Increasing triglyceride levels linked to greater stroke risk

A study by researchers in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women. Higher cholesterol levels were associated with greater stroke risk in men only….

Swedish discovery could lead to new stroke therapy

The only acute treatment for a stroke currently available is thrombolysis. This uses drugs that dissolve the blood clot responsible for the stroke, but it only reaches around 10 per cent of stroke patients in time to prevent lasting damage. For other…

Study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Home-based physical therapy to improve the strength and balance of stroke survivors works about as well to get them walking again as treadmill training done in a physical therapy lab, according to the results of a study prese…

Study yields promising results for patients with stroke

ALEXANDRIA, VA — One year after having a stroke, 52% of people who participate in either a physical therapy program that includes a walking program using a body-weight supported treadmill or a home-based program focused on progressive strength an…

Study related to diet soda and stroke risk is seriously flawed

The Calorie Control Council stated today that research findings presented during a poster session at the International Stroke Conference claiming an association between diet soft drink consumption and increased risk of stroke and heart attack are cr…

New online tool predicts probability of death from stroke

TORONTO, On — February 10, 2010 — Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after …

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