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Stroke patients may benefit from new routines

Stroke patients may benefit from new routines

People who have suffered a stroke often experience severe fatigue. But doctors find it hard to help these patients as their experiences of fatigue may not necessarily be caused by physiological problems. New research from University of Copenhagen suggests that dreams of returning to everyday life as it was before the stroke may contribute to the patients’ experiences of fatigue and that it may be a help to establish new routines instead of trying to regain old ones Continue reading

Brain damage triggered by mini-strokes detailed

Brain damage triggered by mini-strokes detailed

Dec. 12, 2012 — A new study appearing December 12 in the Journal of Neuroscience details for the first time how “mini-strokes” cause prolonged periods of brain damage and result in cognitive impairment Continue reading

Tomatoes are ‘stroke preventers’

Tomatoes are ‘stroke preventers’

8 October 2012 Last updated at 20:20 ET A diet rich in tomatoes may reduce the risk of having a stroke, according to researchers in Finland. Continue reading

Chocolate may be ‘stroke shield’

Chocolate may be ‘stroke shield’

29 August 2012 Last updated at 16:41 ET Chocolate might not be the healthiest thing for your waistline – but research suggests it may protect against stroke. A study following more than 37,000 Swedish men showed those eating the most chocolate were the least likely to have a stroke. Continue reading

Stroke disrupts how brain controls muscle synergies

Stroke disrupts how brain controls muscle synergies

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Drawing test ‘predicts strokes’

Drawing test ‘predicts strokes’

9 May 2012 Last updated at 07:41 ET A simple drawing test may help predict the risk of older men dying after a first stroke, a study in the journal BMJ Open suggests. Taken while healthy, the test involves drawing lines between numbers in ascending order as fast as possible. Continue reading

Mobile stroke units ‘hasten care’

Mobile stroke units ‘hasten care’

10 April 2012 Last updated at 20:24 ET By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News Treating stroke in specialised ambulances en route to hospital is feasible and could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, experts believe. Mobile stroke units can halve the time it takes a patient to get clot-busting drugs, a small German trial found. The drugs only work if given within four and a half hours of stroke onset. Continue reading

Young, apparently healthy — and at risk of heart disease: New study pinpoints hidden thickening of the arteries in young adults

Young, apparently healthy — and at risk of heart disease: New study pinpoints hidden thickening of the arteries in young adults

ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2011) — Atherosclerosis — or buildup of fat in the walls of arteries − is thought of as a disorder of older people but it affects a large number of young men and women, according to a new Heart and Stroke Foundation study. Continue reading

Young, apparently healthy — and at risk of heart disease: New study pinpoints hidden thickening of the arteries in young adults

Young, apparently healthy — and at risk of heart disease: New study pinpoints hidden thickening of the arteries in young adults

ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2011) — Atherosclerosis — or buildup of fat in the walls of arteries − is thought of as a disorder of older people but it affects a large number of young men and women, according to a new Heart and Stroke Foundation study. Continue reading

E-counseling shows dramatic results in lowering blood pressure; Online tool motivates patients to maintain a healthier lifestyle

E-counseling shows dramatic results in lowering blood pressure; Online tool motivates patients to maintain a healthier lifestyle

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