Stroke

Biomarker-based strategy assesses likely benefit of ezetimibe added to statin therapy post-ACS

1 hour ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

A biomarker-based approach may effectively identify a gradient of risk among post-ACS patients who would most benefit from the addition of ezetimibe to statin...
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It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

3 hours ago   |   Web MD   |   2 articles

Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal within five years.
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Top stories in infectious disease: FDA approves first tuberculosis drug developed by non-profit; CDC OKs new testing algorithm for Lyme disease

6 hours ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

The top stories in infectious disease last week were the FDA's approval of the first tuberculosis drug developed by a non-profit organization for resistant infections and the...
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Ambulance 999 target times 'should be reinstated for stroke victims'

16 hours ago   |   BBC

Mair Gore was told she would have to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance after having a stroke.
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Regulating blood supply to limbs improves stroke recovery

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

Cutting off and then restoring blood supply to a limb following a stroke reduces tissue damage and swelling and improves functional recovery, according to a new study.
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Simple Technique of Regulating Blood Supply to Limbs Helps in Stroke Recovery

Simple Technique of Regulating Blood Supply to Limbs Helps in Stroke Recovery

1 day ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

Remote ischemic limb conditioning technique of using a blood pressure cuff to regulate blood supply to a limb, helps in stroke recovery by increasing the number of inflammatory...
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DAPT may offer greatest benefit 21 days after minor stroke, TIA

1 day ago   |   Healio

The benefit of dual antiplatelet therapy after high-risk transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke was limited to the first 21 days after the event, according to a...
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Top stories in cardiology: Aspirin, rivaroxaban similarly effective for recurrent stroke prevention; hypertension increases dementia risk

1 day ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

Among the top stories in cardiology last week were data from the NAVIGATE ESUS trial that suggested aspirin and rivaroxaban were equally effective at preventing recurrent...
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Genetic predisposition to insomnia linked to modestly higher CVD risk

1 day ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

Genetic liability for insomnia was associated with a modest but increased risk for CAD, HF and ischemic stroke, in addition to BMI, waist-to-hip ratio and type 2 diabetes...
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Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association's...
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Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer

Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University found that people who developed bowel cancer were more likely to have taken penicillin. But tetracyclines may have protective effects for... Read more ...

It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal within five years. Read more ...

Vaping Linked to Impaired Vascular Function

Vaping Linked to Impaired Vascular Function

Vaping was found to damage blood vessels even when the solution does not include nicotine, stated new study. Read more ...

The UK and US have the HEALTHIEST packaged foods in the world, finds review

The UK and US have the HEALTHIEST packaged foods in the world, finds review

The UK ranked 2.83 out of five, followed by the US with 2.82 in an analysis of more than 400,000 products across the globe by researchers at the University of Oxford. Read more ...

I'm a Trainer, and These Are the Ab Exercises Everyone Should Know For a...

I'm a Trainer, and These Are the Ab Exercises Everyone Should Know For a Stronger Core

No matter your fitness level, having a strong core should always be prioritized, in my opinion. To clarify, I'm not talking about getting a six-pack; there's a difference... Read more ...

You can control your blood pressure without medication - here's how

You can control your blood pressure without medication - here's how

M. Alfredo Mejia, an associate professor in the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness at Andrews University in Michigan has developed a program to help people... Read more ...

Having Kids Made Me Notice All The Things My Parents Did Wrong

Having Kids Made Me Notice All The Things My Parents Did Wrong

When my sisters and I were in elementary school, we were often left alone at home. Both of our parents worked, and since we lived in the middle of nowhere, I'd spend my days... Read more ...

Smoking E-Cigarettes Without Nicotine Can Destroy Blood Vessels

Smoking E-Cigarettes Without Nicotine Can Destroy Blood Vessels

E-cigarettes, including nicotine-free ones, can be detrimental to the body's blood vessels. These may lead to irreversible damages to our lungs and the circulatory system. Read more ...

Quitting smoking could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by 40% within...

Quitting smoking could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by 40% within 5 years, study finds

A new study from Vanderbilt University has found that it could take up to 25 years for a former heavy smoker's cardiovascular disease risk to be similar to that of a never smoker. Read more ...

Alzheimer's Drug Repairs Neuron Damage In Rats Exposed to Alcohol

Alzheimer's Drug Repairs Neuron Damage In Rats Exposed to Alcohol

Results offer clues to how adolescent binge drinking changes learning, memory in young adults Read more ...