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MRI scan that can predict stroke risk has 'promise to save lives'
Scientists at Oxford University develop non-invasive technique to measure amount of cholesterol in carotid plaquesA new type of MRI scan can predict the risk of having astroke, researchers have said in a study.The non-invasive technique, developed by scientists at the University of Oxford, predicts whether plaques in the carotid arteries are rich in cholesterol and therefore more likely to cause a stroke.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Stroke Society Health UK news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Stroke symptoms could spotted by new MRI scan: Breakthrough could PREDICT illness
STROKE risk could be predicted after experts developed a new and potentially life-saving MRI scan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke test: Simple scan 'can predict if someone will suffer potentially fatal stroke'
A SIMPLE scan can accurately predict whether someone will suffer a potentially fatal stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attacks or strokes 'could be prevented by scanning brains for stress'
HEART attacks or strokes could be prevented by scanning people's brains for signs of stress, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke breakthrough: Eating THIS trendy diet can lower cholesterol
STROKES can be caused by high cholesterol levels. However, eating a plant-based vegetarian diet could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities
(University of Houston) Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA approves Malin ’ s Hourglass peripheral embolization plug
Irish life sciences company Malin Corp said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Hourglass peripheral embolization plug. The company said the Hourglass plug is designed to be deployed over-the-wire for peripheral embolization procedures, and can provide immediate occlusion with a single integrated device. “This is the 1st integrated, over-the-wire device designed for peripheral embolization procedures. The goal with over-the-wire design is to provide physicians with accurate, stent-like delivery of the device in the vessel,” Hourglass co-developer George Wallace, said in prepared remarks. “The Hourgl...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular malincorp Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation awarded major Wallerstein Foundation grant for stroke research
(Kessler Foundation) Kessler Foundation was awarded a $250,000 grant by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement. The three-year grant will advance the Foundation's stroke rehabilitation research in the diagnosis and treatment of spatial neglect, a hidden disability that complicates recovery after right brain stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Families could get money off their shopping bills
Two-thirds of adults and one-third of 11-year-olds in the UK are currently overweight, greatly increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol breakthrough: Statins could also fight THIS deadly disease
CHOLESTEROL can cause heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, but may be lowered through statins. These drugs may also be used to fight infectious diseases, such as malaria and typhoid, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Childhood BMI Linked to Higher Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Concerns about coming increases in cases of early ischemic stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Amgen To Present New Data From The Repatha ® (Evolocumab) Cardiovascular Outcomes Study At ESC Congress 2017
Analysis Evaluates the Effect of Repatha in More Than 5,000 Patients With a History of Stroke THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that new data from the Repatha® (evolocumab) clinical trial program, including three late-breaking scientific sessions, will be presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 26-30, 2017. New data includes additional efficacy and safety analyses from the Repatha cardiovascular outcomes trial (FOURIER) and the Repatha coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging trial (GLAGOV). &...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Complicating Thrombolytic Therapy for STEMI Ischemic Stroke Complicating Thrombolytic Therapy for STEMI
These two cases highlight the rare complication of ischemic stroke following fibrinolytic therapy for STEMI. What mechanism might explain this paradoxical occurrence?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Stroke symptoms: This new technique could protect YOU from emergency episode
STROKE symptoms can include slurred speech and an inability to raise arms above the head. The medical emergencies are hard to predict but now experts believe they have had a breakthrough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The robotics helping stroke patients regain balance
Re-learning how to walk normally is an essential part of rehabilitation, especially for patients who have suffered a stroke. In Slovenia, the University Rehabilitation Institute in Ljubljana is testing a unique robot that not only helps people to walk again but also to regain a sense of balance. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

HRT skin patch 'has less stroke risk' than pills, study
A study, by Copenhagen University, based on a million women, tracked for 15 years found that those taking hormone tablets had an increased stroke risk those with patch did not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: First aid for stroke: What do you do?
When someone suffers a stroke, it can be very distressing. Knowing what to do can make all the difference to preserving the persons health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Stroke risk: Drinking THIS every day could PREVENT heart disease
STROKES are on the increase in the UK, but drinking dairy-free coconut milk could reduce your risk - as well as lowering likelihood of heart disease - according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn ’ t Up Stroke Risk
I - 131 therapy group showed no significantly higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

