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Medical News Today: Obesity does not predict equal risk for all stroke types
Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for stroke. However, recent research shows that this risk is not equal across all types of stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke could be better predicted with biomarker discovery
Researchers find people with high levels of four biomarkers may be at greater risk of stroke, which may pave the way for better prevention and treatment.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases
In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anemia may raise risk of death for stroke patients
Stroke patients who have anemia or whose hemoglobin levels are too high may be at greater risk of death in the year after stroke, study finds.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mobile videoconferencing from ambulance speeds up stroke care
Mobile videoconferencing from the ambulance using a tablet cuts the time between stroke event and correct treatment, which is critical to patient recovery.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Keeping fit in midlife lowers stroke risk
Adults who have high physical fitness in middle age may be at 37 percent lower risk of stroke after the age of 65, new research finds.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do women have a higher stroke hospitalization risk than men?
Researchers have confirmed that women have a 23 percent higher risk of stroke hospitalization, and they say it is due to inadequate care, not biology.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke patients able to walk again after stem cell transplant
Stem cell transplantation restored the motor function of stroke patients in a new clinical trial, with some patients even regaining the ability to walk.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke severity worse for shift workers
Shift work is known to disrupt the internal body clock. New research suggests this can worsen stroke outcomes, particularly for male shift workers.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke hospitalizations rising for young adults and African-Americans
While overall, fewer Americans are being hospitalized for ischemic stroke, among young adults and African-Americans, stroke hospitalizations are rising.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Right brain structures may hold clue to language recovery after stroke
People who have a stroke in the left side of the brain may find their ability to speak is diminished. Now, it seems the brain's right side may be involved in language recovery.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Daylight saving time linked to increased stroke risk
New research, conducted in Finland using a decade's worth of data, finds a surprising link. The report finds that changing the clocks may increase the risk of stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stents, surgery equally durable, safe for reducing stroke risk
A 10-year trial shows surgery and stenting to improve blood flow in narrowed carotid arteries are equally effective and safe at reducing the long-term risk of stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke risk for older men who take alpha-blockers
New research finds that older men who take alpha-blockers - typically used to treat high blood pressure and improve urine flow - are at increased risk for stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bilingualism may protect cognitive function following stroke
A study of more than 600 stroke patients from India finds speaking multiple languages may help protect cognitive function after stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Right side of brain compensates for speech loss after stroke, study finds
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests the right hemisphere of the brain does not hinder speech recovery after stroke - it helps improve it.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Discovery could lead to drug to enhance recovery from stroke
Researchers have identified a molecule that appears to trigger formation of new brain connections when tissue is injured following a stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could Alzheimer's drugs or antidepressants help stroke patients?
Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer's as possibilities.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Work stress linked to greater risk of stroke
High-stress jobs can lead to stroke, especially in women, finds new research. The higher the demands of the job, the less control one has and the higher the stroke risk.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colds, flu linked to increased stroke risk for children
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Longer working hours linked to greater stroke risk
A new study reveals how individuals working 55 hours or more per week are putting their health at risk by increasing their likelihood of stroke and heart disease.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Clot-busting nanocapsule could 'revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment'
Researchers who developed a clot-busting, drug-loaded nanocapsule that precisely targets blood clots say it may offer a safer way to to treat stroke and heart attack.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Delivery speed of clot-busting drug for stroke often 'overestimated' by hospitals
Less than a third of US hospitals surveyed correctly identified their stroke care performance, with many overestimating the speed at which they administer clot-busting drugs.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Recovering female stroke victims may benefit from uric acid
The results of a new study published in the journal Stroke suggest that uric acid may be an effective therapy for women recovering from a stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke may accelerate long-term cognitive decline
A new study suggests that stroke survivors may be at risk from accelerated and persistent decline in cognitive function during the years following their stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Road traffic noise linked to greater death, stroke risk
Living in areas where road traffic noise reaches above 60 decibels may raise the risk of stroke and all-cause mortality, according to a new study of 8.6 million UK residents.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

