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Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation

Photo: Two men testing the glove [12/08/2015] Initial rehabilitation therapy for many stroke victims may focus on regaining the ability to walk. But when hands also are affected, therapy focused only on the legs can leave hand muscles contracted. A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient's hand may bring stroke victims relief in a lightweight device that is less expensive and more pliant than current exoskeleton technology. Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation - Read more

New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes

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Graphic: Stent is passed through an artery [03/08/2015] In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy has gained notable momentum as an effective and safe treatment option for patients. Two new studies further reinforce the value and progress of IA treatment with conclusions that the innovative new devices that facilitate this approach are reducing treatment times, improving outcomes and decreasing mortality rates. New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes - Read more

100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered stroke risk

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Photo: Pieces of chocolate [17/06/2015] Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart. There does not seem to be any evidence for cutting out chocolate to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, conclude the researchers.100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered stroke risk - Read more

Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function

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Photo: Images of brain [08/06/2015] Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white patients, having had a stroke meant that their score on a 27-item test of memory and thinking speed had dropped as much as it would have if they had aged 7.9 years overnight.Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function - Read more

COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence

Photo: Man with a cup of tea using COGWATCH [08/05/2015] Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14 percent of all deaths. About a third of the 8 million stroke survivors in the EU are left with some degree of physical or cognitive impairment affecting their ability to plan and carry out actions.COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence - Read more

People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke

Photo: Woman with migraine [01/04/2015] People who have migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in people with migraine who smoke. And migraineurs who smoke and use birth control pills are seven times more likely to have strokes.People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke - Read more

Telemedicine allows to enroll patients remotely into acute stroke trial

Photo: Researcher talks to a patient via telemedicine [13/03/2015] Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.Telemedicine allows to enroll patients remotely into acute stroke trial - Read more

Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke?

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Photo: Sleeping woman [02/03/2015] People who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke? - Read more

After a stroke, poor information increases risk of depression

Photo: Elderly man looking sad [14/01/2015] People recovering from a stroke and living at home have generally a higher risk of suffering from depression. According to researchers lack of information is often a major concern for patients and this frequently contributes to their depression. This is the result of a new study from health sociologists of the University of Luxembourg.After a stroke, poor information increases risk of depression - Read more

Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke

Photo: Roller coaster ride [15/12/2014] Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke - Read more

 
 

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