Stroke

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]

Ability to balance ‘could be a sign of brain health’

Apr 29, 2017 | | Say something

Balance on one leg could be a way to determine whether a person is at risk of stroke or dementia, according to new research. The American Heart Association has published a study showing that struggle to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or more was associated with an increased risk of minor damage blood […more]

Extraction ‘delivers better stroke treatment drugs’ clots

Apr 27, 2017 | | Say something

Removal of a clot from a blocked artery is likely to be a more effective treatment for stroke than medication, according to new research. In a study known as Mr Clean, researchers examined 500 patients in the Netherlands and found 33 percent achieved the functional independence after surgery, compared with 19.1 percent who received only […more]

It is cognitive impairment associated with stroke?

Mar 7, 2017 | | Say something

Individuals struggling with cognitive impairment may be more vulnerable to experiencing a stroke. This is according to new research from the Medical University of South Carolina, which showed how these participants had a 39 percent increased risk. When experts include a broader definition of cognitive decline, the chances rose to 64 percent. While stroke is […more]

Survivors brain stimulation could help stroke?

Mar 3, 2017 | | Say something

A new treatment method could be used to help people recover from strokes. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine found that optogenetically stimulate the brain of mice five days after stroke resulted in an improvement in their condition. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research could help develop therapies similar […more]