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Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients

...s study was done on patients who had suffered from ischemic stroke, or a stroke due to loss of blood and oxygen to the brain. Amphetamines were given to 30 stroke patients who lost their ability to speak. Dr.D.Hal Unwin told that while they don't know for sure until the results are finalized, "It looks like ...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...nning of the study had a risk ratio for death from ischemic heart disease at more than two to one compared to those who scored better on the lung function test. It neared that same ratio for women. The study results were adjusted for risk factors for heart disease. Holger J. SchUnemann, M.D., from the Stat...

What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

...rin is also extensively used in the prophylaxis of ischemic heart diseases and strokes. When a situation arises that an asthmatic is in dire need of being administered aspirin, the researchers say aspirin desensitization can be tried. This involves the use of leukotrienes (LT) modifying drugs, which block the...

New FDA Approved Drug To Treat Migraine

...as a result Axert is not advised for patients with ischemic or vasospastic artery disease. This drug is introduced by the pharmaceutical company, Pharmacia. Results of controlled clinical trials demonstrated that Axert was highly effective and well tolerated. Axert is now an exciting new migraine therapy f...

Grains do good

...ad each day were 30% to 40% less likely to have an ischemic (blocked artery)or stroke than women who ate the equivalent of less than half a slice each day.//Out of a group of 34,000 adults, those who ate the most whole grains had a 23% lower risk of dying from heart and blood vessel disease, and a 21% lower r...

Triglycerides Linked To Stroke Risk

... disease but had never had a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Researchers have shown that high t...t risk factors for the main type of stroke, called ischemic stroke, among patients with heart disease. Ischemic strokes, which occur when a clot or narrowed art...

Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk

.../The study reports on three patients who developed ischemic strokes related to the use of serotonin-enhancing medications, which include certain antidepressants, anti-migraine drugs, decongestants and diet pills. Ischemic strokes occur when a blockage or extreme narrowing of an artery cuts off part of the bra...

New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk

... increased the risk of clotting, which can lead to ischemic stroke. The next version, released in the 1970s, contained markedly less estrogen and only the progestogen levonorgestrel. This combination also raised the risk of stroke, especially in smokers and women with high blood pressure. In addition, women...

Shelved bowel-syndrome drug still in demand

...f Lotronex users suffering severe constipation and ischemic colitis, or inflammation of the large bowel, caused by reduced blood flow. By year's end, the FDA had learned of 141 such cases, including 7 deaths, according to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, which had petitioned the agency in September 2...

Pulses and grains protect the heart

...ad each day were 30% to 40% less likely to have an ischemic (blocked artery)or stroke than women who ate the equivalent of less than half a slice each day.Out of a group of 34,000 adults, those who ate the most whole grains had a 23% lower risk of dying from heart and blood vessel disease, and a 21% lower ris...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

...d 600 postmenopausal women who had recently had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. Their average age was 75. Ischemic strokes, the more common type of stroke, occur when a clo...

Stroke risk might be linked to antibody

...se the chance of blood clots, which can lead to an ischemic stroke. University of Texas Health Science Center researchers conducted a study to determine the connection of aPL and stroke in young healthy women. Investigators evaluated frozen blood samples that were collected in the Stroke in Young Women study...

Stroke Risk and Fish :A factual interconnection

...ish at least once a month can minimise the risk of ischemic stroke in men according to the Harvard researcher...ot be classified from the data available. Risk of ischemic stroke was found to be lower among men who consumed more fish when compared with those who ate fish ...

Inflammation may help battle infection in gums

...le, leads to injuries of the arteries resulting in ischemic stroke diseases. Periodontists who have long been cautioning that inflammation of the gums is a sign of periodontal diseases are now puzzled by a recent research study which indicates that chronic// gum inflammation may in fact help some people fight...

Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C

...in cells from the secondary damage associated with ischemic stroke by preventing apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death. The study has shown// that APC reduced apoptosis by 65 per cent and neurological deficits by 91 per cent when given to mice following a stroke. Currently, only tissue plasminogen activa...

Risk of hemorrhagic stroke increased in smoking individuals

... Researchers had already identified a link between ischemic stroke - caused by a clot in a blood vessel serving the brain - and smoking. The new study that covered 22,022 male US physicians followed for nearly 18 years has shown that compared to those who// had never smoked, men who smoked less than 20 cigare...

Simple Stroke Prevention is Best

...sized ticlopidine would be more effective in black ischemic stroke patients than aspirin. The study was halted after 6.5 years when researchers found the exact opposite. In fact, study results suggest a 40-percent to 50-percent likelihood of aspirin being significantly better in reducing stroke risk if the st...

Air Pollution Tied to Stroke Risk

...ncluding an intracerebral hemorrhage stroke and an ischemic stroke. An intracerebral hemorrhage is when a defective brain vessel bursts and an ischemic stroke happens when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Study authors conclude this resear...

Air Pollution said To Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

...ular diseases combined with diabetes. The risk for ischemic heart disease, which typically leads to heart attack, was 18 percent greater. Air pollution increased the risk for irregular heart rhythms, heart failure, and heart attack by 13 percent. Overall, air pollution increased the risk of death from card...

Stroke Patients May Benefit By Wearing Cooling Helmets

... better outcome and recovery in the long run after ischemic stroke. The temperature of the brain came down on surface cooling by Atleast 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. It has also been noticed that the brain tends to function better in a cooler environment whereas organs like heart function better at normal body tem...

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