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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 ...

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 ...

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

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention

An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed them. ... Full story

UNC scientists identify “collateral vessel” gene that protects against stroke damage

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages. ... Full story

FDA approves new device for prevention of recurrent strokes in certain patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device. The PFO Occluder reduces the risk of a stroke in patients who previously had a stroke believed to be caused by a blood clot that passed through a small hole in the heart, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), and then traveled to the brain. ... Full story

Imaging Stroke Risk in 4D

New MRI technique detects blood flow velocity to identify who is most at risk for stroke ... Full story

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