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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 ...

Study shows delayed-enhancement MRI may predict, prevent strokes

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 8, 2011 -- Researchers at the University of Utah's Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management (CARMA) Center have found that delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) holds promise for predicting the risks o...

JAMA features NJIT biomedical engineer helping stroke patients

The Journal of the American Medical Society ("Medical News & Perspectives", Jan. 19, 2011) featured the research of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Adamovich and his research partners, physical therapists Alma M...

Hope for stroke victims

Much of the devastation of stroke and head trauma is due to damage caused the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate. Preventing this damage has been impossible, until now, as many drugs don't cross the so-called blood-brain bar...

Culprit found for increased stroke injury with diabetes

BOSTON -- January 23, 2011 -- Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and adult disability. Those that involve intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) are especially deadly, and there are no effective treatments to control such bleeding....

Link between signaling molecules could point way to therapies for epilepsy,...

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2010) -- In the Old West, camps sent smoke signals across distances to share key developments or strategy. Likewise, two important signaling molecules communicate across nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity...

Liver disease a possible predictor of stroke: Study

TORONTO, Ont., January 7, 2011 -- People suffering from fatty liver disease may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than individuals without fatty liver, according to a study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the London Health...

Compound derived from curry spice is neuroprotective against stroke and traumatic...

LA JOLLA, CA--A synthetic derivative of the curry spice turmeric, made by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, dramatically improves the behavioral and molecular deficits seen in animal models of ischemic stroke and traumatic bra...

Blood-thinning treatment standards changing for heart patients, new research shows

CINCINNATI -- Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Massachusetts General Hospital have found that warfarin, a known anticoagulation (blood-thinning) drug, may not be as beneficial to some patients with atrial fibrillation as previous...

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