeks later, regardless of the type of procedure Related items fromOnMedica Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis Statin use after stroke not linked to bleeds Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Earlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomes
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK research reveals racial inequalities in diabetes care
Black and minority ethnic people less likely than white people to get newer diabetes drugs and be adequately monitored Related items fromOnMedica Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most stroke survivors fear another attack
Fifth of survivors stay silent on their fears, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks Patients with atrial fibrillation to be targeted in stroke reduction programme TV awareness ads on stroke and cancer to be relaunched Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Safeguarding: what lies ahead for 2019
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daytime napping may lower cardiovascular events
Only once or twice weekly nap beneficial Related items fromOnMedica Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome No increased risk of cardiac arrest at the weekend
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vegetarians and pescatarians have lower risk of CHD
Vegetarians also have a fifth higher risk of haemorrhagic and total stroke compared with meat eaters Related items fromOnMedica WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily polypill cuts heart attack/ stroke risk by more than 20%
Might substantially cut cardiovascular disease rates if adopted widely, especially in low and middle income countries, suggest researchers Related items fromOnMedica Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Should we recognise obesity as a disease?
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low cholesterol may increase risk for hemorrhagic stroke
LDL cholesterol levels below 70 mg/dL linked to higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke Related items fromOnMedica NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions Stroke patients still not getting care they need Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting Recurrent stroke more likely at very low BP
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low cholesterol may increase risk for haemorrhagic stroke
LDL cholesterol levels below 70 mg/dL linked to higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke Related items fromOnMedica NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions Stroke patients still not getting care they need Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting Recurrent stroke more likely at very low BP
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ischaemic stroke cases set to rise 4% every year over next decade
Total of 3.7 million new cases in US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan and China by 2027, trends analysis suggests Related items fromOnMedica NHS Health Check makes ‘modest’ but successful start Know your heart health risk stats as well as your PIN number, public urged Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy England could have lowest disease burden in the world
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic use linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke in women
Risk is greatest for older women who take antibiotics for more than two months Related items fromOnMedica Withdrawn valsartan meds not linked to short-term cancer risk Cardio risk raised in people using long-acting bronchodilators Recurrent stroke more likely at very low BP Rising use of antithrombotics linked to subdural haematoma Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Large trial says aspirin safe for brain bleed stroke patients
Study says brain haemorrhage survivors should continue taking antiplatelet medicines Related items fromOnMedica Treatment of hypertension for low-risk patients questioned Avoid BP-lowering drugs in stroke Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Stroke rate higher in HIV patients Risk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quickly
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke deaths halve in the first decade of 21st century
Stroke rates in younger people are rising Related items fromOnMedica Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Stroke survival best in specialist units Stroke survivor numbers increasing steadily Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk
Study finds lower risk of CVD events in users Related items fromOnMedica The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Public urged to check their ‘heart age’ to prevent premature death Mexican fish offer clues on heart repair
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Moderate drinking doesn ’t stave off stroke risk, say researchers
Genetic study of 160,000 Chinese adults refutes claim that alcohol may be protective Related items fromOnMedica Stroke can often be avoided, claims study NHS Health Check makes ‘modest’ but successful start Know your heart health risk stats as well as your PIN number, public urged Moderate drinking could lower risk of some heart conditions Lifestyle factors biggest cause of heart disease risk variation
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke survivors face high risk of visual problems
Up to six in 10 stroke survivors experience new visual problems prompted by their stroke Related items fromOnMedica Loneliness itself appears not to raise risk of heart attack/stroke NICE wants GPs to prevent 8,000 strokes a year Regular GP pulse checks of elderly patients could prevent strokes, study finds Experts warn of heart risks for people with diabetes Wait and hip measurement better indicator of heart attack risk than obesity
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland
Survival from stroke and heart attack is improving – but deprivation-related inequalities remain Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Stroke rates rocket in younger men and women
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thrombectomy to be offered up to 24h after onset of stroke
