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Ask Well: Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?
Physicians use a number of different factors to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cholesterol Heart Blood Pressure Calculators Diabetes Source Type: news

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease More Prevalent in Blacks Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease More Prevalent in Blacks
ICAD is prevalent in older adults, especially black men, and should be an important consideration when evaluating reasons for stroke, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Eating Slowly This Thanksgiving Will Improve Your Long Term Health
As you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner to partake of turkey with all the trimmings, it ’s best to eat slowly. The risk includes not only weight gain, and elevated blood sugar, but your odds of developing metabolic syndrome, which can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Featured Review: Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation
Many people after having a stroke have difficulty moving, thinking, and sensing. This often results in problems with everyday activities such as writing, walking, and driving. Virtual reality and interactive video gaming therapy  involves using computer-based programs designed to simulate real-life objects and events. This may have some advantages over traditional  therapy approaches as they can give people an opportunity to practice everyday activities that are not or cannot be practiced within the hospital environment and patients may spend more time in therapy as the activity might be more motivating.A te...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 23, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

What is vascular dementia? Symptoms, causes and risk factors of the deadly condition
VASCULAR dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer ’s disease. Signs, symptoms and whether stroke can bring on the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under Affordable Care Act, Americans have had more preventive care for heart health, UCLA study finds
By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health,a UCLA study found. Comparing figures from 2006 through 2013, researchers found that more people were screened for diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette use and high blood pressure — all risk factors for heart disease — after the ACA was implemented than before.But the research, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care, also revealed a disparity between men and women in one key area. Although more men who ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

OAPs should tale gentle exercise to keep heart healthy
EVEN modest levels of exercise can help stave off heart attacks and strokes among the elderly, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Rehab Technology Aims To Speed Healing
Watching someone who has suffered a stroke try to perform everyday actions such as walking down the sidewalk or even bringing a cup to their lips can serve as a sobering reminder of how fragile full and robust health is, and also serves as an inspiration for those dedicated to improving the lives of those patients. Steven Plymale, recently named CEO of Toronto-based MyndTec, said his reaction to watching videos of patients using the company's MyndMove functional electrical stimulation (FES) rehabilitation system was one of the reasons he joined MyndTec. "They are very compelling," Plymale said of the demonstratio...
Source: MDDI - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

County leaders plan major stroke service shake-up
Kent and Medway is hoping to become the first area to offer patients thrombectomy outside a neuroscience centre as part of a wider shake-up of stroke services, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HIV-positive adults are under-treated for cardiovascular problems compared to those without HIV
This study provides evidence that U.S. policymakers and professional societies should focus on improving the quality of the cardiovascular care that people who are HIV-positive receive.AUTHORSStudy authors are Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Dr. Adam Richards, Cassandra DeWitt, Nina Harawa, Steven Shoptaw, Dr. William Cunningham and Dr. John Mafi, all of UCLA. Mafi is also associated with Rand Corporation.JOURNALThestudy is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.FUNDINGGrants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and National Institute of Men...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prediabetes symptoms: Condition on the rise could lead to DEADLY stroke - do you have it?
PREDIABETES - the stage before a type 2 diabetes diagnosis - is on the rise, and could lead to increased risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Squirrels and stroke treatment: What's the connection?
The process by which the brains of ground squirrels are protected against low oxygen during hibernation could lead to a new treatment for ischemic stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke
Title: Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Researchers link post-right stroke delirium and spatial neglect to common brain mechanism
(Kessler Foundation) Stroke researchers at Kessler Foundation have proposed a theory for the high incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-brain stroke. Their findings are detailed in " Disruption of the ascending arousal system and cortical attention network in post-stroke delirium and spatial neglect " , published Sept. 27, 2017 by Neuroscience& Biobehavioral Reviews. Authors are Olga Boukrina, PhD, research scientist,& A.M. Barrett, MD, director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV-positive adults receive inferior cardiovascular care compared with those without HIV
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: ‘Real advance’ in combating condition that affects MILLIONS
SCIENTISTS have announced a ‘real advance’ in combating high blood pressure, a condition that affects millions and leads to heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke: Brain attack left policewoman unable to move or speak for nearly three months
CLODAGH Dunlop can recall the exact moment her life changed for ever. It was Easter Monday, 2015, and she was enjoying a day at home in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye scans provide early warning of chronic disease
A quick and efficient eye scan could soon provide early warning of serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dementia and stroke thanks to EU-funded research combining the latest advances in computer vision and mathematical modelling. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Treat Mini-Stroke Quickly To Cut Later Stroke Risk
Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Most parents try to discourage their children from indulging in humor about bodily functions like burping. But for Daniel and Lori Hooley, a simple smirk in response to a belch was the sign they needed that their daughter, Cadagan, was going to be okay. It was 2012 and 7-year-old Cadagan was asleep, tucked into bed for the night. Around 11 p.m., she suddenly awoke — but it wasn’t because of a nightmare or a late-night request for a glass of water. Instead, she seemed limp and couldn’t focus. Then she began throwing up. Born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called trisomy 12p, the little girl had al...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Rivkin stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center vasculitis Source Type: news