HF Perceptions Off; No Elevated Stroke Risk with Anti-VEGF Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk
A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new multi-center study. Researchers at the University of Warwick’s WMG, the Baker Institute and Monash University reported that when they increased the wavelength of light currently used to visualize athereosclerotic plaques, they were able to selectively identify rupture-prone deposits, which can lead to blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Data from a study of the technique was published in the journal Nature Communications. Current imaging techniques are able to identify c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Research & Development Source Type: news

Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke
(University of Warwick) Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried out at WMG, University of Warwick, the Baker Institute and Monash University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking the pill for seven years could reduce arthritis risk by 19%
No protective effect found from breastfeeding Related items fromOnMedica Rheumatoid arthritis Breastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis risk Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke Contraceptive pill appears to protect from cancers for up to 30 years Oral contraceptive pill impacts on wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teach Our Children: Stroke Education for Indigenous Children, First Nations, Ontario, Canada, 2009 – 2012
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elderly couple got ‘ deepest wish ’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia case
Nic and Trees Elderhorst knew exactly how they wanted to die. They were both 91 years old and in declining health. Nic Elderhorst suffered a stroke in 2012 and more recently, his wife, Trees Elderhorst, was diagnosed with dementia, according to the Dutch newspaper, De Gelderlander. Neither wanted to live without the other, or leave this world alone. So […]Related:Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnoutThere’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets.5 dead after FDA-approved obesity treatment that places silico...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix
New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Experiences of stroke survivors with visual impairments examined
(University of Liverpool) A new University of Liverpool study, published in Brain and Behaviour, identifies simple measures that could substantially improve the quality of life of stroke survivors with visual impairments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis PROTECTS you from a stroke, study claims
The researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas found blood flow in the putamen - an area of the brain associated with reward, learning and habits - was greater in users than nonusers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Increase in Stroke with Anti-VEGF Tx for Eye Disorders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study called'a nice demonstration of what we've known clinically'(Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Osceola Regional Medical Center gives 1st look at $50M expansion
The Osceola Regional Medical Center on Aug. 16 gave Orlando Business Journal an inside look at the projects in its undergoing $50 million expansion, which is set to be completed this year. Due to the expansion, the hospital will increase the number of its beds from 332 to 404. The $50 expansion and renovations Include: A new comprehensive stroke center: This will be the only advanced comprehensive stroke center in the county. The hospital has a biplane angiography system that prod uces detailed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Register your pharmacy with PHE's blood pressure campaign
To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England (PHE) will be encouraging adults to complete the new online'One You' Heart Age Test (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Stroke victim, 27, determined to get back on her feet — with husband's help
Carly White woke up in a hospital with a piece of her brain removed and no recollection of how she got there. Now, she is warning others to not ignore symptoms of what could be a stroke. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases
This study, the first to examine potential adverse health effects in users of vaginal estrogen compared with non-users, suggests that vaginal estrogen therapy is a safe treatment for genitourinary symptoms such as burning, discomfort, and pain during intercourse associated with menopause.AUTHORSThe paper ’s authors are Dr. Carolyn Crandall of UCLA; Kathleen Hovey of the State University of New York at Buffalo; Christopher Andrews of the University of Michigan; Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of City of Hope; Marcia Stefanick of Stanford University; Dr. Dorothy Lane of the State University of New York at Ston y Brook; Dr. Jan Sh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Subarachnoid hemorrhage and the need for expert treatment
(St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center) Research led by the head of the Barrow Neurological Institute and published in the July 20, 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that subarachnoid hemorrhages, which are caused by ruptured brain aneurysms, account for 5-10 percent of all strokes and are best managed by experienced and dedicated experts at high-volume centers with neurosurgeons, endovascular surgeons and stroke neurologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined the maturation of astrocytes in 3-D structures grown in culture dishes to resemble human brain tissue. The study, published in Neuron, confirms the lab-grown cells develop at the same rate as those found in human brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hypothermia after stroke reduces dynamin levels and neuronal cell death
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that following brain ischemia caused by cerebral blockage in mice both immediate and delayed reduction in body temperature helped limit cell death and levels of a protein called dynamin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Key Factors Distinguish Transient Post-Stroke Symptoms Key Factors Distinguish Transient Post-Stroke Symptoms
Investigators have identified key risk factors, triggers, and clinical features of transient post-stroke recrudescence in findings that may help clinicians distinguish this phenomenon from new stroke symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Fat but fit' people may still be at risk of heart disease
Conclusion This large, valuable study confirms that – as has long been thought – an increased BMI is linked with an increased risk of heart disease. It shows that people with an obese BMI had a higher risk of heart disease, even if they didn't have other risk factors like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, proving that body fat is an independent risk factor. That said, this study does have some limitations. For example, definitions of being metabolically unhealthy aren't entirely consistent with other definitions of metabolic syndrome. This was also only assessed at the start of the study, and risk fac...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

