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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 drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Stroke hits women harder than men, says study


July 26th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) A stroke in any form hits women harder than men, robbing them of the very meaning of life, says a study from Sweden.Researchers at Danderyd Hospital, ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii helps stroke patients recover


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Stroke patients considered too far gone to regain use of affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilises the ... Read more...

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Scientists crack riddle of clot-busting enzyme


March 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the riddle of a clot-busting enzyme, potentially opening the way to more effective therapy for stroke, heart attack and cancer.Monash University researchers, led ... Read more...

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Stroke leaves victims exposed to malnutrition risk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 17 (IANS) A stroke could leave you with eating problems, with more than half risking malnutrition even three months after the attack.Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, studied ... Read more...

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Stent like device effective for removing blood clots


February 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An experimental stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment, a study reveals.Named SOLITAIRE, it has a self-expanding, stent-like design ... 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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Scientists pinpoint brain area that manages movement


December 6th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers have pinpointed the brain area that controls our ability to correct our movement after we have been hit or bumped. The fact that humans rapidly ... Read more...

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Magnets can help stroke patients speak


November 16th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Stimulating the brain with magnets is likely to improve the language skills of stroke survivors.Researchers led by Caroline Barwood from the University of Queensland's School of ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospitals launch robot for stroke treatment


October 29th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals, India's biggest corporate hospital chain, Saturday launched "stroke Robot" which enables real-time quality care to stroke patients in areas far away from major cities.The ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drug a boon for stroke patients


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) A commonly prescribed blood pressure lowering medication appears to kickstart recovery after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth. The discovery, based on a study using ... 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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Soon, stroke patients to recover hand mobility using sensor glove


April 27th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Stroke patients may soon be able to recover hand mobility as they play video games motion -- thanks to a glove developed at McGill University in Montreal.The ... Read more...

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Video games may boost stroke recovery


April 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): A research from St. Michael's Hospital has indicated that virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients.Patients who played video games, such ... Read more...

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Antidepressants could help with stroke recovery


April 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo, a University of Iowa ... 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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Less than 24 teeth may cause stroke


March 20th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) If you have less than 24 teeth, beware. It could lead to a stroke.Researchers calculate that those with fewer than 24 teeth are 60 percent more ... Read more...

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How a glove can change your perception of what’s right or wrong


March 11th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study from Max Planck Institute and University of Pennsylvania has found that right-handed people associate good with the right side of space and bad with the ... Read more...

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Irregular heart beat plus stroke may increase dementia risk


March 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia.Findings show that stroke survivors with ... Read more...

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Family involvement in exercise therapy benefits stroke patients


March 5th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that your family's involvement in your exercise therapy could significantly improve your function and recovery after stroke.Researchers found that adding family-assisted exercise therapy ... Read more...

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Illusion of three hands can help stroke patients


February 24th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists have created the illusion of having three hands - and made it so realistic that study subjects broke into a sweat when their ‘extra' limb was threatened ... Read more...

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Novel discovery could lead to new stroke therapy


February 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists at Lund University have discovered a substance that opens up the possibility of treatment up to two days after a stroke.The opportunities to treat a stroke have ... Read more...

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BP drug could harm stroke patients


February 13th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) A drug that lowers blood pressure could harm patients if given after a stroke, says a new study. A Norwegian study of 2,000 stroke patients, who had high ... Read more...

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New research looks at getting stroke patients back on the feet


February 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has found that structured and progressive treadmill walking and exercise programs for strength and balance yield similar results for patients one year after having stroke.The ... 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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Mother’s stroke history ‘can help predict daughter’s heart attack risk’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new research has suggested that a mother's stroke history can help predict her daughter's risk of heart attack.If you're a woman and your mother had a stroke, ... Read more...

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Study: Cooling brains of stroke patients could reduce risk of disabilities


January 25th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburg, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have found that cooling the brain greatly reduces the risk of death and disabilities that arise from stroke.The scientists are now lobbying European governments to provide ... Read more...

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Cooling stroke patients’ brains could aid recovery


January 24th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A group of Scottish doctors have suggested that cooling the brain of patients who have suffered a stroke could dramatically improve their recovery.They are joining others from across ... Read more...

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Study: Prozac is a multi-use drug; helps in stroke recovery too


January 11th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study claims that the drug, Prozac which is widely used as antidepressants can also potentially aid in the recovery of patients with mild to severe ... Read more...

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Prozac Shows Promise In Treating Stroke Patients, New Study Says


January 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that the well known antidepressant drug Prozac when given to patients undergoing a stroke, may help them in getting more control ... Read more...

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Prozac ‘helps stroke patients recover from paralysis’


January 10th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study has found that giving stroke patients antidepressant pill Prozac soon after the event, could help their recovery from paralysis.Researchers have shown more improvement in movement ... Read more...

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