Stroke and Cognition

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs lower risk of heart disease, study shows
December 8, 2022
Commonly used drugs that reduce joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis also reduce vascular inflammation and cardiovascular risk, finds a new study.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to lower risk of bleeding stroke
December 7, 2022
People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a new study. An intracerebral hemorrhage is caused by bleeding in the brain.
Parkinson's medication improved blood pressure in teens with Type 1 diabetes
December 6, 2022
Teens with Type 1 diabetes who took bromocriptine, a medication usually prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease, had lower blood pressure after one month of treatment compared to those who did not take the medicine. Participants taking the medication for one month also experienced significant improv...
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New target in the fight against heart disease
November 29, 2022
Soon after cholesterol and fat start depositing on the lining of the blood vessels that supply your heart, the smooth muscle cells that give the blood vessels strength and flexibility start to get bigger and multiply. While scientists studying the phenomenon suspect these vascular smooth muscle cell...
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Persistent asthma linked to increased buildup of plaque in arteries leading to the brain
November 23, 2022
A new study suggests individuals with persistent asthma have higher levels of inflammation and artery plaque, which may increase heart attack or stroke risk. An analysis of data for more than 5,000 adults has found that those with persistent asthma appeared to be at increased risk of heart attack or...
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Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack
November 22, 2022
A new study demonstrated that shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is associated with an almost 30% higher long-term risk of a major cardiovascular event such a stroke or heart attack.
Put the kettle on! How black tea (and other favorites) may help your health later in life
November 22, 2022
A daily cup of tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life -- however if you're not a tea drinker, there are other things you can add to your diet. The key is flavonoids, which are naturally occurring substances found in many common foods and beverages such as black and green tea, apples,...
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Blinding eye disease strongly associated with serious forms of cardiovascular disease
November 17, 2022
A new study has identified that heart attack, stroke and heart failure are linked to a specific type of age-related macular degeneration.
Are climate change and air pollution making neurologic diseases worse?
November 16, 2022
People with neurologic diseases like headache, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease may experience worsening symptoms due to climate change, according to a scoping review of research. The review also found that stroke may become more prevalent due to climate change. ...
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Cannabis users had worse bypass outcomes, increased amputation and opioid use, study shows
November 16, 2022
The use of cannabis may have a negative impact on outcomes for a common bypass surgery, a study suggests. Patients who used cannabis prior to lower extremity bypass had decreased patency, meaning the graft had a higher chance of becoming blocked or occluded, higher rate of amputation and opioid use ...
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