Treatment for Stroke Shows Wide Regional Variations

According to a new study, treatment for stroke varies sharply from region to region – and thousands of people a year may end up unnecessarily disabled as a result.

In the July issue of the journal Stroke, University of Michigan Medical School researchers report the results of a study that for the first time shows wide geographic variation in use of “clotbuster” treatment for stroke.

The Good Habits That Can Help Your Eyes

Dr. Mirwat Sami, a Houston board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, says that it is essential to have a yearly eye exam to protect your vision, especially as you get older. But it’s also crucial to avoid some bad habits that could affect your vision. Here, she shares how to protect your eyes:

Don’t Smoke

Coping with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of our most common health issues, and too often people put up with it rather than try to eliminate it. Here, from the experts at the National Institute on Aging, are your best strategies for solving a debilitating problem:

Acute Pain and Chronic Pain

There are two kinds of pain. Acute pain begins suddenly, lasts for a short time, and goes away as your body heals. You might feel acute pain after surgery or if you have a broken bone, infected tooth, or kidney stone.

Drug Discovery for Parkinson's Disease

The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson's patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have now managed to grow the types of neurons affected starting from neuronal stem cells in a three-dimensional cell culture system. A release from the university reports that the scientists working with Dr.

"Decoy" Molecule Could Be A Lifesaver

A researcher has identified a “decoy” molecule that can halt the body’s dangerous reaction to the influenza virus.

The virus can be lethal to those who are infected. But the body’s own reaction to the virus can be just as hazardous. The immune-system response often consists of an inflammatory attack that can be hazardous if it gets too aggressive and causes potentially fatal tissue damage in vulnerable patients.


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