Could Wildfires Have Long-Term Health Effects?
When people breathe wildfire smoke, the short-term health effects can range from eye and nasal irritation and coughing to worsening asthma, heart attacks, and strokes. Scientists aren’t sure yet of the long-term effects, but there are some early clues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exertional heat-stroke management practices and intentions among secondary school football athletic trainers - Nedimyer AK, Chandran A, Hirschhorn RM, Adams WA, Pryor RR, Casa DJ, Register-Mihalik JK, Kerr ZY.
CONTEXT: Athletic trainers (ATs) are educated and trained in appropriate exertional heat-stroke (EHS) management strategies, yet disparities may exist between intended and actual uses in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To examine the intended and actual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIH STTR grant to fast track new class of pain reliever without addiction or toxicity
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $1.9 million Fast-Track Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to South Rampart Pharma. The New Orleans life science company is developing a new class of non-opioid medicines to relieve pain and reduce fever discovered at and licensed from LSU Health New Orleans, its formal collaborating research institution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke'Alarm Clock' Improves Acute Stroke Management Metrics
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Use of a stroke alarm clock demanding active feedback significantly improves management metrics for acute stroke, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Stroke. Mathias Fousse, M.D., from the Saarland... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Lower your blood pressure reading by sipping on this breakfast juice
HIGH blood pressure is seriously putting your life in danger of a heart attack or stroke. To combat this first thing in the morning, which drink works best to lower your reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a better stroke diagnosis
(Case Western Reserve University) An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University have uncovered a new suite of human blood biomarkers which could someday help emergency clinicians quickly recognize whether someone is experiencing a stroke with a simple blood test. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke alarm clock may streamline and accelerate time-sensitive acute stroke care
(American Heart Association) An interactive, digital alarm clock may speed emergency stroke care, starting at hospital arrival and through each step of the time-sensitive treatment process.The alarm clock is a low-cost strategy for streamlining stroke care and could translate to fewer deaths and less disability from stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strokes: know the signs and call 911
Getting the right care in a timely manner is important in medical emergencies. In the event that you or a loved one suffers a stroke, time is especially critical. “In the event of a stroke, a delay of only 15 minutes in treatment greatly decreases your chances not only of making a full recovery, but also being able to walk or live independently, and in many cases, of survival,” says Christopher Zammit, MD, a critical care specialist and emergency physic ian with TriHealth, which offers a network… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Developmental venous anomaly associated ischemic stroke caused by minor head trauma: a case report - Lee CH, Shin BS, Kang HG.
We report a case of ischemic stroke in the area of a DVA after minor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Will Medicare reimbursement propel radiology AI market?
The decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' earlier...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: C-MIMI: Use of AI in radiology is evolving Medical imaging AI market projected for strong growth CMS approves payments for Viz.ai software AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success Viz.ai debuts new stroke care AI platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New study pinpoints how the brain ’s inner clock measures seconds
FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientistsstudying how the brain measures time in secondsintroduced mice to two different scents. The mice learned that one odor predicted the arrival of a sweet liquid reward after three seconds, while the other predicted the reward after six seconds.The mice started licking the spout earlier in anticipation of the reward after they sniffed the first scent than when they smelled the second.While the mice responded to the two stimuli, researchers observed activity intwo regions of their brains: the striatum and the premotor cortex,which provides input to the striatum. They found that while both regions en...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHA News: Cluster of Risky Conditions That Can Lead To Heart Disease Is Rising in Hispanic Adults
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Air Pollution May Raise Stroke Risk With Atrial Fibrillation
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk for ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Network Open. Zachary J. Rhinehart, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Having high cholesterol levels early in life leads to heart problems by middle age
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Having elevated cholesterol during the teens or early twenties increases a person's risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event during middle age. That is the finding a new landmark study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH study details self-reported experiences with post-exertional malaise in ME/CFS
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) One of the major symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is post-exertional malaise (PEM), the worsening of symptoms after physical or mental activities. Using their own words and experiences, people with ME/CFS described how debilitating PEM can be in a study in Frontiers in Neurology. This is the first publication to come out of the National Institutes of Health's intramural post-infectious ME/CFS study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploring the factors influencing the use of electrically assisted bikes (e-bikes) by stroke survivors: a mixed methods multiple case study - Boland P, Connell L, Thetford C, Janssen J.
