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Rural hospitals replicate experiences of big city stroke care

Rural hospitals replicate experiences of big city stroke care

A new model for stroke care is being studied in rural Alberta to reduce inequities in health across communities. This model, presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, shows how hospitals in rural areas can mimic the type of care that’s often only available in larger centres. Continue reading

Too many stroke patients miss window to regain crucial functions

Too many stroke patients miss window to regain crucial functions

Too many stroke patients in Canada are not getting the rehabilitation they need to return to a healthy, active life, according to a new study which will be presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver. Continue reading

With the right rehabilitation, paralyzed rats learn to grip again

With the right rehabilitation, paralyzed rats learn to grip again

After a large stroke, motor skills barely improve, even with rehabilitation. An experiment conducted on rats demonstrates that a course of therapy combining the stimulation of nerve fiber growth with drugs and motor training can be successful. The key, however, is the correct sequence: Paralyzed animals only make an almost complete recovery if the training is delayed until after the growth promoting drugs have been administered, as researchers from the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the University of Heidelberg reveal Continue reading

Mini-strokes ‘should not be ignored’

Mini-strokes ‘should not be ignored’

unable to retrieve full-text contentThose who ignore symptoms of a TIA (transient ischaemic attack) or mini-stroke are running the risk of having a major stroke, the Stroke Association warns. Continue reading

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