New Tool Predicts Bleeding Risk After TIA, Ischemic Stroke New Tool Predicts Bleeding Risk After TIA, Ischemic Stroke
The S2TOP-BLEED score can be used in clinical practice to identify patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who are at high risk for major bleeding after transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA approves pivotal study of Vascular Dynamics MobiusHD high blood pressure device
Vascular Dynamics said today that the FDA approved an investigational device exemption for a clinical trial of its MobiusHD device for treating resistant hypertension. MobiusHD is designed to help regulate blood pressure using electrodes implanted in the carotid artery to stimulate baroreceptors there. Mountain View, Calif.–based Vascular Dynamics said the 300-patient Calm 2 study is designed to compare treatment with MobiusHD and a sham procedure. The primary safety endpoint is a composite of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, device embolization, carotid occlusion, new ipsilateral carotid stenosis requ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance vasculardynamics Source Type: news

Increased risk of heart attack, stroke soon after cancer diagnosis
Reuters Health - Patients with cancer have higher risks of heart attack and stroke from blood clots, especially in the first few months after diagnosis, compared with people who don't have cancer, researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

B vitamins in stroke prevention: time to reconsider
This evidence suggests B vitamin therapy that lowers homocysteine levels might reduce stroke risk and this benefit might have been obscured in early trials by increased risk of CV events in subjects with impaired renal function on high-dose cyanocobalamin. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapeutic fusion protein could mitigate blood vessel damage from cardiovascular disease
(Boston Children's Hospital) Scientists from Boston Children's Hospital Vascular Biology Program have revealed an engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health following the onset of hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehension
(Medical University of South Carolina) An article published online August 3, 2017 by Brain reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains at the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension. Results confirm the middle, inferior and posterior temporal regions are the most important for speech comprehension and shed light on potential contributions of temporal lobe network connections in understanding spoken language. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigation launched after B.C. father visits hospital 4 times before stroke diagnosis
Northern Health, which runs hospitals in northwest, B.C., is looking into why it took four hospital visits over four days for doctors to confirm that a Hazelton, B.C., man had suffered at least two strokes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

UCLA researchers demonstrate new material that could aid body ’s cellular repair process
A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue regeneration following a wound or a stroke.During the body ’s typical healing process, when tissues like skin are damaged the body grows replacement cells. Integrins are class of proteins that are important in the cellular processes critical to creating new tissue. One of the processes is cell adhesion, when new cells “stick” to the materials between cells, called the extracellular matrix. Another is cell migration, where at the cell’s surface, integrins hel...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

An engineered S1P chaperone attenuates hypertension and ischemic injury
We report the development of a soluble carrier for S1P, ApoM-Fc, which activated S1P receptors in a sustained manner and promoted endothelial function. In contrast, ApoM-Fc did not modulate circulating lymphocyte numbers, suggesting that it specifically activated endothelial S1P receptors. ApoM-Fc administration reduced blood pressure in hypertensive mice, attenuated myocardial damage after ischemia/reperfusion injury, and reduced brain infarct volume in the middle cerebral artery occlusion model of stroke. Our proof-of-concept study suggests that selective and sustained targeting of endothelial S1P receptors by ApoM-Fc co...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Swendeman, S. L., Xiong, Y., Cantalupo, A., Yuan, H., Burg, N., Hisano, Y., Cartier, A., Liu, C. H., Engelbrecht, E., Blaho, V., Zhang, Y., Yanagida, K., Galvani, S., Obinata, H., Salmon, J. E., Sanchez, T., Di Lorenzo, A., Hla, T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Short - Term Risk of Arterial Embolism Up in Cancer Patients
Increased risk of arterial thromboembolism, MI, ischemic stroke for cancer patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news