Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs'brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Antiplatelet Agent May Not Increase Bleeding Risk Novel Antiplatelet Agent May Not Increase Bleeding Risk
Initial clinical results suggest that the new agent may be suitable for use with thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding Risk
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk. Bleeding is a common and potentially dangerous side effect of current... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Collegiate Neurosurgery in disaster and mass medical emergencies: lessons learned from Mexico - Ramos-Z úñiga R, Arellano-Contreras JR, Rochin-Mozqueda JA, Plascencia-JİMéNEZ JA.
Every year, natural or people -generated disasters disrupt the functioning of society, causing human and material loses which leads to an increase in the demand of medical attention. In the morning of September 19th , 2017 a 7.1 earthquake stroke Mexico Ci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding Risk
Title: Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AFib Patients Often Misjudge Stroke Risk vs OAC Bleeding Risk AFib Patients Often Misjudge Stroke Risk vs OAC Bleeding Risk
But is that okay? Patients may decide to take oral anticoagulants'without knowing the truth'about the size of their benefits and risks, neither of which measure up to perceptions, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Science - April 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MALCOLM RITTER / AP Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Rates of hospitalization for stroke have fallen since 1988 for both black and white Medicare enrollees, while black men and women have had greater improvements in 30-day mortality after stroke, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning to Walk Again
When someone suffers a stroke, he or she often loses some mobility, and some 60 percent of survivors are left with lower-limb deficits. “They usually have one leg that's more impaired than the other leg, and then they undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy. And often they don't fully recover,” said Conor Walsh, professor of engineering and applied sciences at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, in an interview with MD+DI. But a new device called ReSto...
Source: MDDI - April 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Design Source Type: news

Researchers: Urban, Rural Hospitals Should Have Different Standards for Acute Stroke Care
Discusses a two-tiered standard of care for tertiary healthcare centers and rural hospitals that perform acute stroke care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 17, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory drug halts strokes in children with rare disease
NIH researchers have identified a treatment that significantly decreases the risk of stroke in children with a rare genetic disease called DADA2 (deficiency of adenosine deaminase type 2), which can ultimately hinder blood flow to the brain and result in strokes. The treatment works by blocking the inflammatory effects of a protein - tumor necrosis factor - that is over-produced in people with DADA2 and other autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Researchers published their findings in the April 18, 2019, issue ofThe New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 17, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Which Cryptogenic Stroke Patients Benefit From Anticoagulation? Which Cryptogenic Stroke Patients Benefit From Anticoagulation?
These may include patients with an enlarged left atrium, a subgroup analysis of the NAVIGATE-ESUS trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

iSchemaView wins approval for Rapid in Saudi Arabia
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaView said that its Rapid...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iSchemaView brings Rapid software to Israel iSchemaView, Siemens team up on stroke imaging Brazil clears iSchemaView's Rapid imaging software Pulsara, iSchemaView collaborate on stroke diagnosis iSchemaView, Samsung NeuroLogica join forces (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Getting fewer than five hours a night increases risks of heart disease, strokes and early death
New York University published the study which looked into sleep and health after searching more than 8,000 websites, news reports and publications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits as other individuals Related items fromOnMedica Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths CHD and stroke risk seriously elevated with just one daily cigarette Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Survey for people benefiting from personal health budgets
The 2019-20 CQUIN scheme includes a CQUIN for providers of community stroke services, under the NHS standard contract, to undertake six month post stroke reviews and record these on SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online pharmacies will be required to check patients ’ identity
Pharmacy regulator strengthens requirements for online pharmacies to better protect patients Related items fromOnMedica Not so ‘smart’ drugs Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Review launched into prescription drug dependency Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after two years
Researchers say patients need tailored treatment to stave off heightened heart disease/stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks Polypill could halve cardiovascular events Oral anticoagulants after hospital discharge reduce non-fatal blood clots Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction New class of chronic angina drug approved for use in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low Cholesterol Linked to Higher Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk Low Cholesterol Linked to Higher Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk
High LDL cholesterol is a known risk factor for ischemic stroke, but a new study suggests it may also increase the risk for hemorrhagic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Psychostimulants Tied to 1 in 5 Fatal Strokes in Young Adults Psychostimulants Tied to 1 in 5 Fatal Strokes in Young Adults
Psychostimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA have been tied to a significantly increased risk of fatal stroke in young adults, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Paramedic, 23, suffers a stroke after cracking her neck and mistakes her own symptoms as being drunk
Natalie Kunicki, who works for the London Ambulance Service, stretched while watching films in bed after a night out drinking. A burst artery caused a blood clot in her brain and triggered a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penumbra VR device wins FDA clearance
Penumbra recently announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Real Immersive virtual reality system. The Real Immersive System is an immersive virtual reality and display system that tracks upper extremity rehabilitation exercises for adults who have symptoms related to acute pain, cerebral palsy, stroke, orthopedic or neurodegenerative diseases. The exercise routines with the Real Immersive System are designed to be done in a seated position in a clinical environment, according to Penumbra. The system features a clinician tablet, head-mounted display component, small sensors, large sensor, sensor char...
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Penumbra Inc. Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Those With Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea isn't just an annoyance: It's also been tied to higher risks for heart disease, heart failure and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Curcumin-fenugreek supplements can significantly improve heart health in obese young men
(Natural News) Obesity dramatically increases the risk of multiple life-threatening health problems. As noted by the respected Cleveland Clinic, a third of all Americans are seriously overweight, and these people are at far greater risk of developing coronary artery disease (commonly known as heart disease) or of having a stroke. Being seriously overweight goes hand-in-hand... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspect heart disease? Here ’s how to fight back
Nearly half the adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the latest figures from the American Heart Association. Heart disease has been the No. 1 cause of death for both American women and men for many years, while strokes have come in at No. 5 in the past couple years. Thankfully, making the right exercise, diet and lifestyle choices can seriously reduce the risk for many patients. Dr. Mark Moronell is on the team of cardiologists who treat heart and vascular… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Austin Fast Source Type: news

