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High cholesterol? Avoid heart disease by eating THESE cheeses low in saturated fat
HIGH cholesterol can raise your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke, and can be caused by eating too much saturated fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability caused by strokes could be 'massively reduced' by new breakthrough treatment
DISABILITY caused by a stroke could be massively reduced by a pioneering treatment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You (And Making You Fat In The Process)
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research progress in the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome caused by heat stroke - Yang M, Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Kang H.
OBJECTIVE: Heat stroke (HS) is a life-threatening illness characterized by core body temperatures above 40 °C coupled with central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction, including delirium, convulsions, and/or coma. Its morbidity has increased dramatically in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer
(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association ’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Off-Label TAVR Common; BP Targets in CKD; Afib Symptoms and Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We ’re Not Ready
Extreme heat struck across the Southwest U.S. this week, sending temperatures in Phoenix soaring to near 120°F and grounding airplanes that were unable to operate in such warm weather. Heat waves are nothing new, but they have increased in frequency and severity in recent decades as a result of climate change. And each extreme heat event reveals another way our society simply isn’t built for such high temperatures, from our transport systems to the agriculture industry. “We’ve built entire infrastructures with particular temperatures in mind,” says Matthew T. Huber, an associate professor of geo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change energy onetime weather Source Type: news

Lying Flat vs Sitting Up: No Difference in Stroke Outcomes Lying Flat vs Sitting Up: No Difference in Stroke Outcomes
The HeadPoST study -- showing no difference in disability outcomes in stroke patients who were laid flat vs those sitting up for the first 24 hours -- has now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Registry Data Support NOACs for Single-Risk-Factor AF Registry Data Support NOACs for Single-Risk-Factor AF
Ischemic strokes rates were similar between atrial fibrillation patients treated with novel oral anticoagulants and warfarin, but imbalances in the study groups have raised questions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say
The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure - condition could be linked to THESE deadly cancers
HIGH blood pressure - also known as hypertension - is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - condition could be linked to THESE of deadly cancers
HIGH blood pressure - also known as hypertension - associated with an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why confusion leads seniors to turn down home health care
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn't want anyone coming into his home, and he didn't think he needed any help. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trusts could lose acute beds in stroke services shake-up
Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Understanding Aphasia After Brain Injury
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, and I wanted to share some of what I have learned on my journey through aphasia after brain injury. According to Wikipedia, the term aphasia implies that one or more communication modalities in the brain have been damaged—and are therefore functioning incorrectly. The difficulties for people with aphasia can range from occasional trouble finding words to losing the ability to speak, read, or write; their intelligence, however, is unaffected. Since no two brain injuries are ever the same, the way aphasia affects one person can vary greatly from the next person. In my own expe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: New MRI technique improves brain scan accuracy
A new MRI technique could allow physicians to more accurately examine brain scans, according to an MIT News report. Researchers at MIT, working with physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions, have developed a way to boost the quality of the brain scans so that they can be used for large-scale studies on the effects of stroke and treatment responses, according to the report. The scans could help researchers discover how genetic factors influence stroke survival, as well as serving as a new approach to understanding disorders such as Alzheimers, MIT News reported. The new scanning approach involves ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Neurological Source Type: news

Canakinumab Cuts Secondary CV Events in Phase 3 CANTOS Canakinumab Cuts Secondary CV Events in Phase 3 CANTOS
Top-line results show the monoclonal antibody, given on top of standard care, significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular death, nonfatal MI, and nonfatal stroke in patients with a prior MI and elevated CRP.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

MRI technique boosts stroke images
Researchers have developed a way to enhance MR images to aid large-scale studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain maps aid understanding of human cognition PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings 3D MRI uncovers risk of stroke in asymptomatic diabetics MRI ties small brain lesions to risk of stroke, death Motion-tracking MRI gives new insight into stroke risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips picks up EEG dev Electrical Geodesics for $37m
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it has agreed to acquire Electrical Geodesics for $36.7 million (GBP£ 29 million). Amsterdam-based Philips said that EGI’s portfolio of EEG hardware, software and acquisition sensors would work to complement its existing imaging tech and advanced informatics portfolio for neurological applications. In the sale, Philips is offering $133.50 (GBP £105.40) for each EGI share, constituting a 36% premium to its June 21 closing value, the company said. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and stockholder approval, with a slated completion date i...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions royal-philips Source Type: news

