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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

... major obstacle to treating brain ailments such as strokes according to researchers. Based on early studies ...h the researchers induced brain damage that mimics strokes in human brains. They then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' sympt...

Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.

...rd could be the new “in thing” in the treatment of strokes according to a report released in the United State...says the stem cells from the cord blood could heal strokes almost 80% faster based on studies conducted on rats. Though the details are yet to be worked out a...

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

... for roughly 1.5 million heart attacks and 600,000 strokes each year. Those with more plaque inside their arteries also had higher levels of blood fats such as LDL ("bad") cholesterol and increased blood homocysteine, a substance that is associated with heart disease risk.These results underscore the fact a...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

... for roughly 1.5 million heart attacks and 600,000 strokes each year, in the general population. According to researchers patients with more plaque inside their arteries also had higher levels of blood fats such as LDL ,"bad" cholesterol, and increased blood homocysteine, a substance that is associated with...

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...ients over six years in many countries showed that strokes were cut by at least a quarter among patients give...ve and easily available. Use of the drugs cut both strokes and heart attacks and consequently deaths. The drugs cost only about Rs 300 a month. That was found ...

Less drinking less stroke

...e and seven drinks per week – appear to have fewer strokes than either abstainers or heavier drinkers who con...od, which might explain the lowered risk of silent strokes with moderate intake. ...

Alcohol linked to brain activity

... But light-to-moderate drinkers had fewer 'silent' strokes and white matter lesions than either abstainers or heavier drinkers. A silent stroke also affects brain function, but often goes unnoticed at the time when it actually occurs. White matter lesions are areas of scarring or injury that might affect y...

Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes

...ogen therapy does not protect women from recurrent strokes and may instead carry some risks. The findings add to growing evidence that hormone replacement therapy does not have the cardiovascular benefits doctors once believed. // Many doctors have long thought hormone replacement therapy might help protec...

Photographs for Diagnosis

... damaged blood vessels. Over 500,000 people suffer strokes every year in the Asia alone. Retinal scans are simple, non-invasive procedures (Photo: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health) Drugs that are effective at preventing stroke in high-risk patients are available, so doctors are keen ...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

... major obstacle to treating brain ailments such as strokes according to researchers.Based on early studies in...h the researchers induced brain damage that mimics strokes in human brains. They then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' sympt...

Strokes increased during squatting

...s for 232 patients, and found just over a half the strokes were occurring between five and nine o'clock in the morning. The Calcutta team also found that squatting, whether defecating or not, raises blood pressure. They say the rise was especially significant in people with hypertension, who already have a g...

Depression linked to mortality

... strokes, while the men who did not die from their strokes were very slightly more likely to have depression. Out of the 2,000 men, 137 had strokes and 17 men died from them. Men who had strokes were also more likely to be older, heavier, to smoke ...

Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk

...y reports on three patients who developed ischemic strokes related to the use of serotonin-enhancing medicati...aine drugs, decongestants and diet pills. Ischemic strokes occur when a blockage or extreme narrowing of an artery cuts off part of the brain's blood supply. T...

The way you talk matters a lot

...lls of the carotid artery. He said around 20% of strokes in young adults were caused by dissections. Dr Zuber said: "This case shows us that everyday activities with a prolonged distortion of the neck, such as holding the phone between your ear and shoulder, can have unpredictable consequences for some pe...

Aspirin - a drug after one’s own hear

...s confirmed that aspirin reduces heart attacks and strokes in susceptible patients. But only about half of th... heart attack by a third. It also cut less serious strokes by quarter....

Sensible drinking staves off strokes

...l amounts of alcohol can protect against ischaemic strokes - caused by blood clots blocking arteries - which account for 8 out of 10 cases of the brain attack.// Alcohol thins the blood, so can prevents the formation of clots. It may also affect the way cholesterol is carried in the bloodstream, reducing t...

Vaccination to prevent strokes

...hors suggest that the vaccination may help prevent strokes by creating an impulse of the immune system. A total of 342 people took part in the study. They included 124 patients aged 60 and older who were admitted to a clinic for treatment following a stroke. For each stroke victim, two matched individuals w...

Heart bypass-mental decline link

...lots or air bubbles to flow to the brain and cause strokes or other brain damage. Researchers said one possible explanation is that the off-pump device might also contribute to mental decline. But they also theorized that anesthesia, used in both procedures, or the trauma of surgery itself might affect menta...

Women benefit from consuming fish

...eekly cut their risk of ischemic, or clot-related, strokes by 48%. "It was very important to confirm that the beneficial effects of fish are also tied to women," said Hu, assistant professor of nutrition in the Harvard School of Public Health. The findings add to the rapidly growing evidence of the health ...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

..." statistically significant higher number of fatal strokes in the estradiol group — 12 vs. four in the placebo group, Viscoli says. And non-fatal strokes were slightly more debilitating in the estradiol group. The WEST study parallels another study call...

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