Tag: Stroke

Hospitalised Coronavirus Patients Have Low Risk Of Stroke

New York: While initial reports suggested a significant risk of stroke in patients hospitalised with Covid-19, now a new study shows a low risk of stroke in patients hospitalised for coronavirus. According to the study, published in the journal Stroke from Penn Medicine, the majority of afflicted patients had existing risk factors, such as high […]

COVID-19 Infection Linked To Stroke In Healthy Young People

New York: Researchers have revealed that young and otherwise healthy patients with Covid-19 may have an increased risk of stroke even if they are not showing any symptoms of the disease. For the findings, published in the journal Neurosurgery, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in the US analysed patients having suffered a stroke from March […]

Social Isolation May Increase Heart Attack And Death Risk

London: Researchers have revealed that people who are socially isolated are over 40 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated. The study also found that those who are socially isolated are almost 50 per cent more likely to die from […]

Heart Attack Prevention Efforts Lag For People With Stroke

New York: Researchers have found that patients with peripheral artery disease or stroke were less likely to receive recommended treatments to prevent heart attack than those with coronary artery disease. All three are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Depending on the location of the blockage, atherosclerosis increases the risk for three serious conditions: coronary artery […]

Higher Alcohol Consumption Linked To Increased Stroke Risk

London: In a warning for heavy drinkers, new research says that higher alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of having a stroke or developing peripheral artery disease (PAD). While observational studies have consistently shown that heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, they often use self-reported data […]

Reduce 'ugly cholesterol' for stroke prevention

London: Reducing high levels of remnant cholesterol or ‘ugly cholesterol’ can significantly cut the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction, suggest researchers. In a study, published in Atherosclerosis journal, the researchers from University of Copenhagen observed that levels of remnant cholesterol in the blood of adults are just as high as the amount of the […]

Depression may put women at risk of chronic diseases

Sydney: Women who experience symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, are at an increased risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, according to a study. The study, published in the journal American Psychological Association Health Psychology, examined 7,407 middle-aged women (45-50 years) for over 20 years. During the study period, 43.2 per cent women […]

Aspirin 'safe' for brain stroke patients: Study

London: People who have suffered brain haemorrhage can take common medicines such as aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, suggest researchers. Aspirin and Clopidogrel, also known antiplatelet medicines are often prescribed to older people because they can lower risk of heart attack and stroke caused by a blood clot. Although doctors wary of […]

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London: Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results published in the […]

The gene that could reduce inflammation after stroke

New York: Researchers have found that a gene could help the brain heal itself after a stroke or any other head-related injuries. The study, published in Cell Reports, suggested that a dose of the TRIM9 gene could reduce brain swelling after stroke, prevent damage following a blow to the head (concussion) or encephalitis, which is […]

Long-term exposure to PM2.5 raises diabetes' risk

Beijing: Long-term exposure to PM2.5, a major particle matter pollutant increases the risk of diabetes, finds a study. Researchers from the Fuwai Hospital under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences as well as Emory University in the United States evaluated the association between long-term exposure to PM2.5 and diabetes incidence based on data collected from […]

Being absentminded can predict your risk of silent stroke, claims study

Toronto: Do you frequently lose train of thought or often become sidetracked? It may in fact be a sign of a condition known as “silent stroke” — a major cause of dementia and stroke — warns a study. The condition known as cerebral small vessel disease is one of the most common neurological disorders of […]

Women more prone to depression after stroke: Study

London: Women, please take note. Women are twice more likely to suffer from severe depression after a stroke than men, as researchers have found that 20 per cent of women suffered from severe depression compared to 10 per cent of men. The study also found varying patterns of symptom progression; that long-term increased symptoms of […]

Depression, anxiety affect health as much as smoking: Study

New York: Being anxious or depressed can increase risks for heart disease and stroke, the same as smoking and obesity, according to a new study, that underscores the importance of treating mental health conditions. The findings showed that people with high levels of anxiety and depression are at 65 per cent higher risk for a […]

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Miscarriage might be linked to heart disease risk: Study

London: Women who experience miscarriages or pregnancy loss and do not have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and stroke, compared with women who have only one or two children, says a new study. It could be because repeated pregnancies could result in long-lasting changes within the body including […]

Lead, mercury exposure raises cholesterol levels: Study

New York: Increased levels of lead and mercury in the blood could raise bad cholesterol levels, known to damage arteries, and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a preliminary research. The findings by researchers from the Jacobi Medical Center in New York City showed that people with a high level of […]

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Novel vaccine may reduce post-stroke blood clot risk

Tokyo: Researchers have tested a vaccine, S100A9, that may be able to replace oral blood thinners to reduce the risk of secondary strokes caused by blood clots, without increasing the risk of serious bleeding or triggering an autoimmune response, according to a new research. Oral blood thinners are medicines that help blood flow smoothly through […]

Air pollution increasing factor for stroke among youngsters: Experts

New Delhi: Tiny air pollution particles can also increase the risk of stroke in youngsters and healthy people by damaging the inner lining of their veins and arteries, according to medical experts. Praveen Gupta, Director, Neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, said that there has been a rise of young patients in the last few […]

