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A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency, and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, th



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Drug company withheld information about faulty device in key trial of best selling anti-clotting drug

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 PDT

An investigation published by The BMJ today reveals that Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson and Johnson, withheld data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a faulty blood...



Help needed to identify post-stroke visual impairments

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool.



Earlier treatment with surgery to remove blood clot associated with less disability following stroke

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to...



Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage, research shows

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads - and how it could potentially be limited - has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers at the Universities...



Semaglutide reduced major cardiovascular events by 26% in adults with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Novo Nordisk has announced that semaglutide, an investigational glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue administered once-weekly, significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite endpoint...



Low statin use in people with diabetes despite cardioprotective effects, guidelines

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly 2 out of 5 people with diabetes who could benefit from statin therapy to lower their risk of future heart attack, stroke and related death were not prescribed one, according to a research...



Stroke: Innovative electrical stimulation glove improves hand function

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new therapy has been developed for stroke survivors to improve hand function using a glove to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the affected hand.



Study examines risk, risk factors for depression after stroke

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

During the first three months after stroke, the risk for depression was eight times higher than in a reference population of people without stroke, according to an article published online by JAMA...



Obesity does not predict equal risk for all stroke types

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for stroke. However, recent research shows that this risk is not equal across all types of stroke.



Review highlights the range of negative health effects linked with red meat consumption

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new review provides a comprehensive summary of the potential negative health effects of eating red meat.



Results of trial into anticoagulants for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients published

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Clinical trial finds edoxaban to be equally effective as current use of warfarin.



New oral anticoagulants provide same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less bleeding

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43 000 patients presented at ESC...



Late-onset asthma linked to increased heart disease, stroke risk

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

People who develop asthma as adults (late onset asthma) may also be at greater risk of developing heart disease and having a stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart...



"Reversible" blood thinner may cut bleeding risk

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In an academic-industrial collaboration, researchers have developed an antibody that blocks the formation of blood clots without triggering bleeding, a serious risk associated with current blood...



Stroke could be better predicted with biomarker discovery

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find people with high levels of four biomarkers may be at greater risk of stroke, which may pave the way for better prevention and treatment.



Many stroke patients experience delays in seeking and receiving care

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms.



Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage.



New study shows in-transit telemedicine speeds ischemic stroke treatment

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Patient evaluation by video in ambulances resulted in 13-minute faster administration of brain saving drugFor patients experiencing ischemic stroke - the leading cause of disability in the U.



Notion of 'healthy obesity' further challenged

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The existence of 'healthy obesity' has been questioned by health professionals and scientists. A new study provides further evidence against the condition.



Anemia may raise risk of death for stroke patients

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Stroke patients who have anemia or whose hemoglobin levels are too high may be at greater risk of death in the year after stroke, study finds.



Dementia risk increased with calcium supplements in certain women

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In seniors who have experienced cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, calcium supplements may increase the risk of dementia, study finds.



Recently approved cholesterol medication not cost-effective; Could substantially increase U.S. health care costs

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for...



Studying blood flow dynamics to identify the heart of vessel failure

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

When plaque, fatty deposits that build up on the inside of arteries, rupture and block blood flow, the results can be deadly.



Incidence of most fatal type of stroke decreasing rapidly in Finland - thanks to a decrease in smoking?

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A recently published study indicates that Finland's national tobacco policies seem to be radically reducing the incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal form of stroke.



Virtual world improves communication following stroke, says study

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London.