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2014-02-14 11:10:42

Abstract TMP66 (Room Hall G) Suffering an injury to the head or neck increases ischemic stroke risk three-fold among trauma patients younger than 50, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. "These findings are important because strokes after trauma might be preventable," said Christine Fox, M.D., M.A.S., lead author and assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco. Researchers studied...

Stroke Risk Can Be Reduced If You Just Break A Sweat
2013-07-19 08:54:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of Americans who may be at risk of having a stroke should be happy to know just a little exercise can reduce that risk by as much as 20 percent when that exercise includes breaking a sweat. A number of risk factors for stroke have been previously identified, including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and not being physically active. Researchers, publishing new research in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal...

2013-06-25 12:10:03

The excess risk of death from ischemic (due to reduced blood flow), but not hemorrhagic (due to bleeding), stroke in US black children has decreased over the past decade, according to a study by Laura L. Lehman, M.D., of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues. The study analyzed death certificate data from the National Center for Health Statistics for all children who died from 1988 through 2007 in the United States. Among 1.6 billion person-years of US children (1988-2007), there were...

2013-06-20 23:18:06

People who experience any stroke symptoms–but do not have a stroke–may also be more likely to develop problems with memory and thinking, according to new research published in the June 19, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "'Silent strokes' that cause small areas of brain damage have been tied to memory and thinking problems, but it has been difficult to study these 'silent strokes' due to the cost and inconvenience...

2013-06-19 14:00:03

In a study that included nearly 60,000 patients with acute ischemic stroke, thrombolytic treatment (to help dissolve a blood clot) that was started more rapidly after symptom onset was associated with reduced in-hospital mortality and intracranial hemorrhage and higher rates of independent walking ability at discharge and discharge to home, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA. "Intravenous (IV) tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) is a treatment of proven benefit for...

2013-04-25 10:54:28

The teenage years may be a key period of vulnerability related to living in the "stroke belt" when it comes to future stroke risk, according to a new study published in the April 24, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More people have strokes and die of strokes in the southeastern area known as the stroke belt than in the rest of the United States. So far, research has shown that only part of the difference can be explained by...

Stroke Victims Under The Age Of 50 More Likely To Die Within Two Decades
2013-03-20 10:04:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adults who suffer a stroke before the age of 50 are far more likely to die within the next two decades than the general population, according to a new study published in Wednesday´s edition of JAMA. According to background information presented with the study, six million people die as a result of stroke, which is a loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the brain´s blood supply. While it primarily affects the...

2013-02-01 13:21:09

An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke. By exploring the genetic variants linked with blood clotting — a process that can lead to a stroke — scientists have discovered a gene which is associated with large vessel and cardioembolic stroke but has no connection to small vessel stroke. Published...

Strokes - Not Just For Old People Anymore
2012-10-11 11:11:03

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scary reality, especially for those of us with aging parents, is the possibility of stroke and its debilitating effects. When a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, a stroke or “brain attack” can occur as the flow of blood to the brain is interrupted. With either of these situations, brain cells will begin to die and brain damage occurs. Many health experts have recognized the need to address a...

2012-08-31 10:16:46

Inflammatory marker is linked with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers African Americans have higher blood levels of a protein associated with increased heart-disease risk than European Americans, despite higher "good" HDL cholesterol and lower "bad" triglyceride levels. This contradictory observation now may be explained, in part, by a genetic variant identified in the first large-scale, genome-wide association study of this protein involving 12,000 African American...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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