NICE recommends procedure in new draft guideline Related items fromOnMedica Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Stroke deaths falling in Europe, overall Diagnosing a transient ischaemic attack One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Having a stroke doubles dementia risk
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Having a stroke doubles dementia risk
A history of stroke increases risk by around 70%, and a recent stroke more than doubles the risk Related items fromOnMedica New tool "Sweet 16" reliably spots cognitive impairment Dementia diagnosis target should be 75% by 2017 Head injuries linked to Alzheimer ’s and other disorders Dementia and stroke funding remains too low, say experts Risk of Alzheimer ’s lower in people with gout
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may help protect against stroke
Post-menopausal women have lower risk of stroke if they breastfed Related items fromOnMedica Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns UK lagging behind peers on child health Breastfeeding for longer could save NHS £40 million a year Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke deaths falling in Europe, overall
But signs that downwards trend may have stalled Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Stroke burden set to double by 2030 Dementia diagnosis target should be 75% by 2017
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gingko biloba may boost memory after stroke, study shows
Herbal extract may protect against nerve cell death Related items fromOnMedica Scan suspected stroke patients within 1 hour, says RCP Blood-thinning drugs appear to protect against dementia in AF patients Big improvements in stroke care Rising use of antithrombotics linked to subdural haematoma RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Big improvements in stroke care
Almost 90% of eligible patients received thrombolysis Related items fromOnMedica Stroke and other vascular disorders Charity calls for major reorganisation of stroke care Combined oral contraception, migraine and stroke Thousands set to benefit from 'game-changer' stroke treatment Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles
Doctors urged to make patients with shingles aware of their risk of cardiovascular disease Related items fromOnMedica Risk of stroke increases immediately after shingles Vaccine for shingles fails to reach patients in most need
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands set to benefit from 'game-changer' stroke treatment
Mechanical thrombectomy set to be offered in 24 centres across England Related items fromOnMedica Scan suspected stroke patients within 1 hour, says RCP RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs Charity calls for major reorganisation of stroke care Patients face postcode access to neurology appointments GPs have little confidence in primary care neurology services
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Charity calls for major reorganisation of stroke care
Stroke Association says small units must close to focus care in centres of excellence Related items fromOnMedica Migraine could raise risk of stroke after surgery NHS Health Checks have prevented up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes Marital history linked to stroke survival RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs Scan suspected stroke patients within 1 hour, says RCP
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Migraine could raise risk of stroke after surgery
Almost double the risk of stroke in migraine patients Related items fromOnMedica NHS Health Checks have prevented up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes Marital history linked to stroke survival RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs Scan suspected stroke patients within 1 hour, says RCP Depression risk much higher for three months after stroke
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Marital history linked to stroke survival
Stroke survival is highest for married people who have never been divorced or widowed Related items fromOnMedica Depression risk much higher for three months after stroke RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs Lifestyle factors biggest cause of heart disease risk variation NICE wants GPs to prevent 8,000 strokes a year Stroke can often be avoided, claims study
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs
Half of people eligible for preventive medicine were not prescribed them before stroke/TIA Related items fromOnMedica Higher dose statins could prolong lives of CVD patients Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy US expert group updates statins recommendations
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scan suspected stroke patients within 1 hour, says RCP
Royal College of Physicians launches new guidance Related items fromOnMedica Stroke patients still not getting care they need NHS stroke care getting better NICE wants GPs to prevent 8,000 strokes a year Aspirin after mini-stroke reduces risk of major stroke Stroke can often be avoided, claims study
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke can often be avoided, claims study
Ten modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes Related items from OnMedicaStroke and other vascular disordersObese women on the pill more likely to have rare strokeAspirin after mini-stroke reduces risk of major strokeAir pollution emerges as a leading factor for strokeNever too old to benefit from CVD prevention
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Aspirin after mini-stroke reduces risk of major stroke
Fatal or disabling stroke risk reduced by 70-80%Related items from OnMedicaNew drive to recognise and treat mini-strokes quickerStroke and other vascular disordersRegular aspirin use may slow progression of early emphysema Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal tract cancers Earlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomes
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 19, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No extra benefit from task-orientated stroke rehabilitation programmes
Nor did increasing therapy time offer additional improvement in motor functionRelated items from OnMedicaLight therapy may improve stroke recoveryTime to rethink 4.5h window for alteplase after strokeStroke patients still not getting care they needStroke and other vascular disordersNHS stroke care getting better