Real-world-study-comparing-NOACs-in-AF-patients
Independent large real-world study comparing NOACs in AF-patientsA recently published large retrospective comparative study investigated stroke, bleeding and mortality risks in older US Medicare patients treated with commonly marketed oral anticoagulants for non-valvular atrial fibrillation1  Results of the real-world study showed that Pradaxa ® (dabigatran etexilate) was associated with a more favourable benefit-risk profile in comparison to both warfarin and rivaroxaban1Data from an earlier FDA-funded Medicare study published in 2015, which investigated cardiovascular, bleeding and mortality risks among patients...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

International Neuromodulation Society announces 14th World Congress
(International Neuromodulation Society) Researchers from 22 countries will present plenary lectures and nearly 400 abstracts top international research in neuromodulation therapies. New lines of inquiry will be presented about potentially aiding stroke recovery, heart failure, depression, paralysis, cognitive or memory issues, addiction, obesity, and anorexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Procedure time proves vital in thrombectomy success
(Medical University of South Carolina) Researchers at MUSC report in a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology paper that the current standard of care for stroke should factor in procedure time when considering surgical intervention. By studying the number of attempts and the time spent performing procedures, researchers concluded that the likelihood of completing an endovascular thrombectomy without significantly increasing the risk for the patient decreases dramatically after the first 30-60 minutes, depending on the technique used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This gene could play a major role in reducing brain swelling after stroke
(University of Southern California) Inflammation gone awry in the brain due to stroke, head injury or infection causes damage; in a lab model of stroke, a particular gene tamped down swelling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Train your brain, change your brain
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. This is the main finding of a new study conducted at D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), published today in Neuroimage. According to the authors, the study may pave the way for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches against stroke and Parkinson's, for example. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low levels of 'bad cholesterol' may actually increase stroke risk
Recent findings suggest that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — or 'bad cholesterol' — have a heightened bleeding stroke risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Exertional heat stroke within secondary school athletics - Adams WM.
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) remains one of the leading causes of sudden death in sport despite clear evidence showing 100% survivability with the proper standards of care in place and utilized. Of particular concern are student athletes competing at the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PRAC Restricts Use of Alemtuzumab for MS Pending Ongoing Review PRAC Restricts Use of Alemtuzumab for MS Pending Ongoing Review
The EMA committee recommends updating the product information to note the potential for acute immune-mediated conditions, stroke, cervicocephalic arterial dissection, and severe neutropenia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ndi Euphrasia Ebai-Atuh
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Best supplements for blood pressure: Studies show CBD oil may lower high blood pressure
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for blood pressure: High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes, so it ’s vital to lower it if it is too high. Certain dietary changes can help improve the condition, but studies have shown CBD oil may also help to reduce it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest. The results highlight the critically important role rest may play in learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recording six month post-stroke reviews on SSNAP
This year ’s survey, to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets (PHBs), closes on 14 May 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) The prospect of developing type 2 diabetes is a frightening one given all that managing the disease entails. For many people, it will involve regular finger prick tests and a host of complications to worry about, including kidney and nerve damage and a higher risk of stroke and heart disease. That’s why preventing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myoelectric Computer Interface Beneficial for Stroke Survivors
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- A myoelectric computer interface (MyoCI) training paradigm that provides intuitive feedback about muscle activation patterns is well tolerated and can reduce abnormal coactivation among stroke survivors, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower cholesterol may raise stroke risk for women, study says
General medical advice says that lowering cholesterol is a good thing, but for women, new research says it shouldn't be too low. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Very Low 'Bad' Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?
Title: Could Very Low 'Bad' Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Guidance on the 2019/20 CQUIN: Six month reviews for stroke survivors
Supporting guidance for the community CQUIN for providers of stroke community services outlines how to undertake six month post stroke reviews. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Insera Therapeutics ‘coming out of stealth mode’ after recent product approval
Sacramento-based Insera Therapeutics Inc. says it's ready to ramp up to commercialization now that it has approval to bring its medical device to Europe.   After nearly a decade developing a device for “minimally-invasive brain surgery” to remove blood clots during a stroke, the company recently received approval from the European Commission for its flagship product, CEO Vikram Janardhan said. “We’re just coming out of stealth mode,” Jan ardhan said, adding that the approval is a major… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Insera Therapeutics ‘coming out of stealth mode’ after recent product approval
Sacramento-based Insera Therapeutics Inc. says it's ready to ramp up to commercialization now that it has approval to bring its medical device to Europe.   After nearly a decade developing a device for “minimally-invasive brain surgery” to remove blood clots during a stroke, the company recently received approval from the European Commission for its flagship product, CEO Vikram Janardhan said. “We’re just coming out of stealth mode,” Jan ardhan said, adding that the approval is a major… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Having very low cholesterol DOUBLES the risk of hemorrhagic strokes in women, study finds
A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that women with cholesterol 70 mg/dL were twice as likely to have a stroke compared to women with 100 mg/dL. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Very Low Cholesterol May Increase Stroke Risk
Researchers found that very low LDL, or “ bad ” cholesterol, and very low triglycerides are associated with an increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cholesterol Stroke Triglycerides Blood Pressure Hemorrhagic Stroke Hypertension Source Type: news

No Protective Effect of Moderate Drinking on Stroke Risk No Protective Effect of Moderate Drinking on Stroke Risk
Blood pressure and stroke risk steadily rise as alcohol intake increases, results from a large, prospective population-based study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news