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Finding a fast, reliable test to see if a bleeding stroke is still bleeding

Intracerebral hemorrhages, or bleeding strokes, are common and deadly. In 2010-2011, nearly 1,350 Ontario patients suffered a bleeding stroke — 37% of ...

Study finds genetic predictor of serious hemorrhagic stroke complications

University of Florida Health researchers have found a possible predictor for little understood -- but often disabling or even fatal -- stroke ...

Men who live alone run a greater risk of dying prematurely after stroke

Men who live alone have a considerably greater long-term risk of dying prematurely than other patients. This is shown in a doctoral thesis that followed 1,090 stroke cases in western Sweden. ... Full story

‘July effect’ does not impact stroke outcomes, according to new study

By Geoff Koehler - Patients with strokes caused by blood clots –known as acute ischemic strokes– who were admitted in July had similar outcomes compared to patients admitted any other month, according to a new study. ... Full story

Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke risk

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Memory lapses among highly educated may signal higher stroke risk

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Stroke rates in decline thanks to better prevention and treatment

Stroke is Australia’s second biggest killer after coronary heart disease, but rates of a common type of stroke, intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), appear to be falling, according to a UNSW study that is the largest of its kind in Australia. ... Full story

Genetic Variation Protects Against Major Cause of Strokes--Cervical Artery Dissection

(SALT LAKE CITY)—In an unprecedented international study, researchers from Europe and the United States have shown that individuals carrying a particular genetic variant in the PHACTR1 gene are at reduced risk of sustaining cervical artery dissection, a major cause of stroke in young and middle-aged adults. ... Full story

How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games

Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. ... Full story

Stroke damage mechanism identified

Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims—and are now searching for drugs to block it. ... Full story

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