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Clot busters limit stroke damage despite age; stroke severity
February 12, 2014

Clot busters limit stroke damage despite age; stroke severity

Study Highlights: Amidst lingering debate, a review by an international collaboration of stroke experts shows timely use of clot busters improves stroke outcomes despite patient age or stroke severity. The clot-busting drug tPA can significantly ...
NOVEL BASIC SCIENCE TIP SHEET
February 12, 2014

NOVEL BASIC SCIENCE TIP SHEET

Tip Titles: Pregnancy may help bodies’ response to stroke many years later; Heart disease risk factors linked to brain degeneration in elderly; Non-invasive nerve stimulation may limit stroke damage; New technique locates risky genes for dangerous brain bleeds.
American Stroke Association honors outstanding contributors to stroke, research
February 12, 2014

American Stroke Association honors outstanding contributors to stroke, research

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2014 — Three pioneers in stroke research, two new investigators and an emergency medicine researcher will be honored by the American Stroke Association at the International Stroke Conference 2014.   Marc Fisher, M.D., of the Un
Common infections linked to stroke in children; vaccines may reduce risk
February 12, 2014

Common infections linked to stroke in children; vaccines may reduce risk

Study Highlights: Common infections are associated with a significantly greater risk of stroke in children. Recommended vaccinations may help decrease the risk of stroke in children.
More awareness, fast response key to combatting stroke in children
February 12, 2014

More awareness, fast response key to combatting stroke in children

Study Highlights: Parents should be aware that children are vulnerable to stroke and be prepared to respond to symptoms. Increased awareness is also needed among healthcare professionals and in communities.
Cocaine may increase stroke risk within 24 hours of use
February 12, 2014

Cocaine may increase stroke risk within 24 hours of use

Study Highlights: Cocaine greatly increases ischemic stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use. Stroke risk associated with acute cocaine use is much higher than other stroke risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.
Weather changes may be linked with stroke hospitalization, death
February 12, 2014

Weather changes may be linked with stroke hospitalization, death

Study Highlights: Stroke hospitalization and death rates may be associated with changes in environmental temperature and dew point. Large daily temperature changes and higher average dew points may be linked with higher stroke hospitalizations.
February 12, 2014

Se encontró una relación entre las infecciones comunes y los ataques cerebrales en niños; las vacunas podrían disminuir el riesgo

Puntos destacados del estudio: Las infecciones comunes están relacionadas con un riesgo significativamente mayor de ataques cerebrales en niños. Es posible que las vacunaciones recomendadas contribuyan a disminuir el riesgo de ataques cerebrales en niños.
Coffee may help perk up your blood vessels
November 20, 2013

Coffee may help perk up your blood vessels

Study Highlights: A small study showed that a cup of coffee improved small blood vessel function. The study takes us one step closer to understanding how coffee might benefit cardiovascular health.
Smokers who quit cut heart disease risk faster than previous estimates
November 20, 2013

Smokers who quit cut heart disease risk faster than previous estimates

Study Highlights: Certain smokers who quit can reduce their risk of heart disease to the level of never-smokers sooner than previously thought. Some former smokers may eliminate their risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death in less than 15 years.
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