Stroke

New study aims to address problems swallowing stroke

Jan 31, 2018 | | Say something

Researchers are testing a new treatment that could help people who have problems swallowing after a apoplexy. These difficulties, known as dysphagia, affecting almost half of people with acute stroke. The consequences of the condition can be fatal. A treatment known as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can help stimulate brain activity in the part […more]

long-term use paracetamol ‘may increase the risk of stroke’

Dec 6, 2017 | | Say something

The long-term use of paracetamol may increase the risk of stroke and attack heart, according to new research. scientists in the UK, led by Professor Philip Conaghan the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, reviewed eight existing studies that evaluated the association between long-term use of paracetamol and the main problems health among adults. […more]

You know what you eat 100 grams of chocolate a day can do for your health?

Dec 5, 2017 | | Say something

There is much more than chocolate being just a guilty pleasure. A new study reveals that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate daily cuts diseases heart and Career risks. Read: Good news for chocolate lovers – tastier, the healthiest chocolate soon During the study, the EPIC-Norfolk participants were monitored for an average of almost […more]

risk of stroke after carotid stent implant raised by re-inflate the balloon

Nov 19, 2017 | | Say something

The risk of stroke and death can be duplicated by a common practice in the stent, new research has found. Used to treat patients with blocked arteries in the neck, the stent is to prop open narrowed blood vessels with a mesh stent. A balloon is typically used to make room for the stent, and […more]

cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of stroke in a third

Oct 28, 2017 | | Say something

New research from France has suggested that statins, drugs that lower cholesterol , could help reduce the risk of stroke by a third among people over 70 years in the study, 7,484 men and women with an average age of 74 years were examined. They were followed for nine years, with 2,408 of them taking […more]

Too much sleep may increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study

Oct 25, 2017 | | Say something

A new study by the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has suggested that sleep more than eight hours per night could triple the risk of stroke among those already suffering from high blood pressure. A hospital team analyzed data from 204,000 US adults with the condition over ten years and found that those who […more]

weak grip strength linked to heart attack and stroke

Oct 18, 2017 | | Say something

Research Population Health Research Institute at the University of Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster in Canada it has found that weak grip strength could be related to an increased risk of not only heart attack and stroke, but cardiovascular disease in general. article published in The Lancet, the team used a test of grip force […more]

Could growth hormone increase the risk of stroke therapy?

Aug 12, 2017 | | Say something

Children receiving growth hormone therapy (GHT) could find themselves in a situation of increased risk of stroke in adulthood. A new study from the University of Paris Descartes reveals that, although the risk is still low, this should still be highlighted in light of the fact that GHT is also used by some for body […more]

semi-vegetarian diet ‘may reduce the risk of stroke’

Aug 6, 2017 | | Say something

Eating a semi-vegetarian diet ‘may reduce the risk of having a stroke or attack heart, according to new research. In a study of almost half a million Europeans, scientists have found people with the most pro-vegetarian diet (about 70 percent from plant sources) had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) […more]