Stroke

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]

Treat other side of the brain could help stroke patients’

Jul 23, 2017 | | Say something

The treatment of the part of the brain affected by a stroke could help patients recover from the disease, according to a new study. Most research focuses on the area surrounding the event of stroke, but a growing number of scientists are beginning to study the role of the other side of the brain to […more]

stem cell treatment for stroke is ‘promising’

Jul 21, 2017 | | Say something

Treatment of bone marrow stem cells using patients has proven to be a potentially viable means the future research for those who have suffered a stroke. A team from Imperial College London conducted the first test of this kind with humans and all five patients studied showed improvements. The researchers used the set of stem […more]

Andrew Marr is committed to supporting stroke awards

Jul 7, 2017 | | Say something

journalist, author and political commentator Andrew Marr expressed his support for the search for stroke survivors to enter in life after stroke Awards 2015. Organized by the stroke Association, the awards recognize the achievements of all those affected by the disease, including survivors, caregivers, volunteers, these clubs and professionals health. “These awards pay tribute to […more]

Decrease in stroke and heart disease mortality Scottish

Jun 15, 2017 | | Say something

mortality rates from stroke and heart disease in Scotland have declined significantly in both the last decade. ISD Scotland figures show a decline of 41 percent in the number of deaths from stroke and a drop of 43 percent in mortality from heart disease. In addition, the absolute difference in mortality rates between the poorest […more]

Virtual reality helps stroke survivors program

Jun 11, 2017 | | Say something

A virtual reality program could be used to improve memory of stroke survivors, a new study has revealed. Researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have developed a computer-based based on visual images, which teaches participants how to remember the time and tasks of event-based prospective memory treatment. Prospective memory is the ability […more]

Pneumonia ‘linked to an increased risk of stroke’

Jun 4, 2017 | | Say something

People who develop pneumonia that is severe enough to result in hospitalization face greater risk of stroke. The researchers examined data from two studies, one of which followed nearly 6,000 adults over 65, while the other followed nearly 16,000 adults aged 45 to 64. They found that patients hospitalized for pneumonia were more likely to […more]

Engine research skills “could help stroke rehabilitation ‘

May 20, 2017 | | Say something

New research on how people learn motor skills could contribute to the rehabilitation of stroke patients. Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth have shown that movements follow through, which are common in a number of sports, can help us learn two different abilities to time, or to learn one skill […more]