Diabetes can double your risk of THIS fatal condition - should YOU be tested?
DIABETES can almost double your risk of having a stroke - and the condition is a contributing factor in around one fifth of strokes in Britain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis Drug Becomes First To Prevent Heart Attacks And Strokes By Targeting Inflammation
This morning, Novartis, the Swiss drug giant, announced that a drug that targets inflammation prevented heart attacks and strokes. It could be a scientific breakthrough, and a commercial one, too. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:NVS NYSE:AZN NYSE:SNY NASDAQ:REGN NASDAQ:AMGN Source Type: news

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion symptoms - signs of deadly condition revealed
HEAT stroke and heat exhaustion are serious conditions if they are not treated quickly and effectively, but people can ignore the symptoms and pass them off as normal during hot weather. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke
Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
Title: Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for MomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
Title: Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast-feeding tied to lower heart, stroke risk for mom
Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Positioning During Early Stroke Treatment Apparently Doesn't Affect Outcome (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM After acute stroke, whether the patient receives treatment while fully supine or sitting up has no effect on disability or mortality, suggests a New England Journal … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's heart health tied to breastfeeding
(Reuters Health) - A woman's risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life may be influenced by how long she breastfed her children, according to a new study from China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for a year reduces chances of heart attack
Researchers from Oxford University found that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the cardiovascular health benefit appears to be. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk dropsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breastfeeding, Heart Disease in Women (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes and stroke symptoms: There's no link between THIS skin condition and heart
DIABETES brings an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. But scientists  have now discovered no link between the condition and eczema. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus
FINDINGSA new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same way they do to a viral infection, turning up production of certain immune molecules and causing inflammation throughout the body. The scientists also found that feeding the mice tomatoes containing a protein similar to that in HDL, or “good cholesterol,” along with the generic cholesterol drug Ezetimibe, reversed the inflammation.The results could lead to new types of drugs, targeting the intestinal cells, to reduce people ’s risk of heart attacks and strokes, or to trea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 -- New research might turn conventional stroke treatment on its head. An international study suggests doctors need not ask patients to lie on their backs, eyes trained on the ceiling, for the first 24 hours of their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 -- Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rare genetic variants found to increase risk for Tourette syndrome
An international team led by researchers from UCLA and Massachusetts General Hospital has identified the first definitive genes associated with Tourette syndrome, giving scientists a long-sought foothold on the biology of the disease.The report in the June 21 issue of Neuron describes the discovery of rare mutations — either deletions or duplications of genetic material — in two neurodevelopmental genes, NRXN1 and CNTN6, in people with Tourette syndrome, a disorder characterized by multiple chronic, involuntary motor and vocal tics.“This is a first, key step in understanding the role of these genes in the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart attack cure - scientists reveal NEW way of tackling deadly blood clots
HEART attacks and strokes could be treated without harmful side effects - after experts revealed it could be possible to disrupt blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack cure - THIS could safely prevent deadly condition
HEART attacks and strokes could be treated without harmful side effects - after experts revealed it could be possible to disrupt blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack cure - targeting THIS could safely prevent deadly episode
HEART attacks and strokes could be treated without harmful side effects - after experts revealed it could be possible to disrupt blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack cure - this could prevent deadly episode caused by blood clots
HEART attacks and strokes could be treated without harmful side effects - after experts revealed it could be possible to disrupt blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Role of DOACs in the Management of Anticoagulation Role of DOACs in the Management of Anticoagulation
This article presents an overview of the pharmacokinetics of direct oral anticoagulants, and their role in stroke prevention in nonvalvular AF and in the prevention and treatment of VTE.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Stroke history higher in asymptomatic versus symptomatic atrial fibrillation patients
(European Society of Cardiology) Newly diagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have a higher rate of previous stroke than those with symptoms, according to results from the GLORIA-AF Registry presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. The findings highlight the need for screening to identify atrial fibrillation patients with no symptoms so that stroke prevention treatment can be given. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Parkinson's disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A newly developed research tool may help predict a patient's risk for developing dementia and could enable clinical trials aimed at finding treatments to prevent the cognitive effects of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New technique makes brain scans better
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) To help scientists take advantage of huge numbers of low-quality patient brain scans, a team of MIT researchers has devised a way to boost the quality of these MRI scans so that they can be used for large scale studies of how strokes affect different people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. The study, published in the journal Neuron, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is sleep apnea?
This condition stops people from breathing properly when they sleep, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies gene β€” and drug target β€” involved in inflammation after injury
During a stroke or organ transplant, patients can suffer an injury due to lack of blood supply to vital organs. The injury — known as ischemia reperfusion — can cause damage to tissues. But a new Yale-led study has identified a previously unknown mechanism leading to the injury, and a potential target for drug treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news