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News tag: Stroke


Air pollution linked to stroke and dementia

27 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Adding to the already wide array of inconveniences, air pollution can lead to stroke and dementia, new research indicates. The study led by Elissa H. Wilker of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the Harvard T.H. Chan Public School of Public Health…


Novel method of treating stroke shows positive results

20 Apr, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Following removal of the clot causing a stroke, the use of standard medication improves the blood flow to the brain, and may result in better long term outcomes, new study found. Co-author of the study Dr. Demetrius Lopes, surgical director of the comprehensive stroke center at Rush University Medical Center…


Label change required in US for testosterone drugs

4 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
All drugs containing testosterone will need new labels indicating the increased risk of heart attack and strokes associated with the hormone, US Food and Drug Administration said. It is estimated millions of Americans use testosterone drugs, prompting FDA to mention that testosterone should not be used to treat common conditions…


Drank in moderation, coffee consumption reduces risk of stroke, heart disease

3 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Extending the list of health benefits, drinking three to five cups of coffee a day has been linked to reduced risk of stroke or heart attack, a major new study found. After examining 25,000 middle age men and women, researchers noticed that those who drank the least and the most…


Long sleepers claim a higher risk of stroke

26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People who sleep more than eight hours a night have a higher risk of stroke, new sleep research shows. The study of long sleepers – people sleeping more than eight hours a night – have 46 percent higher risk of having a stroke compared to people who sleep between six…


People develop resistance to aspirin, affecting stroke accident rate

25 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Aspirin has been the “go-to” prescription medicine for simple remedies, but with a fate similar to many antibiotics, it might have been prescribed too much so people are developing aspirin resistance, a new study has found. “Aspirin resistance is an important predictor of severe stroke and large stroke size in…

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Urgent action needed on obesity in women to prevent risks to babies

18 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Strategies to prevent young women become obese are urgently needed as pregnancy would have damaging consequences for themselves and their babies, scientists claim in a major European research project. According to researchers associated with the Dorian consortium, children of obese mothers are more likely to develop heart disease, have a…


Helmet-like portable device helps stokes patients

4 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A portable stroke-diagnostic machine will be tested in Australia for the first time, as it could help about 80 percent of patients suffering with the condition, according to a recent report. As the sudden traumas of the brain have severe and often fatal consequences, getting help in the first four…


Men living alone face higher risk of early death

21 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Men who live alone have a higher risk of dying early in the long-term compared to other men, a new study found. “Among the conceivable causes are that people who live alone lead less healthy lives, are less prone to take their medication and tend to wait longer before going…


Many use preventive aspirin inappropriately

13 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many Americans who use low doses of aspirin to prevent a first-time heart attack or stroke, do so inappropriately, a new study suggests. Of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults who use long-term prescription aspirin, about 12 percent should not have been getting the prescription in the first place. The findings were…