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Higher Levels of Physical Activity Are Associated with Lower Risks for Several Diseases. Breast and colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke risks were all affected by activity level. WHO recommends a minimum 600 metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes weekly for health benefits (e.g., walking briskly [4.3 METs] for 30 minutes for 5 days each week). […]

Many stroke patients experience unnecessary delays in presentation to medical services. A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms. The study included 150 patients with a confirmed transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke who presented to a clinic in England during a […]

Many stroke patients experience unnecessary delays in presentation to medical services. This article is from Medical News and posted 8/23/16. A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms. The study included 150 patients with a confirmed transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke […]

ABC is a strong and powerful voice for people with disabling brain disorders bringing together organizations that represent concerned and interested patients, families, and professionals. This voice will be used to advocate for increased support of research that will lead to better treatment; services and support that will improve patients’ quality of life; as well […]

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — The road to recovery for stroke victims can often be long and difficult, but some patients are now seeing incredible recoveries thanks to a new kind of stem cell treatment. Five years ago, 31-year-old Sonia Coontz suffered a devastating stroke that severely damaged her brain. It partially paralyzed the young woman on […]

iBOT Poised for Comeback Toyota and Dean Kamen Enter an Agreement to Facilitate Innovations that Foster Mobility Solutions for the Disabled Community. May 21, 2016 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions […]

By studying the brains of stroke survivors, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified the distinct parts of the brain that control spelling. Their research could lead to better therapies for spelling recovery. The research, published in the journal Brain, linked basic spelling difficulties for the first time with damage to seemingly unrelated regions of […]

SUNDAY, March 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Toxic buildup of a protein in the brain’s language centers may help drive a rare form of dementia that causes people to lose their ability to use language, a new study finds. Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago used high-tech imaging to track the buildup of amyloid protein […]

Caregivers feeling strained by their duties for a spouse were more likely to suffer strokes, a study found. Spousal caregivers who reported being under moderate or severe strain had a 5.1% rate of incident stroke, compared with 2.6% among propensity-matched people who were not caregivers (hazard ratio 1.958, 95% confidence interval 1.002-3.828), Sindhu Lakkur, PhD, […]

Family and other unpaid caregivers perform many activities on a regular basis as they help an older adult. These include making appointments, ordering and keeping track of medicines, assisting with personal care, shopping, doing housework, and providing transportation. Such caregivers play a crucial role in helping manage disabled adults, but are often invisible in the […]