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FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these issues developed symptoms within a day […]

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Diabetes medication may protect against a common cause of blindness: Metformin may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration

Researchers from Taiwan have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who took a common diabetes medication, metformin, had a significantly lower rate of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study suggests that the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of metformin can protect against AMD while it controls diabetes. The research will be presented today at AAO […]

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Stroke care gains in Puerto Rico falter after Hurricane Maria

A project aimed at improving the inequalities in stroke care between Puerto Rico and the mainland did just that—until Hurricane Maria roared ashore last September and further hobbled the territory’s already inadequate health care system, experts say. Researchers at the University of Miami started the Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities knowing stroke patients […]

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Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly

A study of nearly 1,000 individuals who had had a stroke found that those who had been doing 4 hours per week of light or 2–3 hours each week of moderate activity had less severe strokes than those who had not been exercising. The researchers defined light activity as walking at normal pace and moderate […]