This study aims to explore the factors that affect e-bike usage by stroke survivors. METHODS: A mixed methods multiple ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

AHA News: Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young Men
Title: AHA News: Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Making sense of diabetes
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Throughout her 38-year nursing career, Laurel Despins has progressed from a bedside nurse to a clinical nurse specialist and has worked in medical, surgical and cardiac intensive care units. She noticed diabetes is rarely referred to as a primary cause of death in itself, yet the disease is a leading contributor to deaths involving heart disease, stroke and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine. We Also Need Transparency About Its Development
The authorization of an effective vaccine will mark perhaps the biggest turning point in the battle against coronavirus, but only if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. There have been substantial declines in public willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite immense, unprecedented public investments in vaccine development. In one survey, barely half of Americans said they would get the vaccine as soon as it was available, numbers that will undermine the benefits of even a highly effective vaccine. It is no mystery why trust in a potential vaccine has plummeted. Operation Warp Speed, the Trump Administ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Leslie Iversen obituary
Neuropharmacologist who searched for new gateways for drugs to treat the brain and mindAfflictions of the mind and brain, from stroke to schizophrenia, remain among the most challenging to treat, even after more than half a century of discoveries about the brain ’s biochemistry and how it responds to drugs. The neuropharmacologist Leslie Iversen, who has died aged 82, devoted his career to making sense of the interplay of signalling molecules in the nervous system that might provide sites where drugs could act.After directing laboratories in both the public sector and the pharmaceutical industry, in his later years I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Georgina Ferry Tags: Drugs Science People in science Drugs policy Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young Men
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from 2001 to 2014,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: A Stroke at 37 Meant Relearning Everything
Title: AHA News: A Stroke at 37 Meant Relearning EverythingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke
(University of Liverpool) A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new University of Liverpool research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

RapidAI secures $25M in funding
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer RapidAI has secured $25 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RapidAI launches web app, wins ISO certification Meet the Minnies 2020 semifinal candidates RapidAI wins FDA clearance for LVO identification RapidAI achieves Rapid milestone RapidAI gets FDA clearance for stroke imaging AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman ’s Heart Risks
Women with a shorter time between menarche and menopause were at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Menopause Women and Girls Reproduction (Biological) Source Type: news

AHA News: A Stroke at 37 Meant Relearning Everything
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- On most Fridays, Angela Crenshaw worked from home. But the day before, Crenshaw had joined colleagues on a work outing to a horse racetrack to celebrate their manager's 10-year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Suggests Smoking Causes Fatal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Smoking seems to have a causal role in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), according to a study published online Sept. 17 in Stroke. Ilari Rautalin, from the University of Helsinki, and colleagues followed 16,282 same-sex... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For Stroke Survivors, Timely Rehab Has Been Jeopardized During Pandemic
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Timely rehabilitation is crucial for stroke survivors, but some may not be receiving it due to the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. Rehabilitation can help the 795,000 stroke survivors in the United States achieve the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking Ups Your Risk of a Fatal Brain Bleed
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Smokers have a significantly raised risk of dying from a bleeding stroke, a new study warns. For the study, researchers analyzed data from over 16,000 same-sex twin pairs in Finland. The twins were born before 1958 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For Stroke Survivors, Timely Rehab Has Been Jeopardized During Pandemic
Title: For Stroke Survivors, Timely Rehab Has Been Jeopardized During PandemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stroke patients with COVID-19 have increased inflammation, stroke severity and death
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Stroke patients who also have COVID-19 showed increased systemic inflammation, a more serious stroke severity and a much higher rate of death, compared to stroke patients who did not have COVID-19, according a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional study of 60 ischemic stroke patients admitted to UAB Hospital between late March and early May 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stroke scans could reveal COVID-19 infection
(King's College London) New research from King's College London has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aidoc raises $60M total in financing
Artificial intelligence company Aidoc raised an additional $20 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aidoc secures European contract FDA OKs use of Aidoc AI software for COVID-19 Aidoc secures CE Mark for pulmonary AI LucidHealth adopts Aidoc radiology AI Aidoc secures FDA clearance for AI stroke software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin
