Tag: ischemic stroke

EU To End Daylight Saving Time In 2021

EU Parliament voted to discontinue daylight saving time as benefits to energy cost became less significant with technology. Member states will have to choose if they want to follow summertime or wintertime permanently before its implementation in 2021.

Earth/Environment March 29, 2019

Diet Soda Linked To Increased Risk For Stroke And Dementia

People who consume at least one diet drink per day were found to have nearly three times the risk of suffering from dementia or stroke. What are the other health risks posed by these artificially-sweetened beverages?

Public Health April 20, 2017

New Drug Limits, Repairs Brain Damage In Stroke Patients

New research could contribute to the development of a new treatment for people who have undergone strokes. The results of the study were promising, with very good results in rodents.

Medicine November 27, 2016

Combination Treatment To Remove Blood Clots Shown To Reduce Disability After A Stroke

Researchers discovered that combining the use of clot-removal devices and clot-dissolving agents lead to less disability as ischemic stroke patients recover. Turning to combination treatment then can help in improving patient outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 29, 2016

Resetting The Clock Linked To Health Risks: How To Ease Transition To Daylight Saving Time

A recent study found that the total rate of ischemic stroke increased by 8 percent in the first two days after the daylight saving time transition. Here are some tips on how to avoid health issues and make the transition easier.

Life March 10, 2016

Daylight Saving Time Linked To Spike In Stroke Risk

Can adjusting the clock up people's risk for stroke? Findings of a new study have found a spike in ischemic stroke risk following a daylight saving time transition.

Life March 1, 2016

Delaying Pregnancy Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack, Stroke

Being pregnant at an older age is associated with different risks. Now, a new study found that women who delay pregnancy until they are in their 40s are at an increased risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Life February 18, 2016

Most Young Adults Unaware Of Stroke Symptoms, May Delay Treatment, Survey Finds

Younger patients underestimate the seriousness of stroke symptoms and may delay getting to a hospital, a survey shows. Many say they would wait to see if symptoms improved, a decision doctors say is dangerous.

Life January 12, 2016

People Who Speak More Than One Language Twice As Likely To Recover From Stroke

Stroke patients who speak two or more languages are twice as likely to recover from a stroke with normal cognitive functions, a new study revealed. Bilingualism supposedly helps patients recover faster from the condition, researchers said.

Life November 20, 2015

High-Stress Jobs Increase Risks For Stroke

People with high-stress jobs are most likely to go into a stroke compared to those with low-stress ones, a new study says. Researchers say that workers need to be aware of the risks of working in a stressful environment.

Life October 15, 2015

Study Shows Hospitals Overestimate Delivery Time Necessary For Administering Stroke Meds

Timely administration of tPA to stroke patients could lessen their odds for complications but many hospitals overestimate their ability to deliver this medication on time.

Life July 24, 2015

Harvard Scientists Find New Way to Predict Risk of Blood Cancer Long Before It Strikes

Somatic mutations in the blood indicate a person's increased likelihood of developing a form of blood cancer within five years. In one study, people who have the mutation were 13 times more likely to develop myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia or lymphoma compared with those who do not have mutated blood cells.

Life November 28, 2014

Daily fruit intake helps cut risk of heart disease

Risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke can all be reduced with a daily serving of fruit, study finds. Lowering of blood pressure also seen, researchers say.

Life September 3, 2014

Selfie saves stroke victim's life, so maybe they're not so annoying

Most of us cringe when we hear the word 'selfie,' but here's a case where a woman's quick-thinking selfie saved her own life.

Life June 19, 2014

Stroke of genius: Iron deficiency linked to higher chance of stroke

Researchers from Imperial College London have connected the dots between iron deficiencies and the risk of stroke. By analyzing platelets and iron absorption, research supports the notion that low iron levels foster a more hospitable environment for 'sticky' blood clots, thus leading to strokes.

Life February 20, 2014

Missed vaccines and untreated common infections put children at higher risk of pediatric stroke

A new study that gathered data on about 600 children, has revealed that there is a link between missed vaccinations and the incidence of stroke in children.

Life February 16, 2014

Vitamin C a day may keep hemorrhagic stroke away

Vitamin C deficiency may increase risk of hemorrhagic stroke, researchers have warned.

Life February 16, 2014

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