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New devices warn of blackouts


September 7th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Two new devices are now available to monitor recurrent blackouts, which can cause death in 10 percent cases and injuries in 30 percent, a senior cardiologist ... Read more...

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Junk food could also damage brain, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Obesity-inducing junk food could also give you dementia through high blood pressure and cholesterol, which interrupt blood supply to the brain, says a study.Some animal studies ... Read more...

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Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study ... Read more...

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Head patch can monitor strokes better


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A head patch worn on the brow has been found promising in non-invasively monitoring blood oxygen among stroke patients. This device, known as frontal near-infrared spectroscopy ... Read more...

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Iraqi boy overcomes rare vein disorder in Delhi


December 14th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Sohran Jaffar from Iraq had lost all hope when his son Sirwan was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder three years ago that stopped blood supply to ... Read more...

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Microbubbles can deliver stroke drugs directly to brain


November 12th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Tiny bubbles of gas injected into the blood, can ease the passage of vital drugs to the brain and help protect it from the effects of a stroke.Bubbles ... Read more...

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Tiny bubbles ‘could deliver stroke drugs directly into the brain’


November 12th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists believe that bubbles could deliver a devastating blow to disease.Injected into the blood, tiny bubbles of gas can ease the passage of vital stroke drugs into the ... Read more...

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Heavy smoking doubles Alzheimer’s risk


October 27th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Middle-aged smokers who puff 40 cigarettes a day more than double their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.The study also found that heavy smoking greatly increased ... Read more...

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Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Quick response speeds up recovery of stroke victims


December 5th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Early intense therapy can significantly speed up the communication recovery of stroke patients, says a new study. A stroke impairs blood supply to the brain, which can cause lasting ... Read more...

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Migraine may up risk of stroke


November 17th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Migraine headaches are associated with more than twofold higher chances of the most common kind of stroke: those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut ... Read more...

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High cholesterol in midlife ‘ups late-life dementia risk’


August 5th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Increased cholesterol levels in midlife significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, says a new study.The study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘reduces gray matter in postmenopausal women’s brains’


June 19th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Obesity reduces volume of gray matter in the brains of postmenopausal women, according to a new study."A subset of women from the Pittsburgh Healthy Women Study (HWS) who ... Read more...

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Novel anaesthesia technique lets patients talk to surgeons during carotid surgery


June 6th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Ever imagined a patient being awake and communicating with the anaesthesiologist and surgeon during general anaesthesia? Well, thanks to a new "cooperative patient" anaesthesia technique, this could soon ... Read more...

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Heavy snoring risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis: Study


September 1st, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS)Heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis, which may progress to be associated with stroke.Carotid artery disease occurs when plaque builds up within the main ... Read more...

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Eat non-veg food to reduce heart attack risk: study


July 14th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vegetarians think again! Eat fish, meat, and chicken regularly to substantially reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke, finds a new survey conducted ... Read more...

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