Exercise, low calorie diet may cut stroke risk in menopausal women

New York: Mid-aged women transitioning to menopause may be able to lower their risk of developing stroke, heart disease and Type-2 diabetes if they exercise more or eat a low calorie diet, suggests a research. The study showed that physically active women were less likely to get incidents of metabolic syndrome than inactive women. Metabolic […]

Healthy lifestyle linked to reduced stroke risk: Study

London: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes quitting smoking and reducing weight, can help people at high genetic risk to decrease their chance of suffering a stroke. The study, led by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK, showed that the risk of stroke was 35 per cent higher among those at high […]

Extremely high BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

New York: Patients with diabetes suffering from extremely high blood pressure (BP) could be at risk of organ damage due to hypertensive emergencies such as stroke, chest pain and heart failure, finds a study. The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury (49.6 per cent) followed by […]

Irregular BP, sugar readings may up risk of heart attacks, strokes

Seoul: People with fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are more likely to be at a higher risk of developing heart attack, stroke and death, compared to those with more stable readings, a new research suggests. The researchers found that high variability was associated with a significantly higher risk of death […]

Stroke patients at 70% higher risk of dementia: Study

London: People who have suffered a stroke are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, a new study has revealed. Around a third of dementia cases are thought to be potentially preventable. However, this estimate does not take into account the risk associated with stroke. Stroke characteristics such as the location and extent of […]

Breastfeeding mothers have lower risk of stroke: Study

Toronto: Mothers, take note. Breastfeeding may reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women, a new study has found. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed 23 per cent lower risk of stroke among women who breastfed their babies. “Some studies have reported that breastfeeding may reduce the rates of […]

Moderate salt intake not as bad as earlier thought: Study

Toronto: People with moderate or average salt intake need not reduce their sodium intake for prevention of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new study involving 94,000 people from different parts of the world, including India. For a vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase heart risks, except for those who eat more than […]

Consumption of red meat increases heart attacks, say researchers

New York: Researchers have found a link between an allergen found in red meat and the build-up of fats that block the heart arteries, increasing the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Health experts have long established saturated fats found in red meat as one major cause of heart disease. However, the new study, published […]

Goa Power minister suffers stroke, hospitalised

Panaji: Goa Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar underwent a surgery on Tuesday in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after he suffered a brain stoke, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said. “Madkaikar has suffered a brain stroke. I am going to see him accompanied by the Medical Superintendent of the Goa Medical College so he can co-ordinate. […]

AI-based software may help predict risk of dementia

London: Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence-based software which may identify and measure the severity of common causes of strokes and dementia. Small vessel disease (SVD) is a very common neurological disease among older people that reduces blood flow to the deep white matter connections of the brain, damaging and eventually killing the brain […]

Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

New York: Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that that among individuals aged 55 years or older, the overall […]

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

New York: A stroke in a baby — even a big one – may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the “opposite side” of the brain if they experience a stroke around the time of birth. About one in 4,000 […]

Why women are more prone to suffer stroke decoded

New York: Researchers have found that stroke disproportionately affects women as compared to men due to factors such as fluctuations in naturally occurring hormone levels, early age of menarche and menopause. According to the researchers, stroke is a leading cause of disability that affects 55,000 more women than men each year. “Many people don’t realise that […]

Link found between gut bacteria and stroke

London: Imbalances in the good and bad bacteria in the gut of the elderly causes inflammatory responses that are linked to age-related conditions such as stroke, dementia and cardiovascular disease, a research has showed. The findings showed that chronic inflammation causes imbalances, or “dysbiosis” of gut bacteria that results in “bad” bacteria being more dominant […]

Spicy food may help unhealthy craving for salt: Study

Beijing: A new study suggests that if you like eating spicy Chinese food, there are more chances that you would desire less for salt and that would help in controlling lower blood pressure which would potentially lead to reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Previously, a pilot study found that trace amounts of […]

Air pollution can cause stroke: Health experts

New Delhi: As pollution level have started to weaken at an alarming level in the National Capital Region, experts have warned that exposure to polluted air can lead to stroke among adults. Although it was earlier believed that pollution only increased the risk of heart problems, it also possesses the capability to damage inner linings […]

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Moscow: The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says. In 2015, these diseases comprised of 16.8 per cent of global deaths, according to the report by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project […]

India to host global meet on stroke from September 23

New Delhi: India will host a global conference on stroke, which is likely to be attended by over 500 experts from various medically advanced nations. The meet will focus on the advancements in stroke management. The two-day conference, starting from Saturday (September 23), is being organised in Delhi by Agrim Institute of Neurosciences, Artemis Hospital. […]

Stroke patients being prescribed ineffective drugs: AIIMS

New Delhi: Over eight lakh stroke patients in north India are being prescribed neuroprotective drugs which are not recommended by clinical practice guidelines set by the world bodies, an AIIMS study has revealed. Citicoline, Piracetam, and Edaravone are the three drugs being prescribed to the stroke patients over the years in spite of the directions […]