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Tag: Stroke

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 […]