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Extra Weight and Stroke Survival

Posted by Jane Farrell

Although obesity increases the risk for both stroke and death, new research indicates that people who are overweight or even mildly obese survive strokes at a higher rate than those … Read More→

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Most Women Don't Know Stroke Symptoms

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

According to a national survey by The Ohio State University, most women don’t know their risk factors for stroke, or its symptoms. Investigators from the university’s Wexner Medical Center found … Read More→

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Stroke Rates Have Dropped 40% for People 65+

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 by researchers at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. The decline is greater than anticipated considering this population's risk factors for stroke. Not only that, but the drop applies to both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. The team also found that deaths resulting from stroke declined during the same period. The findings are published in the July 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Fewer Stroke Deaths Over Past 2 Decades

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do have a lower risk of dying from them according to a a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers and is published in the July 16th 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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A Longer Window for Treating Stroke?

Posted by Adprime Admin

There is an urgent need for developing new drugs that can alleviate the harmful effects of a stroke because current treatment possibilities using thrombolysis are limited to the first hours following a stroke. To that end, researchers at Lund University in Sweden are studying brain cells known as pericytes. The team discovered in 2012 that pericytes can for new cells. According to a release from the university, the 2014 research shows for the first time that pericytes are directly involved in the reaction of the brain tissue after stroke.