ischemic stroke

Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-fold


August 29th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 29 (IANS) Patients who resume smoking after a stroke tend to face a three-fold increase in death-risk, says an Italian study.Researchers led by Furio Colivicchi, professor at the ... Read more...

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New device removes clots from brain


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.In a recent clinical trial, the ... 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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Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a ... Read more...

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Long term diabetics exposed to triple stroke-risk


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) People suffering from diabetes for 10 years or more face triple the risk of stroke, compared to non-diabetics, says a new study.This is the first study ... Read more...

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Eating citrus fruit may lower stroke risk


February 24th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A compound in citrus fruits may reduce women's stroke risk, a study has said.The study examines how consuming flavonoid subclasses affects the risk of stroke, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Strokes hit smokers earlier than others


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 3 (IANS) Not only are smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost a decade younger than non-smokers when they have them. Researchers studied 982 stroke ... Read more...

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Study reveals that 1 in 7 strokes take place during sleep


May 10th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cincinnati, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has identified that about 1 in 7 strokes happen during sleep. The find is significant because getting to the hospital early helps to save ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve blood flow after stroke


April 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help may help restore blood flow after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

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People with sleep apnea face stroke risk


April 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): A new study has warned that persons with serious cases of sleep apnea-which is basically characterized by intense snoring accompanied by prolonged pauses in breathing (more than ten ... Read more...

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Non-invasive brain stimulation ‘improves swallowing ability post stroke’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a pilot study, researchers found that stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did ... Read more...

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Depression, age, medical problems linked to dependence post stroke


March 15th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A study has indicated that people who have stroke are more likely to be dependent if they are depressed, older or have other medical problems."Post-stroke depression is ... Read more...

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Increasing triglyceride level ‘linked to high risk of stroke’


February 21st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women.However, higher cholesterol levels were ... 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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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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Study: Brain stimulation helps lower blood pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Britain have made a major breakthrough when they successfully used deep brain simulation to treat refractory hypertension.The breakthrough is most significant because doctors have been ... Read more...

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People with HIV ‘three times more likely to have a stroke’


January 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be up to three times more likely to have a stroke compared to those not affected with HIV, new research ... Read more...

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Recovery Of Patients From A Stroke Could Be Assisted By Multiuse Drugs Such As Prozac


January 11th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 11, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Depression drugs could facilitate the sufferers of a stroke to restore their motor skills in months as well as lighten the patients' depression, as per ... Read more...

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Compound derived from turmeric has neuroprotective effects


December 16th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Two new studies suggest that a compound derived from curry spice turmeric may have clinical promise for ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI), which currently lack good ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle ‘cuts risk of first stroke by 80pc’


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Those who make healthy lifestyle choices- such as not smoking, eating a low-fat diet high in fruits and vegetables, drinking in moderation, exercising regularly and maintaining a normal ... Read more...

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More sleep may trigger stroke risk in women


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has found that women who slept for 10 hours or more had a 63 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept seven ... Read more...

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Minor electric current to brain ‘improves stroke patients’ motor skills’


November 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study states that a non-invasive electric stimulation technique administered to both sides of the brain can help stroke patients who have lost motor skills in their ... Read more...

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CT scans can identify cause of some strokes: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Multidetector computed tomography (CT) helps pinpoint the causes of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke, according to a new study.An ischemic stroke occurs when blockage in ... Read more...

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New therapy could restore mobility in stroke victims


November 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) A new drug therapy could unlock paralysed arms and legs of stroke and head injury victims and radically ease their lives.The discovery by researchers from the University ... Read more...

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MRI may predict stroke onset


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Scientists have found that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain could expand the number of stroke patients eligible for a potentially life-saving treatment.Some patients who suffer an ... Read more...

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Insulin resistance may be linked to stroke risk


October 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, is associated with ... Read more...

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1 in 4 stroke patients discontinue prescription drugs within 3 months


August 10th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A quarter of stroke patients discontinue one or more of their prescribed secondary stroke prevention medications within three months of hospitalisation for an acute stroke, finds a study.Dr. ... Read more...

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Single drink doubles stroke risk for an hour


July 16th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The risk of stroke appears to double in the hour after consuming just one drink - be it wine, beer or hard liquor. "The impact of alcohol on your ... Read more...

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Stroke risk doubles for an hour after drinking alcohol: Study


July 16th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The risk of stroke appears to double in the hour after consuming just one drink - be it wine, beer or hard liquor - according to a new ... Read more...

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Stroke complications steal 2 years of healthy life


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Complications shortly after a stroke deprive patients of about two years of healthy life, according to new research.In a study of more than 1,200 patients suffering from ischemic ... Read more...

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10 risk factors trigger 90pct of strokes


June 19th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 19 (ANI): Ten common risk factors trigger more than 90 per cent of strokes, a new research reveals.The Canadian-led study appears in The Lancet.The researchers, led by Salim Yusuf ... Read more...

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Now, ‘vacuum cleaner’ to suck out strokes


June 9th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain can now be sucked out, thanks to a 'clot vacuum cleaner'.Twenty-seven Calgary patients were rescued from massive strokes using the ... Read more...

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‘Silent’ brain damage could point to increased stroke risk


June 8th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Being young doesn't imply you are immune to a stroke.According to result of research from Hopital Notre Dame in Montreal, two silent factors − leukoaraiosis and silent ... Read more...

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Early treatment doubles survival chances after stroke


May 15th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Patients who receive treatment within 90 minutes of a stroke attack are twice as likely to increase the chances of good recovery, say researchers. Researchers from University of Glasgow ... Read more...

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