Stroke and Cognition

World first study links obesity with reduced brain plasticity
September 24, 2020
A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people recovering from a stroke or brain injury.
Having high cholesterol levels early in life leads to heart problems by middle age
September 22, 2020
Having elevated cholesterol during the teens or early twenties increases a person's risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event during middle age.
Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke
September 18, 2020
A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research has found.
Stroke scans could reveal COVID-19 infection
September 17, 2020
New research has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain in large, long-term study of twins
September 17, 2020
Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that bleeding in the brain can be explained to a greater degree by environmental risk factors, such as smokin...
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Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes
September 17, 2020
A new study provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. The meta-analysis, which is an in-depth review of 40 clinical trials, provides authoritative evidence for consuming more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)...
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Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease
September 15, 2020
Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research. The positive association between biologic therapy and a decrease in high-risk plaque in hea...
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Positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
September 10, 2020
Scientists at five sites tested the soft robotic wearable exosuit for safety, reliability and feasibility in gait rehabilitation for individuals with mobility impairment post-stroke.
Mindfulness with paced breathing and lowering blood pressure
September 9, 2020
Now more than ever, Americans and people all over the world are under increased stress, which may adversely affect their health and well-being. Researchers explore the possibility that mindfulness with paced breathing reduces blood pressure. One of the most plausible mechanisms is that paced breathi...
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Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke
September 6, 2020
New research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.
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