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2010-09-29 09:18:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Acupuncture is a new growing trend among healthcare treatments. It is used as treatment for nearly every ailment, disorder, and injury, but this study has shown acupuncture is not effective for treating stroke victims. Acupuncture is usually used as an alternative form of rehabilitation for stroke victims, even though its effectiveness was always uncertain. The study was the most valuable knowledge to date about acupuncture and stroke. It included 10 studies,...

2010-07-06 13:11:00

Music therapy provided by trained music therapists may help to improve movement in stroke patients, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. A few small trials also suggest a wider role for music in recovery from brain injury. More than 20 million people suffer strokes each year. Many patients acquire brain injuries that affect their movement and language abilities, which results in significant loss of quality of life. Music therapists are trained in techniques that stimulate brain...

2010-06-28 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New avenues are unfolding for companies engaged in leveraging medical technologies to unleash devices that target debilitating neurological disorders. The emerging market is showing signs of promising returns for both entrepreneurs and investors in clinical application areas such as refractory epilepsy, treatment resistant depression, stroke rehabilitation, incontinence, and retinal degenerative disorders. The availability of a huge amount of...

2010-06-16 13:47:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SanBio Inc. (www.san-bio.com) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the clinical testing of their SB623 regenerative medicine product in patients suffering from disability caused by cerebral stroke. SB623 is derived from bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) isolated from healthy adult donors. This Phase 1/2a clinical trial will test the safety of SB623 when implanted in the damaged regions of the...

2010-05-25 07:44:40

On the 40th anniversary of the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, stroke leaders from around the world celebrated stroke research accomplishments and set an agenda for the future, according to a special report in the journal. "The past 40 years have seen more advances in stroke than the previous four millennia," said Vladimir Hachinski, M.D., editor of Stroke and distinguished university professor of neurology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada....

2010-05-24 16:27:00

Report highlights: - The medical journal Stroke is now 40 years old, and its editors note that there have been more advances in stroke in the last 40 years than in the previous 4,000. - In honor of the anniversary, an international gathering of stroke experts set an ambitious agenda for the future, including a major focus on brain health and stroke prevention. DALLAS, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 40th anniversary of the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association,...

2010-04-19 15:22:00

LANGHORNE, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center will host Take 2 to Save 2 on May 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Northampton Valley Country Club, 10 Harmony Drive, in Richboro, PA, in partnership with the American Stroke Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The program features nationally recognized Gospel Music performers Myron Butler and Dottie Peoples; famous comedian Charles Walden; and Dr. Emil Matarese, a national ambassador...

2010-04-12 15:06:57

Rodent study highlights need for human clinical trials of drugs shown to increase growth of new neurons A study at the Buck Institute for Age Research suggests a new strategy for the treatment of stroke. Research in rodents shows the growth of new neurons, also known as neurogenesis, lessens the severity of stroke and dramatically improves function following a stroke. The research suggests that drugs shown to promote neurogenesis in rodents could have benefits for human stroke victims and...

2010-03-09 15:55:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers in adults. Spasticity is common after stroke, traumatic brain injury, or the progression of multiple sclerosis. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) "Muscles affected by spasticity have increased stiffness and tightness, which may lead to pain,...

2010-02-26 10:53:00

Study highlights: -- High-intensity, repetitive rehabilitation exercises, whether assisted by a robot or human, can improve movement in a stroke patient's paralyzed arm, even years after the disabling event. -- The finding challenges the notion that little rehabilitation can occur a year after stroke. -- Intense training could potentially improve leg paralysis or cognitive problems long after a stroke, researchers said. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-intensity,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.