Stroke and Cognition

Tens of thousands of lives a year could be saved by new treatment protocol for brain hemorrhage
May 25, 2023
New data from the phase III INTERACT3 study demonstrates that a new combination of treatments for stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) significantly improves the chances of surviving without major disability.
Exercise seems to protect against major brain hemorrhage
May 22, 2023
Regular physical activity and exercise may reduce bleeding in individuals with intracerebral hemorrhage, a new study shows. The researchers emphasize the importance of physical activity to protect the brain.
Physical activity crucial for poststroke recovery
May 8, 2023
After a stroke, physical activity can be pivotal to successful recovery. People who spend four hours a week exercising after their stroke achieve better functional recovery within six months than those who do not, a new study shows.
Lipid molecules help to get stroke therapies into the brain
April 17, 2023
Researchers have found that a promising stroke therapy, known as antisense oligonucleotides, is preferentially taken up from the blood into areas of stroke damage in the brain when the molecules are linked to a specific kind of lipid. This therapy can be given relatively late after a stroke occurs, ...
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Sedentary time may significantly enlarge adolescents' heart
April 12, 2023
In adolescents, sedentary time may increase heart size three times more than moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, a recent article concludes. The researchers explored the associations of sedentary time, light physical activity, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity with cardiac structure and...
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Genetic tests unexpectedly find genes linked to heart disease — now what?
March 27, 2023
As health care professionals, researchers and consumers increasingly use genetic testing, they are uncovering incidental genetic abnormalities, or variants, that are associated with cardiovascular diseases. The statement writing committee cautions that incidentally identified single gene variants ma...
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Short night-time sleep linked with nearly doubled risk of clogged leg arteries
March 16, 2023
Sleeping less than five hours a night is associated with a 74% raised likelihood of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD) compared with seven to eight hours.
Gene essential to making DNA appears to be a good target in minimizing pulmonary hypertension
March 14, 2023
Scientists have found that inhibiting a gene essential to making DNA can significantly reduce the destructive cell proliferation and disease progression in pulmonary hypertension.
Ozone pollution is linked with increased hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease
March 10, 2023
New evidence shows that exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) ozone limit is associated with substantial increases in hospital admissions for heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Even ozone levels below the WHO maximum were linked with worsened health....
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Study examines heart inflammation after COVID vaccine
March 9, 2023
Researchers found evidence of heart muscle inflammation in a small number of patients with acute myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, but not in patients without acute myocarditis, according to a new study.