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Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More Often

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 – Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests. Bleeding (hemorrhagic) strokes account for only 10 to 15 percent of all strokes, but they are the deadliest and most disabling type of stroke. And people who've had a bleeding stroke are at high risk of another ...

What You Need to Know About Strokes

Posted 13 May 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 – Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says. "We must aggressively continue our efforts to reduce stroke, especially in multicultural communities, and to reach people at younger ages," said Dr. Mitchell Elkind, a professor of neurology and ...

AHA: 'Beating' Stroke, New Hip-Hop Program Helps Kids Save a Life

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem with the educational program Hip Hop Stroke. Published Thursday in Stroke, the study included 3,070 minority New York City children in fourth, fifth and ...

Are Stroke Patients Skipping Rehab?

Posted 24 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 – Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in stroke recovery, but many patients could be missing out on it, a small study suggests. For the study, researchers contacted 369 North Carolina stroke patients who were referred to rehabilitation either when they left the hospital or at a follow-up visit within 14 days. Of 115 patients referred to home rehab services, 43.5 percent ...

Virtual Reality: A Helping Hand After Stroke

Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 – Virtual reality games have shown promise as a treatment for pain and the aftermath of trauma. Now, a new study finds the therapy can also help stroke patients recover some use of their arms and hands. Playing these games was as effective as adding extra physical therapy to routine stroke rehabilitation, the researchers said. But, "it is not a question of choosing one ...

Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home for the remainder of his life. New research shows that male seniors who find themselves in this situation have triple the odds of being sent to a nursing home within five years of their attack, compared to men with a ...

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women

Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 – The overall rate of strokes is declining in the United States, but appears to be going down mostly in men, a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that the decreases in rates of stroke over time are primarily driven by decreased stroke rates in men," said lead researcher Dr. Tracy Madsen. That makes doctors wonder why American women aren't seeing the same benefits from ...

'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost

Posted 19 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 – Scientists say they have developed a "smart" robotic harness that might make it easier for people to learn to walk again after a stroke or spinal cord injury. The harness, the researchers said, can be fine-tuned to individual patients to help them find a more natural walking pattern as they go through rehabilitation. In early tests with 26 patients recovering from a ...

Wider Smiles Aren't the Most Pleasing

Posted 28 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 – Less is probably more when it comes to a convincing smile, a new study finds. More than 800 people were shown a series of 3D computer-animated smiles and asked to rate them. The smiles differed in features such as amount, mouth angle, symmetry and how many teeth were shown. Bigger smiles that showed more teeth tended to be rated as less effective, genuine or pleasant. ...

Horse Therapy Could Rein In Stroke's Damage Years Later

Posted 15 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 – It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack. "I don't think we're ready to say that once you've reached the last phase of stroke recovery, you should get on a horse," said Dr. Daniel Lackland, a spokesperson for the American Stroke ...

Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 – Cirrhosis – a stiffening of liver tissue that's often tied to excessive drinking of alcohol – may also raise an older person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests. "In a nationally representative sample of elderly patients with vascular risk factors, cirrhosis was associated with an increased risk of stroke, particularly hemorrhagic stroke," wrote a team led by Dr. ...

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

Posted 25 May 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 – U.S. hospitals differ greatly in how often they move new stroke patients from treatment to comfort or hospice care, researchers report. Comfort care refers to medical care designed to ease suffering for a patient near death. "End-of-life and palliative care plays an important role with stroke, since the death rate is high, yet there has been limited data on the ...

Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes

Posted 12 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 – Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. But fast action and quick treatment can save lives and reduce disability. "Stroke statistics are alarming. It's the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious adult disabilities," said Dr. Randolph Marshall, chief of the stroke division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University ...

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65. The study looked at a sample of data from some U.S. stroke hospitalizations. From 2003 to 2004 in this sample, more than 141,000 people from 18 to 65 were admitted to hospitals for stroke. By 2011 to 2012, that number had risen to ...

Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – Some younger adults who suffer migraines may be at risk for tears in their neck arteries, which can increase the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests. Exactly what triggers these vessel tears is not clear, the researchers added. However, study author Dr. Alessandro Pezzini stressed that the probability that migraine sufferers would develop this condition – called ...

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