Diet warning: Eating SLOWLY could prevent these THREE deadly health conditions
A DIET to ward of obesity, stroke, heart disease and diabetes could be as simple as chewing your food more slowly, says a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report. People who have a mini-stroke -- officially called a transient ischemic attack... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Salt Diet and Nutrition Blood Pressure Hypertension Labeling and Labels (Product) Restaurants Source Type: news

The health of your gut microbiome could predict your risk of heart disease, researchers find
(Natural News) The most common lifestyle risk factors of heart diseases and stroke are unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco smoke, and heavy alcohol drinking, and in a new study, researchers have discovered another link between gut bacteria and health. The new study has found that the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract could have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thrombectomy in Certain Strokes
Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Research shows newer blood thinners have lower risk of kidney function decline
About 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation (A-fib). And while blood thinners can drastically decrease their stroke risk, new research shows the drugs could damage their kidneys. People with A-fib often have problems with blood clots forming that can lead to strokes. To prevent the clots, health care providers generally prescribe these patients with anticoagulant [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Brain tree: why we replenish only some of our cells | Daniel Glaser
Many of the body ’s cells regenerate - but not the brain’s, explains Daniel GlaserWe are being treated to a spectacular display of autumn colour this year, but it isn ’t only trees that share this pattern for periodic shedding and regrowth. Our own skin cells, for example, are renewed every month or so, but we replenish less than 10% of our bone each year. Certain types of human cells do not seem to regenerate at all and this includes brain cells. With a few ex ceptions (such as the hippocampus), we are born with all the brain we’ll ever have. Over childhood and into adolescence, extensive pruning o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Glaser Tags: Life and style Neuroscience Biology Society Health Source Type: news

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments
Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes
Published results of the DAWN trial show patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by'clinical-core mismatch'benefitted from endovascular therapy up to 24 hours after onset.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heart disease symptoms: Having a DOG could reduce your risk of DEATH by this much
CARDIOVASCULAR disease risk, including coronary heart disease and strokes, could be lowered by getting a dog, a study has revealed, as Battersea Dogs& Cats Home said the pets could reduce stress and prevent loneliness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping HRT after menopause may increase cardiovascular disease risk
Research published inMenopause reports that women who stop hormone therapy after menopause are at higher risk of cardiac and stroke death.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals' brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain type of stroke, the squirrels emerge from their extended naps suffering no ill effects. Now, a team of NIH-funded scientists has identified a potential drug that could grant the same resilience to stroke patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Leonardo da Vinci Painting Just Sold for $450 Million. Here ’s How Experts Figured Out It Was Real
For a painting worth nearly half a billion dollars, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is far from perfect. The 500-year-old portrait of Jesus Christ has a shady past that includes ownership by King Charles I, a 160-year disappearing act and a sale for only thousands of dollars just 12 years ago. It is damaged and was heavily repainted, then restored. And at least one prominent da Vinci expert is on record saying he doesn’t believe da Vinci was the primary artist behind it. But the 15-by-17 portrait overcame all of that Wednesday night when it sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for a gob-smacking $450.3 mil...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Art onetime Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes
[FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes (FDA Drug Safety Communication). Based on FDA ’s comprehensive review of new safety information, the agency is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. Widely used to treat pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, NSAI Ds are available by prescription and OTC. Examples of NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Photobiomodulation for traumatic brain injury and stroke - Hamblin MR.
There is a notable lack of therapeutic alternatives for what is fast becoming a global epidemic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light (600-1100nm) to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Nuts May Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease
Eating a one-ounce serving five times a week was associated with a reduction in heart attacks, strokes and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Nuts Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT
Women younger than 60 years had a higher risk for cardiac and stroke death during the first year after stopping hormone therapy compared with those not taking HT and those continuing HT, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality: A Helping Hand After Stroke
Title: Virtual Reality: A Helping Hand After StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Virtual reality therapy can treat stroke patients
A study from Denmark used virtual reality therapy for stroke patients and found it produced the same improvements in arm, hand and finger movement as standard physical therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality: a Helping Hand After Stroke
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower high blood pressure: Yoghurt can help lower stroke and heart attack risk
Eating yoghurt each day can help lower high blood pressure and slash the risk of a stroke or heart attack, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winter babies are more at risk of a stroke in later life
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found mothers whose first trimesters were during summer are more likely to have children with irregular heartbeats as they were exposed to air pollution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality: A Helping Hand After Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Virtual reality games have shown promise as a treatment for pain and the aftermath of trauma. Now, a new study finds the therapy can also help stroke patients recover some use of their arms and hands. Playing these games... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Malnutrition India's biggest health hazard, air pollution a close second
Ischaemic heart disease that is greatly influenced by air pollution has gone up from rank 5 to number 1, diabetes from rank 22 to rank 5 and stroke from rank 16 to rank 15. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticoagulation in Patients With AF and Prior Hemorrhage Anticoagulation in Patients With AF and Prior Hemorrhage
Determining the optimal treatment approach for patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a brain hemorrhage remains extremely challenging. How can we balance risk vs. benefit?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kent State exercise science/physiology faculty gets grant to study probiotics and exercise
(Kent State University) Kent State University's Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gum disease: Treating mouth condition could PREVENT heart attack or stroke
TREATING gum disease may prevent a heart attack or stroke by lowering blood pressure, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news