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News tag: death rate


stroke

Novel treatment shows significant death rate drop in ischemic stroke patients


13 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new treatment for major ischemic strokes has been tested in Canada. Potentially cutting the death rate from stroke in half, the treatment has been developed at the University of Calgary using a brand new technology. When a large artery to the brain gets clogged up with a blood clot,…

smell

Failing sense of smell predicts death in older people


2 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Older people with serious deteriorating sense of smell have a high risk of dying withing five years, new research found. The research published in PLOS ONE reports that 39 percent of participants who failed a simple smell test died while the research was ongoing, while whose with moderate smell loss…