All posts tagged "stroke"

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    Developing Better Drugs for Heart Attacks and Strokes

    Two “snapshots” of a receptor which are of critical importance for blood coagulation may lead to tailor-made blood-thinning substances for heart attack and stroke patients whose effects are reversible and better controllable than those of current therapies....

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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  • Activities in Home and Garden Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in Seniors

    Moderate activity in and around the home in the form of DIY and gardening can improve health and extend life in seniors, according to a new study. The study underlines that getting active can involve routine activities,...

    • Posted October 29, 2013
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  • Stroke Patients Quickly Given Clot-Busting Drugs Have Better Outcomes

    Quick delivery of drugs to break down blood clots is key to improved outcomes, a new study suggests. Researchers following thousands of stroke patients have found that immediate treatment is linked to better long-term recovery, and the...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • Coordinating Stroke Care in a Region Reduces Mortality

    Organizing stroke care across a health region can lead to significant improvements for patients, a new study has found. After implementing a coordinated care system, the number of deaths from stroke has decreased, and patients have improved...

    • Posted May 27, 2013
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  • Strokes Affecting Younger and Younger People

    The age at which people tend to suffer their first stroke is decreasing, according to a recent study. Researchers suspect that an increase in metabolic diseases such as obesity are linked to the trend. New research reveals...

    • Posted October 16, 2012
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  • Smoking After Stroke Strongly Increases Risk of Death

    Smoking is known to increase the risk of a stroke, and a new study shows it also significantly increases the risk of death after stroke. Researchers have found that patients that smoke after suffering a stroke have...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • New Clot-Busting Tools More Effective for Stroke Treatment

    New tools for removing blood clots from patients after a stroke are a significant improvement over their predecessors, a newly published study has found. The new device, called the Trevo Retriver, restored blood flow more quickly, which...

    • Posted August 29, 2012
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  • Shift Workers Have More Heart Attacks and Strokes

    Forcibly changing the body’s clock to work shifts is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. The finding comes from a newly published meta-analysis of the data of previous studies, which...

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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  • Diet Poor in Vitamin D Linked to Stroke Risk

    Vitamin D is essential for many functions of the body, including bone health. A new study has found that it is also key for cardiovascular health. A diet deficient in vitamin D-rich foods is a risk factor...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Careful Management Makes a Big Difference for Stroke Recovery

    Careful care of patients after a stroke can strongly impact recovery, a new report has found. Meticulous management of a number of relatively simple factors, such as body position, are linked to a significant improvement in outcome....

    • Posted May 16, 2012
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