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A potential new way for physical therapists to treat stroke survivors

USC researchers study the use of non-invasive electrical stimulation to improve mobility ...

UCLA study shows how brain begins repairs after ‘silent strokes’

Blocking a molecular receptor helps restore brain function ...

Marital history linked to stroke survival

•The risk of dying after a stroke is significantly higher for people who have never been married or have been widowed compared to continuously married people. •Adults who experienced more than one divorce or death of a spouse in their lifetime were about 39 percent and 40 percent respectively more likely to die after having a stroke than those who were continuously married. ... Full story

New discovery may improve recovery after stroke

Faster and better recovery after stroke may be the result of a newly discovered treatment strategy that created new nerve synapses in the brain—a key factor for learning. A study at Sahlgrenska Academy showed improved ability to use the affected paw in mice that received the treatment. ... Full story

Stroke survivors needed for study on stem-cell therapies

Are stroke survivors who are dissatisfied with the treatments available in Australia at risk of travelling overseas for untested and potentially unsafe stem-cell treatments? ... Full story

Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers, Rutgers Study Finds

Obesity and diabetes likely causes of a reversal in a downward trend in stroke occurrence ... Full story

New drug limits and then repairs brain damage in stroke

Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that a potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage. ... Full story

Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising

•Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39. •Higher rates of obesity, diabetes and failure to take prescribed medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may be contributing to the upswing. ... Full story

New Research Tackles Major Cause of Death Following Stroke

Stroke patients, who are more susceptible to pneumonia, could soon benefit from a nationwide research study, led by Keele University and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM). ... Full story

Popular heartburn medication may increase ischemic stroke risk

•Heartburn drugs may increase the risk of ischemic stroke. •Stroke risk appears to be greatest with highest dose of the drugs. ... Full story

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