(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated Blood Clotting Factor Linked to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Most people now know that COVID-19 can cause blood clots, potentially leading to paralysis, stroke, heart attack and death. While it's not clear precisely how SARS-CoV-2 causes clots, a new study suggests that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pollution exposure linked to stroke risk in people with common heart rhythm disorder
(University of Pittsburgh) People with atrial fibrillation who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a higher risk of stroke than their peers who live with less pollution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation tests digital therapeutic approach to improve walking after stroke
(Kessler Foundation) 'Loss of mobility after stroke exerts a huge toll on individuals, their caregivers, our healthcare system, and society,' said Dr. Nolan, site investigator for the Kessler site. 'Stroke rehabilitation is an area where we need to test new technologies to change the outlook for recovery. Applying digital therapeutics is a promising approach for restoring lost mobility,' she noted, 'which may foster greater independence and better quality of life in this population.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Neurologic function and COVID-19
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My family has a history of neurologic disease. My grandfather died from a stroke. An uncle was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at 40, and my brother recently was diagnosed with an aneurysm. I'm wondering if our family is at greater risk for COVID-19? Are there any neurologic symptoms we should be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 16, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study: Air pollution increases stroke risk in people with AFib
Exposure to high levels of air pollution can increase the risk for stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by more than 20%, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 21-22, 2020. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life, while saving money. The agenda will consist of deliberation on systematic reviews of literature on topics including heart disease and stroke, obesity, and asthma. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium Score IDs Coronary Heart Disease Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Coronary artery calcium (CAC) risk score is a better predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD) than stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Anurag Mehta, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: The sign when you exercise you could have the condition
HIGH cholesterol is a condition that can lead to heart problems or stroke if left untreated, but how do you know if you have it? There could be a tell-tale sign when you exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambra Health expands software offerings
Cloud-based software developer Ambra Health has expanded its partner-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CureMetrix, Ambra collaborate on breast imaging workflow Ambra, Invenio partner to help pathologists Ambra expands integration capabilities with Epic RapidAI debuts technology partner program, API Ambra Health, iSchemaView partner on stroke imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes
Machine-learning models that assess both peritumoral and intratumoral radiomics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening? AI can predict if COVID-19 patients will need ventilators (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Neurosurgical Port for Deep Brain Access FDA Clears New Neurosurgical Port for Deep Brain Access
The FDA has cleared MindsEye (Minnetronix Medical), the first minimally invasive, expandable and retractable port that allows deep brain access to treat stroke, cancer, and other conditionsFDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticide increases heart disease and stroke risk
(Natural News) Scientists have known for a long time that pesticides are harmful to human health. Previous research links pesticide exposure to cancer, respiratory problems and birth defects. A recent study is one of the latest to probe the toxic effects of pesticide exposure. Researchers from the University of Hawai?i at M?noa looked at middle-aged men of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Untreated High Blood Pressure a Growing Problem
Uncontrolled high blood pressure is becoming more common among Americans, putting them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure testing and awareness event
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for cardiovascular disease worldwide. Those who wait longer than six weeks with raised blood pressure have increasing risk of myocardial infarction or stroke and this is worst for those with the highest pressures. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RapidAI launches web app, wins ISO certification
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer RapidAI has launched a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RapidAI wins FDA clearance for LVO identification RapidAI achieves Rapid milestone RapidAI gets FDA clearance for stroke imaging AI Life Image, RapidAI partner on stroke technology RapidAI launches AI analysis software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Natural history of blunt cerebrovascular injury: experience over a 10-year period at a Level I trauma center - Wu L, Christensen D, Call L, Vranic J, Colip C, Hippe DS, Witt C, Bonow RH, Mossa-Basha M.
Background Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is associated with increased stroke and mortality risk. However, the most appropriate follow-up strategy remains uncertain. PURPOSE To better understand the natural history of BCVI and help define the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news