In elderly patients, hemicraniectomy after major stroke improves survival odds
Patients who are over the age of 60 and have suffered a major stroke due to blockage of the middle cerebral artery benefit from hemicraniectomy - removal of part of the skull located above the affected brain tissue. The procedure relieves increased pressure on the brain in the first 48 hours after the stroke. These patients' chances of survival increase two-fold if they undergo surgery. However, patients who have been operated on often survive with severe disabilities, while patients who do not undergo the surgery generally die quickly.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Individualized stroke care offered by bedside optical monitoring of cerebral blood flow
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain. Most patients admitted to the hospital with an acute stroke are kept flat for at least 24 hours in an effort to increase CBF in vulnerable brain regions surrounding the damaged tissue.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

New potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment have implications for stroke, cardiovascular disease
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the development of stroke and cardiovascular disease, and may also help lead to new treatment strategies.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Stroke mortality increased by drinking alcohol several times a week
Consuming alcohol more frequently than twice a week increases the risk of stroke mortality in men, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. The results show that the effects of alcohol are not limited to the amount consumed, but also the frequency of drinking matters. The results were published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.Excessive consumption of alcohol is associated with a variety of different diseases.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs
Many U.S. women don't know most of the warning signs of a stroke, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions.The study is also published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke.In a phone survey of 1,205 U.S. women:More than half (51 percent) of the women identified sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the face, arms or legs as a warning sign of a stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Saving brain cells after stroke by halting immune response
A new study in animals shows that using a compound to block the body's immune response greatly reduces disability after a stroke.The study by scientists from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health also showed that particular immune cells - CD4+ T-cells produce a mediator, called interleukin (IL) -21 that can cause further damage in stroke tissue. Moreover, normal mice, ordinarily killed or disabled by an ischemic stroke, were given a shot of a compound that blocks the action of IL-21.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

New routines could help stroke patients battle fatigue
People who have suffered a stroke often experience severe fatigue. But doctors find it hard to help these patients as their experiences of fatigue may not necessarily be caused by physiological problems. New research from University of Copenhagen suggests that dreams of returning to everyday life as it was before the stroke may contribute to the patients' experiences of fatigue and that it may be a help to establish new routines instead of trying to regain old ones.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Each 15-minute delay steals 1 month of healthy life for stroke sufferers
When it comes to getting treatment for stroke, every minute counts. This is the conclusion of a study published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, which shows that for every minute treatment is accelerated, the patient gains another 1.8 days of healthy life.Stroke is the number four cause of death in the US. A disease affecting the arteries leading to the brain, it occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or bursts.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Fighting brain damage from stroke using substance naturally found in humans
A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly released animal study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.The study, published online before print in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart Association, was the first ever to show that the peptide AcSDKP provides neurological protection when administered one to four hours after the onset of an ischemic stroke.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke
Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional and cognitive outcomes 90 days after stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites, in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.Mexican-Americans have increased stroke risk, but lower risk of death compared to non-Hispanic whites. The new research suggests that prolonged survival is at the expense of increased disability.The study's stroke participants were drawn from the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project conducted in a non-immigrant south Texas community.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Patients with even slightly high blood pressure 'at increased risk of stroke'
It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke - the fourth leading cause of death in the US. The threshold for high blood pressure diagnosis, or hypertension, is 140/90 mmHg. But new research suggests that even people with blood pressure lower than this - but higher than normal - have an increased stroke risk.The research team, including Dr. Dingli Xu of Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, recently published their findings in the journal Neurology.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Patients with prehypertension 'at increased risk of stroke'
It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke - the fourth leading cause of death in the US. The threshold for high blood pressure diagnosis, or hypertension, is 140/90 mmHg. But new research suggests that even people with blood pressure lower than this - but higher than normal - have an increased stroke risk.The research team, including Dr. Dingli Xu of Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, recently published their findings in the journal Neurology.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Prehospital alerts let stroke patients skip the emergency room
Prehospital stroke alerts by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel can shorten the time to effective treatment with "clot-busting" drugs for patients with stroke, according to a report in the March issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.Dr. Mandy J. Binning and colleagues at the Capital Institute for Neurosciences (CIN) at Capital Health, Trenton and Pennington, N.J.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Audio and visual perception improved in stroke patients
A stroke can cause permanent damage to important parts of the brain, with the result that many stroke survivors require lifelong care and support. 'It is not uncommon for stroke patients to suffer from an awareness deficit or a reduced response to stimuli on one side of their body. This condition, known as hemispatial neglect, can mean that patients are unable to properly perceive people, images or sounds on that side,' explains Professor Georg Kerkhoff from the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at Saarland University.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Stroke researchers report improvement in spatial neglect with prism adaptation therapy
Stroke rehabilitation researchers report improvement in spatial neglect with prism adaptation therapy. This new study supports behavioral classification of patients with spatial neglect as a valuable tool for assigning targeted, effective early rehabilitation. Results of the study, "Presence of motor-intentional aiming deficit predicts functional improvement of spatial neglect with prism adaptation" were published ahead of print in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair on December 27, 2013.The article is authored by Kelly M.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Shingles rash linked to higher risk of stroke
Shingles, the nerve rash in adulthood caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus, is an independent risk factor for stroke and other blood clot events, the largest study to confirm the association has found.Publishing their findings in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, the researchers found that shingles was a risk factor for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA, a mini-stroke).The increased risk was independent of other factors known to raise the chances of vascular events, including obesity, smoking and high cholesterol.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Kinect-based virtual reality training promotes brain reorganization after stroke
The Kinect-based virtual reality system for the Xbox 360 enables users to control and interact with the game console without the need to touch a game controller, and provides rehabilitation training for stroke patients with lower limb dysfunctions.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

