Health Problems

Decrease in stroke incidence continued through 2017 in ARIC

(HealthDay)—In the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, the decrease in stroke rates reported for 1987 to 2011 extended to 2017, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in JAMA Neurology. Silvia Koton, Ph.D., R.N., from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and colleagues examined data from the ARIC study to examine whether stroke incidence […]

Health Problems

High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills

High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “People who suffer strokes often have difficulty walking and impaired balance. Rehabilitation after a stroke traditionally focuses on patients practicing low-intensity walking, usually […]

Health Problems

Regulating blood supply to limbs improves stroke recovery

Cutting off and then restoring blood supply to a limb following a stroke reduces tissue damage and swelling and improves functional recovery, according to a new study in mice published in JNeurosci. The simple, noninvasive technique could be developed into a treatment for stroke patients of varying severity. Remote ischemic limb conditioning utilizes a blood […]

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Widespread aspirin use despite few benefits, high risks

Medical consensus once supported daily use of low dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke in people at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). But in 2018, three major clinical trials cast doubt on that conventional wisdom, finding few benefits and consistent bleeding risks associated with daily aspirin use. Taken together, the findings led […]

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Hairdresser claims GP dismissed her stroke as tonsillitis

Hairdresser claims GP dismissed her stroke as tonsillitis in blunder that left her needing emergency brain surgery and lying in hospital for eight weeks Christine Morgan felt a ‘whooshing sensation’ as she coloured a client’s hair  The 64-year-old’s husband and now full-time carer called an out-of-hours GP  She was told she had tonsillitis after they […]

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Antibiotics may also predispose to heart attacks?

Women should be careful in the use of antibiotics The use of antibiotics brings with it various health risks. Researchers have now found that women who take longer than two months antibiotics, are at an increased risk for the development of heart attack or stroke. In a recent study by Tulane University in New Orleans, […]

Personal Health

Stent and SURGERY to protect against stroke

In the case of a narrowed carotid artery, a stroke to prevent, there are two methods of treatment: a Stent or surgery. Researchers at the University of Basel have compared both methods and found that they come with similar risks to comparable results. For the treatment of a narrowed carotid artery, two methods are applied: […]