Monthly Archives: June 2015

Few US stroke patients get clot-busting treatment

Not all U.S. stroke patients eligible for a clot-busting treatment actually receive it – and the odds of getting this therapy may depend on where they live, a large study finds. Researchers found wide variation in treatment for ischemic stroke, … Continue reading

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Bart Starr undergoing stem cell treatments after strokes

Hall of Fame Packers quarterback Bart Starr has been in failing health for several months, but his family said in a statement released today that there is some room for optimism, thanks to an experimental treatment. “Following Bart’s strokes, our … Continue reading

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The Heart Attack (And Stroke) Risk Factor Millions Deal With Every Night

It’s no secret that sleep is a basic function that plays a vital role in overall health and well-being. However, new research presented at EuroHeartCare 2015 says poor sleep is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. … Continue reading

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Blood to feeling: Scientists turn adult human blood cells into neurons

Stem cell scientists can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperature … Continue reading

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Two chocolate bars a day ‘reduce risk of heart disease and stroke’

Chocolate may no longer be just an indulgent sweet treat according to new research showing that eating up to two bars a day may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Heart researchers at the University of Aberdeen found … Continue reading

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