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Using AI abdominal fat measurements to predict stroke

Artificial intelligence has been used to study fat deposits and for this information to be used to draw predictions about the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Essential Science: Is it possible to predict stroke risk?

A new study, from the University of Virginia Health System, suggests that the use of an online calculator can predict an individual's stroke risk. This, and other studies relating to stroke risk, are examined as part of this Essential Science column.

Jerry Lee Lewis records new music following recovery from stroke

Living rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis returned to the music business following his recovery from a stroke that he suffered at his home in Nesbit, Mississippi.

Dog ownership is associated with longer life

A new study finds that dog ownership is associated with longer life. This finding is especially so when it applies heart attack and stroke survivors, where owning a dog was found to lower the risk of death for those who live alone.

Aspirin may be 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Edinburgh - People who have suffered a stroke can reduce the risk of a future strike by taking aspirin each day, according to a new study. As aspirin thins the blood, some medics had previously been cautious about recommending the drug to patients.

Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' dead at 52

Los Angeles - Actor Luke Perry, who rose to fame as a heartthrob in the hit 1990s television series "Beverly Hills, 90210," died on Monday at the age of 52, triggering an outpouring of grief from friends and former co-stars.

Alzheimer's: Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke

New Scandinavian research has found a connection between antiepileptic drugs and a higher risk of stroke, in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The effects were the same with old and new generation drugs for epilepsy.

Essential Science: Sodium intake and the link with mortality

A new study into sodium levels and diet indicates that other, recent paradoxical study results, seeming to lower the association with sodium levels and disease, are due to imprecise evaluations. The new research sends out a new warning.

Essential Science: New risk of high salt intake and food raised

The risks of a diet with too great a sodium content are well-documented. What has been less certain is whether a generally healthy diet can off-set consuming levels of sodium above recommended allowances. New research sheds light on this.

Wearable device developed for stroke treatment

A new type of wearable device has been designed to assist people recovering from stakes. The device a sensor that measures speech and swallowing patterns and it has been designed by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University.

Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

Lausanne - Researchers have developed an algorithm designed with a robot-assistive rehabilitation approach, to help people learn to walk again after neurological injuries such as stroke.

Viewing brain images by new adaptive-optics technology

Scientists from Purdue University have developed a new adaptive-optics technology designed for brain research. The method, described as “multi-pupil adaptive optics”, helps with research into brain function.

Loretta Lynn suffers a stroke, veteran country queen hospitalized

Hurricane Mills - On May 5, it was reported that Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn had a stroke, and was subsequently hospitalized.

Artery problems are the cause of most stokes: Study

“Don’t blame the brain” is the message from the U.S. based Society for Vascular Surgery. To mark May 2017 being Stroke Awareness Month, the research group is discussing the causes of ischemic strokes.

Want to live longer? Then cycle to work

Glasgow - Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? Lowe the chance of heart disease? The answer is to cycle to work, according to a new health study.

New app offers personalized therapies for stroke patients

Toronto - A new app has been developed and it offers a series of personalized therapies for stroke patients to gain back use of their arms.

Drug cuts bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels

London - A new breakthrough medication is being heralded by medics as a potential life-saver. The innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol significantly.

New detector leads to early atherosclerosis detection

A new, non-invasive method to assess inflammation has been developed. The aim is to use the device for the early identification of atherosclerotic plaques before they rupture. Early detection helps to treat heart disease.

Essential Science: Heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Copenaghen - A recent concern has been raised about heartburn drugs and a connection to an increased risk of stroke. This follows earlier studies linking this type of medication to dementia, kidney and heart problems. Digital Journal looks into the issue.

Blood flow patterns provide stroke predictions

The shape and flow of blood through the heart can acts as model to predict the likelihood of a person developing a stroke, according to a new medical study.

Do eggs really help to reduce stroke risk?

Eggs have had a bad press and a good press. Today the balance shifts towards the ‘good’, with research suggesting that around one egg per day reduces the risk of strokes. However, the study is not completely straightforward as Digital Journal reveals.

Key facts about strokes as Israel's Peres critical

Paris - The haemorrhagic stroke suffered by former Israeli president Shimon Peres is one of the most serious forms of stroke and can be fatal.

Animal study shows how omega-3s help to reduce stroke damage

Working with mice, researchers have shown that the effects of stroke triggered brain damage can be reduced following injections of omega-3 fatty acids.

Reversible blood thinner invented

To overcome the risks associated with the continued effects of blood thinners, medical scientists have developed a blood thinner that can be reversed.

How macrophages repair brain bleeding

The breaking of blood vessels can be the cause of significant risk, such as the triggering of strokes. One way the body addresses these is through macrophages and understanding this can help with stroke prevention.

Long-term link between shingles and stroke

New York City - A new study has drawn a connection between the virus that causes the skin rash shingles with an increased chance of suffering from a stroke in later life.

Sleeping aid helps with stroke recovery

A new study has found mice, conditioned to experience a stroke, recovered faster when given controlled doses of a sleeping aid called Zolpidem.

Can statins lower risk of artery atherosclerosis strokes?

Hiroshima - The results of a new Japanese study suggest statins could reduce the occurrence of strokes that occur due to larger artery atherosclerosis.

Diabetes drug effective for heart attacks and stroke

An established diabetes drug produced by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has been shown to be effective against cardiovascular diseases.

Seek, locate, destroy — Nanotech cleans up blood clots

Melbourne - Scientists have used nanoparticles to eliminate blood clots in the form of a field kit to be carried by medics on reaching the scene of a suspected heart attack or stroke case.
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The connection between shift work and stroke has been alarming the Twitter community.
The connection between shift work and stroke has been alarming the Twitter community.
Worries on Twitter about the link between shift work and stroke.
Worries on Twitter about the link between shift work and stroke.
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Serene Branson, a reporter for KCBS in L.A.
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Dr. Christine Goertz  D.C.  PhD  Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer Chiropract...
Dr. Christine Goertz, D.C., PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer Chiropractic College made an official presentation the following day on Aug. 8, the day after the American Heart Association's statements on the potential risk of stroke due to neck adjustments. She said in rebuttal..."there’s absolutely no research that shows a cause-and-effect relationship between chiropractic care and stroke,”
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