Phone tool can spot strokes as well as ER docs

A new smartphone tool can diagnose strokes within minutes with the same level of accuracy that emergency room doctors do, resarchers report.

Jessica Hallman-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Age and pre-existing conditions increase risk of stroke among COVID-19 patients

Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with severe

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Quicker treatment could save older stroke patients

A new stroke treatment offers a life-saving and surprisingly safe alternative to thrombectomy for patients who have difficult-to-access arteries.

Yale • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~6 min

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Tweaked enzyme may treat spine injury and stroke damage

An enzyme called chondroitinase ABC that regrows damaged nerve tissue in animals has been too unstable for human use. New work could change things.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~6 min

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People hospitalized with COVID-19 have low stroke risk

The majority of people hospitalized for COVID-19 who had a stroke also had existing risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes, a new study shows.

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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A new anti-platelet drug shows potential for treating blood vessel clots in heart attacks, strokes and, possibly, COVID-19

Scientists have developed and tested a new anti-clotting drug in mice that shows promise for treating heart attacks and stroke. It may also prove useful for COVID-19.

Xiaoping Du, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Even rich Americans are less healthy than English peers

Even the highest paid middle-aged Americans have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and mental health conditions than do their English peers.

U. Michigan • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~9 min

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Apathy not depression helps to predict dementia

Apathy offers an important early warning sign of dementia in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, but depression does not, research led by the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

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Speedy action can save vision after an occipital stroke

"For the first time, we can now conclusively say that just as for sensorimotor stroke, 'time is vision' after an occipital stroke."

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~5 min

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