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 10, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS stroke care getting better
But there still remain "unacceptable variations across the country" experts warnRelated items from OnMedicaStroke and other vascular disordersStroke patients still not getting care they needMarijuana users are more likely to have stroke caused by stenosisWorking long hours raises risk of stroke
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke patients still not getting care they need
Care has improved in some respects but patients still miss key interventions and assessmentsRelated items from OnMedicaRate of cognitive decline increases for years after strokeEarlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomesDementia and stroke funding remains too low, say expertsTime to rethink 4.5h window for alteplase after stroke Stroke rates rocket in younger men and women
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 2, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Marijuana users are more likely to have stroke caused by stenosis
Researchers explore difference in features of stroke between users and non-users of marijuana Related items from OnMedica'Skunk’ causes a quarter of new cases of psychosis Public campaign has resulted in 4000 fewer people disabled by strokeEmergency staff ‘playing catch-up’ in battle against legal highsThird of gym-goers use drugs or supplements to lose weightDrug-related deaths in Scotland reach record high
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 28, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Working long hours raises risk of stroke
55-hour working week linked to 33% higher risk of strokeRelated items from OnMedicaShift workers have higher risk of type 2 diabetesJunior doctors worry about quality of care and long working hoursLong working hours boost heart disease risk, research showsCHD exerts higher burden on men than womenPublic campaign has resulted in 4000 fewer people disabled by stroke
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 20, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol drugs lower risk of stroke in healthy older adults by 30%
Study suggests drugs might be considered for preventing stroke in older peopleRelated items from OnMedicaPoor response to statins may indicate blocked arteriesStatins and dietary changes have saved 20,000 lives Stroke rates rocket in younger men and womenHigh cholesterol in 30s raises heart disease riskTime to rethink 4.5h window for alteplase after stroke
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 20, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke rates rocket in younger men and women
No longer a disease of old people, as strokes soar by nearly a third in 40-54-year-old womenRelated items from OnMedicaRisk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quicklyMen with high oestrogen levels at greater risk of breast cancerKeeping fit may delay onset of dyslipidaemiaCoalition government derailed measures to cut salt in foodTime to rethink 4.5h window for alteplase after stroke
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 12, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia and stroke funding remains too low, say experts
Social care costs of dementia outweighs other conditionsRelated items from OnMedicaNew technology could determine use of thrombolysis post strokeOne in five people with dementia gets no supportAll-Parliamentary group calls for long-term dementia planNHS continuing healthcare funding chaotic and opaquePublic campaign has resulted in 4000 fewer people disabled by stroke
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 14, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Time to rethink 4.5h window for alteplase after stroke
After three hours, increased mortality may outweigh uncertain benefits, say researchersRelated items from OnMedicaNew technology could determine use of thrombolysis post strokeAlteplase use linked to reduction in disability after strokeMedicine watchdog launches stroke drug reviewPublic campaign has resulted in 4000 fewer people disabled by strokeEarlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomes
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public campaign has resulted in 4000 fewer people disabled by stroke
Act FAST is working, but people still unaware of need for prompt treatment, says Public Health EnglandRelated items from OnMedicaStroke survivors frequently struggle to communicate with their GPsLight therapy may improve stroke recoveryWeekend nursing ratios hit stroke mortalityNICE issues first guidelines on stroke rehabilitationStroke burden set to double by 2030
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 2, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medicine watchdog launches stroke drug review
Doctors concerned that clot buster alteplase can increase the risk of dangerous bleedingRelated items from OnMedicaAlteplase benefits older people tooEarlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomesAlteplase use linked to reduction in disability after strokeAvoid BP-lowering drugs in strokeRisk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quickly
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 26, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weekend nursing ratios hit stroke mortality
Nurse staffing levels - not specialist stroke physician availability - key to safe seven day workingRelated items from OnMedicaNICE outlines the cost of safe staffingStroke burden set to double by 2030Treatment is faster in high volume stroke centres Shortage of senior nurses spells ‘long-term crisis’ for NHSWe don’t have enough time to care for patients, say nurses
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 22, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Light therapy may improve stroke recovery
Stimulating specific neurons in the motor cortex could aid recovery Related items from OnMedicaNoninvasive brain control may lead to new treatmentsPrompt stroke therapy will cut disease burdenEarlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomesStroke burden set to double by 2030NICE issues first guidelines on stroke rehabilitation
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 19, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news