Latest strokes Stories

2012-06-25 23:01:08

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "We are now offering to help women who used the birth control pills called Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, and then had a heart attack, blood clot, or other very serious health side affects get to the best attorneys." According to the New York Times, "In September of 2009, the US FDA released a warning letter sent to Bayer Pharmaceuticals over Yaz & Yasmin. The letter indicates that the drug maker hid out-of-specification test results for key ingredients in the...

Study Recommends More People Be Given Statins
2012-05-18 09:09:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report published in The Lancet states that more people should be given cholesterol-lowering drugs and statins to help decrease the number of strokes and heart attacks. Statins have been known to help people who have a high risk of having a heart attack and a stroke. However, medical professionals have debated medicating healthy people, whether it works and if it´s socially acceptable. Statins are thought to be connected to liver problems, kidney...

May Is National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
2012-05-03 04:51:11

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com May is the month to raise awareness on multiple issues. There´s Healthy Vision Month, as promoted by the National Eye Institute. Now there´s the National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month, promoted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to the HHS, one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure (otherwise known as hypertension). Hypertension is called “the silent killer”...

2012-05-02 21:20:19

After nearly 13 years of study and intense debate, a pair of new papers from the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania have confirmed exactly how a once-popular class of anti-inflammatory drugs leads to cardiovascular risk for people taking it. It has been almost eight years since Vioxx® was withdrawn by Merck from the market, provoking an intense controversy about the role inhibitors of the enzyme COX-2 play in causing heart attacks and strokes. Since then,...

2012-03-27 05:16:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- There is only one stroke treatment option available today and with such a high rate of individuals suffering from strokes, many would agree that a new solution is necessary. Now researchers from Stanford University have shown that by removing a matching set of molecules responsible for assisting in regulation of the brain's capacity for forming and breaking connections between nerve cells could greatly increase recovery from a stroke just days after occurring....

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