3D Technology helps stroke victims' rehab
Sometimes, simple solutions to problems turn up in unlikely places. Researchers from Sweden are drawing inspiration from the movie industry to improve rehabilitation for stroke patients. Motion capture technology, used by filmmakers to convert people's movements into computer animations, has been enlisted to analyze the everyday movements of stroke patients and help them achieve more from their rehab. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, claim the 3D animations provide a new level of detail about stroke victims' mobility.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Stroke risks increase with high levels of anxiety
The negative health effects of anxiety, such as increased coronary heart disease risks, have long been documented and accepted in the medical community. But now, research suggests that individuals with high levels of anxiety have an increased risk for stroke.The researchers, who are from the University of Pittsburgh, published the results of their study in the journal Stroke.They say that anxiety disorders - characterized by fear, unease and worry - impact nearly 20% of US adults each year and often last for at least 6 months.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Improved prevention, treatment leads to decline in U.S stroke deaths
Stroke deaths in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades due to improved treatment and prevention, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.The American Stroke Association commissioned this paper to discuss the reasons that stroke dropped from the third to fourth leading cause of death."The decline in stroke deaths is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th and 21st centuries," said Daniel T. Lackland, Dr. P.H.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Policy makers and advocates appeal for European governments to adopt a national focus on stroke prevention
Coinciding with the World Health Organization (WHO) European Ministerial Conference on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Turkmenistan, MEPs, patient and physician representatives are today (December 3rd) meeting at the European Parliament to highlight that urgent national action is required to prevent stroke. "Stroke is a growing burden on our healthcare services but more importantly has a devastating impact on survivors and their families," said MEP Nessa Childers.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Motor skills improved after stroke by novel rehabilitation device
Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living. Results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)."Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke in the United States, and 50 percent of those have some degree of upper extremity disability," said Vivek Prabhakaran, M.D., Ph.D.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

High tungsten levels double stroke risk
High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke, a new study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE has found. Using data from a large US health survey, the study has shown that high concentrations of tungsten - as measured in urine samples - is strongly linked with an increase in the occurrence of stroke, roughly equal to a doubling of the odds of experiencing the condition. Conducted by a team from the University of Exeter, the study represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the potential health effects of the metal...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Use of Buyang Huanwu Decoction to treat stroke
The traditional Chinese medicine Buyang Huanwu Decoction has been shown to improve the neurological function of patients with stroke. Baiyan Liu from Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China showed that Buyang Huanwu Decoction significantly increased the number of cells positive for 5-bromodeoxyuridine, a cell proliferation-related marker, microtubule-associated protein-2, a marker of neuronal differentiation, and growth-associated protein 43, a marker of synaptic plasticity in the ischemic rat cerebral regions...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news