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Egg-rich Diet Might Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Eggs are rich in cholesterol and that’s why they are widely regarded as unhealthful for heart health. A new study begs to differ from this conventional belief. According to it, eating about one egg a day might help prevent cardiovascular conditions. If you like eating eggs, this is great piece of news for you. If […]

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Restore Independent Waking among Stroke Patients

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

According to a recent meta-analysis of several existing studies, stroke patients might be able to walk independently more easily if they receive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS for short), a procedure in which small electromagnetic pulses are sent to certain parts of the brain. rTMS at present is used in treatment of several conditions, like […]

Regular Saunas Might Lower Stroke Risk

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

If you frequently take sauna, which is touted to refresh mind and improve health, there’s some really good news for you. In a new study, the researchers noted that taking sauna frequently might help reduce stroke. Many experts believe sauna is an extremely good stress-buster. In addition to this, several studies done in the past […]

Gingko Biloba Extract Can Reduce Cognitive Damage Caused By Ischemic Stroke

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

According to a new study, people who have experienced stroke might be able to improve their cognitive functioning by taking gingko biloba extract along with aspirin. The researchers noted that when ischemic stroke patients took a dose of this herbal extract daily along with aspirin, they registered improved memory functions, as well as better command […]

Discontinuing Statins following a stroke increases risk of a recurrent stroke

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Researchers recommend patients who have had their first ischemic stroke to not stop taking statins. In this new research, it was found that people who discontinued statin treatment 3-6 months following their first ischemic stroke had a significantly greater risk of suffering a recurrent stroke within 12 months. What’s more, these patients also had a […]

Increased Levels of a Protein Linked to Greater Stroke Risk in Women

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Increased levels of a particular protein in the blood might indicate an increased risk of ischemic stroke, concludes a recently-published study. In the study the researchers noticed that increased level of beta-2 microglublin was associated with greater ischemic stroke risk in women. Ischemic stroke is more common than any other stroke type and occurs when […]

Peptide Hi1a Offers Protection against Brain Damage By Stroke

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

New research has found the peptide Hi1a to be effective in helping prevent brain damage because of stroke. The peptide Hi1a is obtained from the venom of the funnel web spider. It works by blocking ion channels present in the patient’s brain. These channels play an important role in brain damage after ischemic stroke, which […]

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked With Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Proton pump inhibitors are a class of medicines usually prescribed for treatment of heartburn, that is, chest pain due to flushing back of stomach acid in the esophagus. However, a new study claims that proton pump inhibitors are linked with a higher risk of ischemic stroke. PPIs reduce the acid amount that the stomach produces […]

Anemia Might Increase Death Risk in Adult Stroke Patients

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Older adults who have experienced a stroke and also have anemia might have an increased risk of death, according to a new study. Nearly 800,000 individuals suffer a stroke every year in the US. Stroke is ranked as fifth leading cause of death in America. It is also the number one cause of long-term disability. […]

Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Stroke Risk and Poorer Stroke Recovery

Friday, August 5th, 2016

People with sleep disorders are more likely to suffer a stroke than those without. What’s more, recovery from stroke is likely to be slower in someone with a sleep disorder compared to someone who sleeps adequately. These are the findings of a new study. Earlier research had hinted at a connection between the two, that […]

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