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Reducing salt and increasing potassium will have major global health benefits

Cutting down on salt and, at the same time, increasing levels of potassium in our diet will have major health and cost benefits across...

Shift of language function to right brain hurts post-stroke recovery

In a study designed to differentiate why some stroke patients recover from aphasia and others do not, investigators have found that a compensatory reorganization...

Device removes stroke-causing clots better than standard treatment

An experimental device for removing blood clots in stroke patients dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment, according to research presented by UCLA Stroke Center...

Blood pressure medicines reduce stroke risk in people with prehypertension

People with prehypertension had a lower risk of stroke when they took blood pressure-lowering medicines, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Prehypertension, which affects more than 50 million adults in...

Stroke patients benefit from family involvement in exercise therapy

Your family's involvement in your exercise therapy could significantly improve your function and recovery after stroke, according to a study in the March print issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that addi...

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...

UTHealth, Athersys preclinical research on stem cell therapy for stroke presented...

HOUSTON and LOS ANGELES -- February 10th, 2011 -- Medical researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) presented new research results at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference that de...

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