Stroke and Cognition

Eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk
February 28, 2020
People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a study published in the February 26, 2020, online issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology....
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Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke
February 24, 2020
Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the today (Monday).
Until now, most studies have looked at the association between food and total stroke (all types of stroke combined), or focus...
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Vision rehab treatment effective for stroke and injury related blindness
February 24, 2020
Jose Romano, Chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury.
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Could this plaque identifying toothpaste prevent a heart attack or stroke?
February 24, 2020
For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body -- in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Inflammation is intimately involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and is accurately measured by high sensitivity C-reactive ...
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Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot
February 21, 2020
Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020 . The conference, Feb. 19-21 in Los ...
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Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients
February 20, 2020
New research confirms that the lower 0.25mg/kg dose of the clot-busting agent tenecteplase is appropriate for eligible stroke patients and can reduce the need for mechanical clot removal, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke ...
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New drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke
February 20, 2020
After 50 years of research and the testing of over 1,000 drugs, there is new hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke. Treating acute ischemic stroke patients with an experimental neuroprotective drug, combined with a surgical procedure to remove the clot improves outcomes as shown...
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B cells may travel to remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery
February 18, 2020
New University of Kentucky research shows that the immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve recovery after a stroke.
The study in mice, published in by researchers from UK's College of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and University...
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New guidelines on aspirin in primary prevention
February 17, 2020
The most recent guidelines for primary prevention recommend aspirin use for individuals ages 40 to 70 years who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people over 70 are at increasingly higher risks of cardiovascular events than those under 70. There h...
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Optimism linked to lower stroke severity, inflammation
February 12, 2020
Stroke survivors with high levels of optimism had lower inflammation levels, reduced stroke severity and less physical disability after three months, compared to those who are less optimistic, according to preliminary research presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association'...
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