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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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Squirrels and stroke treatment: What's the connection?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

The process by which the brains of ground squirrels are protected against low oxygen during hibernation could lead to a new treatment for ischemic stroke.



Do you have high blood pressure? You might, based on new guidelines

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Almost half of adults in the United States are now classified as hypertensive, following a change to the guidelines for high blood pressure.



Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

People who experience migraine with aura - but not migraine without aura - could face a 27 percent greater risk of stroke, a new study finds.



Scientists probe link between stroke and cancer

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research that finds that higher rates of cancer, especially advanced cancer, are diagnosed in stroke survivors than the general population.



How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.



Methamphetamine use linked to heightened stroke risk in the young

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

The stimulant methamphetamine, also popularly known as 'speed,' 'ice' and 'meth,' is linked to a heightened risk of stroke among young people, reveals a review of the available evidence, published...



Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Respiratory depression is when a person's breathing rate and depth is especially low. This can cause potentially life-threatening complications.



First aid for stroke: What do you do?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

When someone suffers a stroke, it can be very distressing. Knowing what to do can make all the difference to preserving the persons health.



Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke.



Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits...



What is paresthesia? Causes and symptoms

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Paresthesia is a condition characterized by a burning sensation in the extremities. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention.



Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PST

Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year...



The 10 best stroke blogs

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

Stroke blogs provide useful information from organizations and individuals who have experienced a stroke. Here are our top 10 stroke blog choices.



New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...



Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.



Wallenberg's syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is Wallenberg’s syndrome and who may be most at risk? Learn about the causes of Wallenberg’s syndrome, how it is diagnosed, and ongoing research.



Long-term risk of recurrent stroke under-recognized

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PST

Stroke and TIA survivors without early complications are often discharged. But new research indicates that these patients are at increased long-term risk.



What is a thrombus? Causes and types

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is a thrombus? In this article, we explore the different types of thrombus, their causes and symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.



New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again.



Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication, study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients' own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for...



Can shingles raise the risk of heart attack?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

The cardiovascular dangers of shingles are investigated in a new study, providing more evidence that the risk of stroke and heart attack is increased.



Multiple births linked to improved stroke recovery

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study of female mice has suggested that while giving birth multiple times may raise stroke risk, it may also improve recovery from stroke.



Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and...



A-fib patients at lower stroke, death risk with early cardiology care

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PST

Receiving cardiology care within 90 days of atrial fibrillation diagnosis may lower patients' stroke and death risks by up to 11 percent, study finds.



Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PST

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup. Strokes have several signs that can alert someone to the need for emergency care.