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This article posted by Crystal Phend Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Spreading out speech therapy during the chronic phase of post-stroke aphasia is better than a shorter intensive course with the same total rehab “dose,” a small study showed. Doing 6 hours per week for 8 weeks yielded significantly greater improvements on word retrieval measured […]

Stroke Hastens Cognitive Decline Cognitive scores drop faster after stroke, and impairment more likely – article by Crystal Phend Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Stroke is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and a higher onset of cognitive impairment, researchers found. Global cognition dropped by an average 0.10 points on the six-point Six-Item Screener immediately after […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In one of the first studies of its kind, brain researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that transcranial direct current stimulation significantly improved language skills in patients suffering from primary progressive aphasia, a rare nervous system syndrome that impairs language capabilities. The findings will […]

Giving uric acid (UA) with intravenous thrombolytic therapy to patients with acute ischemic stroke could help improve 90-day outcomes, particularly in women, Spanish researchers have found. Read More

Researchers in The University of Arizona’s Aphasia Research Project, assisted by volunteer participants, study how physical brain structure and speaking, reading and writing disorders are related. They are discovering more effective treatments not only for those with speech problems, but for those with spelling and writing disorders, called “agraphia,” those with reading disorders, called “alexia,” […]

According to a study released at the International Stroke Conference, gender plays a role in a caregiver’s health. The study revealed that women, especially those caring for their spouses, were much more likely to develop serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Women Are More At Risk In general, female caregivers […]

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows. Researchers analyzed data from more than 220,000 people in Sweden who suffered a stroke between 2001 and 2012. Read On

Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain. Article posted by Robert Preidt on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 for Health Day News TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A pouch-like structure in the heart may be the source of some strokes […]

Keep drinking that comforting cup of morning Joe—it could help prevent a stroke. A recent study published in the journal Stroke found that consuming one cup of coffee per day can decrease stroke risk by up to 20%. Researchers followed 82,369 men and women in Japan over the course of 13 years and found those […]

Prolonged sleep could be a useful marker of increased stroke risk in an aging population. Article posted to Stroke Rounds / MedPage Today on February 27, 2015 by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer Getting too little sleep each night has been linked to an increased risk for stroke, but sleeping too much may also raise stroke […]