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

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Memory lapses among highly educated may signal higher stroke risk

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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

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

New research discovers gene that reduces risk of stroke

Scientists have discovered a gene that protects people against one of the major causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adults and could hold the key to new treatments. ... Full story

Damage to brain networks affects stroke recovery

By Michael C. Purdy - Initial results of an innovative study may significantly change how some patients are evaluated after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

Implanted Device Shows Potential as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

New JAMA study led by Dr. Vivek Reddy of Mount Sinai Heart shows WATCHMAN device can be just as safe and effective as warfarin. ... Full story

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