In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals' brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain type of stroke, the squirrels emerge from their extended naps suffering ”ReadMore>>”
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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Resolvin E1, a molecule produced naturally in the body from an omega -3 fish oil, topically applied on gum tissues not only prevents and treats gum disease, but also decreases the likelihood for advanced arterial atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and form a dangerous thrombus or blood clot, report investigators. ”ReadMore>>”
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
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Humans have roughly as many bacterial cells in their bodies as human cells, and most of those bacteria live in the gut. New research released today reveals links between the gut microbiome -- the population of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract -- and brain diseases such as Parkinson's and ”ReadMore>>”
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
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Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” health care costs that can bankrupt them, research shows. ”ReadMore>>”
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
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Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study. ”ReadMore>>”
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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Advanced clinical trials are underway for at least 10 investigational therapies that have shown promise in slowing or blocking development of Alzheimer's disease, creating hope that a preventive strategy may be in reach. But a new study warns that the U.S. health care system lacks the capacity to rapidly move ”ReadMore>>”
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new study. ”ReadMore>>”
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to ”ReadMore>>”
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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A Critical Care Recovery Center could benefit ICU survivors of all ages, suggests new research. The model is America's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical, and psychological recovery needs of ICU survivors and decreasing the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU. ”ReadMore>>”
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
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Research points at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of Parkinson's disease. ”ReadMore>>”
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
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Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study. In addition, the quantity of opioids prescribed to women after cesarean delivery can be less than currently prescribed, say the authors. ”ReadMore>>”
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
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People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a new study. The study is the largest to date looking at frequency of nut ”ReadMore>>”
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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LDL-cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab reduced risk of major cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events among peripheral artery disease sub-population from the FOURIER trial. A new sub-analysis of the FOURIER clinical trial, however, now offers information on the safety and effectiveness of giving the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab on top of statin ”ReadMore>>”
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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The number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions, research concludes. In a new article, researchers argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to this impending public health threat. ”ReadMore>>”
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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If you have a heart attack or stroke, it's important to get your 'bad' cholesterol measured by your doctor on a follow up visit. Researchers have found that one step is significantly associated with a reduced risk of suffering another serious cardiovascular episode. ”ReadMore>>”
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from the hospital, according to a new study. ”ReadMore>>”
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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Standard guidelines for stroke treatment currently recommend clot removal only within six hours of stroke onset. But a milestone study shows that clot removal up to 24 hours after stroke led to significantly reduced disability for properly selected patients. ”ReadMore>>”
Sat, Nov 11, 2017
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By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to an article. ”ReadMore>>”
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
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A new program is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction treatment. ”ReadMore>>”
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
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Hormone therapy (HT) continues to be a hotly debated topic. The benefits of estrogen to the heart, however, appear to be universally accepted. A new study demonstrates that the risk of cardiac and stroke death actually increases in the first year after discontinuation of HT. ”ReadMore>>”
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
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HIV patients and their doctors are urged to be more aware of the additional health risks associated with treated HIV infection. This follows new research that shows HIV patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke are also at substantially greater risk for chronic kidney disease and vice ”ReadMore>>”
Tue, Nov 07, 2017
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In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients' and parents' perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress during the procedure. ”ReadMore>>”
Tue, Nov 07, 2017
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