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Are erratic heartbeats tied to unexplained strokes?


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Occasional erratic heartbeats seem to trigger about a fifth of unexplained strokes, while a third of the survivors leave hospital with the cause of their stroke ... Read more...

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Stroke, cardio diseases take ‘enormous toll’ on Hollywood stars


February 12th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study from University of California, Los Angeles, has revealed that stroke and cardiovascular diseases take an enormous toll on Hollywood actors."Since this is the first time ... Read more...

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Acute anemia ups risk of silent strokes in kids


February 12th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that severely anemic kids, especially those with sickle cell disease, are at a higher risk of having silent strokes.One-quarter to one-third of children ... Read more...

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Tool predicts death probability from stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict death probability in patients after an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, ... Read more...

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New online tool predicts probability of death in patients after stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after an ischemic stroke.The study, conducted by researchers at St. Michael's ... Read more...

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Robot therapy can improve arm, shoulder mobility in stroke patients


February 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that therapy in which robots manipulate paralyzed arms, combined with standard rehabilitation, can improve arm and shoulder mobility in patients after stroke.Patients on ... Read more...

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Study linking diet soda to stroke risk is seriously flawed: Experts


February 11th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The study presented during a poster session at the International Stroke Conference claiming an association between diet soft drink consumption and increased risk of stroke and heart attack ... Read more...

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Drug from Indian spice builds brain cells after stroke


February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-hued Indian spice turmeric, helps build brain cells after stroke, research has found. Those who cook Indian dishes ... Read more...

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New hybrid drug, derived from turmeric, may benefit stroke victims


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have created a new molecule from curcumin, a chemical component of the golden-colored spice turmeric, and found that it affects mechanisms that protect ... Read more...

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Need to spread stroke awareness, says Trivedi


March 13th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) There is an urgent need to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases like stroke and diabetes, Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi said here Friday. "Non-communicable diseaseS require ... Read more...

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Stents as good as surgery for unclogging carotid arteries


February 27th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A landmark trial has found that stents are as good as surgery for unclogging carotid arteries.Loyola University Medical Center is among the hospitals that enrolled patients in the ... Read more...

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More young people having strokes


February 25th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 25 (ANI): Experts are raising health concerns after observing increasing number of stroke incidents among younger adults.Data from Ohio and Kentucky showed that more young people were having ... Read more...

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Strokes can happen to children too


February 25th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Children can have strokes too that can be recurrent, according to pediatric researchers.Unfortunately, boffins said, the strokes often go unrecognized the first time, and the child does not ... Read more...

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Vitamin B3 may help in treatment of stroke


February 25th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Vitamin B3 or niacin, a common water-soluble vitamin, may help improve neurological function after stroke, an early study suggests.When rats with ischemic stroke were given niacin, their brains ... Read more...

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Single men, unhappily married men at increased fatal stroke risk


February 25th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 25 (ANI): Get married? Well, then be grateful, for according to a new study, single men and unhappily married men may face a higher risk of fatal stroke in later ... Read more...

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Women less likely to suffer stroke after mini-stroke


February 24th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Women are less likely than men to have a stroke after mini-stroke, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Yale ... Read more...

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Ultrasound-tPA combo more effective for stroke


February 20th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Scientists presenting a study at the American Stroke Association''s International Stroke Conference in San Diego revealed that an experimental therapy using tiny bubbles activated by transcranial Doppler ... Read more...

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Living near fast food joints ups stroke risk


February 20th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): People who live in neighbourhoods with numerous fast food outlets are more likely to have a stroke, a new study has found.Large numbers of fast food restaurants ... Read more...

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Stroke risk factors indicate faster cognitive decline in older people


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham have reported that older people with the highest risk of stroke are more likely to have the highest rate of ... Read more...

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Daytime dozing may increase stroke risk in elderly


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that regular daytime dozing is linked to a significantly increased risk of stroke in older people.The study, reported at the American Stroke Associations ... Read more...

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For the aged, daytime doze not such a good idea


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in what they call a "novel risk factor" for strokes, especially among the elderly: dozing during the day. A study by researchers at Columbia ... Read more...

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Moderate aerobics may lower stroke risk


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by admin
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Moderate but not excessive aerobic exercise can lower the risk of stroke for both men and women, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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