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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 […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Early endovascular clot removal improved stroke outcomes over medical treatment with thrombolytics alone, three trials showed here in what was seen as major verification that would change practice. In the EXTEND-IA trial, more brain was reperfused 24 hours after endovascular thrombectomy in patients getting alteplase (Activase) than those getting the thrombolytic alone […]

Paramedics may be first line of treatment for stroke, an article posted by NIH NIH study demonstrates feasibility of getting drugs to stroke patients faster There is no time to waste when it comes to stroke. The more time that passes between stroke onset and treatment, the worse the outcome is for the patient. A […]

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Promote Self-healing Posted by Teresa Bitler Jan 26 2015 Stem Cells Explained Stem cells are the body’s building blocks. As they divide, they generate specialized cells, such as blood cells, heart muscle, or bone. Under the right conditions, stem cells can be guided to regenerate and repair damaged tissue, including […]

Stroke recently published a study finding a higher stroke risk with heavy drinking. MedPage Today clinical research reviewer F. Perry Wilson, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, gives it the once-over in this short video feature. In the study of 11,644 middle-age Swedish twins followed for 43 years, drinking more than two alcoholic […]

Compelling Evidence That Modern Endovascular Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes. This research article posted December 17, 2014 by Hooman Kamel, MD reviewing Berkhemer OA et al. In the MR CLEAN randomized clinical trial, modern endovascular stroke therapies doubled the odds of a good neurological outcome in patients with severe ischemic stroke and documented intracranial large-artery occlusion. […]