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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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Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What is the Difference?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What is a stroke, what is an aneurysm, and are they connected? Learn about the telltale symptoms, risk factors and how they may be treated.

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles.

Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, other disorders

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis.

Stroke risk higher for younger than older pregnant women

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

When it comes to stroke risk during pregnancy, a new study suggests younger expectant mothers are at greater risk than older women.

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population.

Basal Ganglia Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

What happens when a stroke occurs in the basal ganglia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent strokes from occurring.

Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes.

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.

Stroke clearly is a brain disease: International experts concerned about WHO moves in classification process

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

"The medical rationale for stroke being a disease of the brain is overwhelming." This is the key message of an urgent appeal launched by leading neurology experts in The Lancet.

Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants...

Transplantation with induced neural stem cells improves stroke recovery in mice

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study to determine whether induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), a type of somatic cell directly differentiated into neural stem cells, could exert therapeutic effects when transplanted into mice...

Smartphone app could be used to test for potentially fatal irregular heart rate

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Method cheap and accessible; in two thirds of cases detected, there were no symptoms.

Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Lowering systolic blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, according to a study led by Loyola University...

"Virtual physiotherapist" helps paralysed patients exercise using computer games

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research.

Targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors may be important across a lifetime

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New findings suggest that all adults, including those over 65, should be mindful of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Stroke vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Heart attacks and strokes share many similarities, but are very different life-threatening medical emergencies. Knowing the differences is crucial.

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose.

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.