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  1. Magnet Treatment May Help Stroke Patients

    Sept. 14, 2010 -- Researchers in Egypt say a non-invasive type of brain stimulation involving magnets could be a useful treatment for patients partially paralyzed by stroke. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is mostly used for depression, with some studies finding it to be a benefi

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  2. New Anticlotting Drugs in the Works

    Sept. 1, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Two experimental anticlotting drugs showed impressive results at preventing deadly blood clots, doctors say. If approved, they will offer alternatives to the old standby, warfarin, which many people can't or won't take. In one study of 5,600 patients who couldn't

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  3. Migraines With Aura May Raise Stroke Risk

    Aug. 24, 2010 -- Evidence is accumulating that migraines with aura -- a transient visual or sensory disturbance, such as light flashes or zigzag patterns-- may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Researchers have also found that migraine with aura seems to boost the risk of earlier death

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  4. Stroke Risk Higher in Hour After 'Happy Hour'

    July 15, 2010 -- Just one drink -- whether beer, wine, or hard liquor -- may double your risk of stroke in the hour after your cocktail hour, according to a new study in Stroke . A few hours later, however, your risk seems to return to its previous level. Numerous studies have shown that moderate al

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  5. Researchers Identify 10 Risk Factors for Stroke

    June 18, 2010 -- Ten simple and modifiable risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure and smoking, comprise 90% of a person's risk, a study shows. The findings from the INTERSTROKE study are published in The Lancet. High blood pressure was the leading risk factor for all types of stroke,

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  6. Many Stroke Patients Don't Get Quick Treatment

    June 3, 2010 -- About one in four patients makes it to the hospital during a stroke within an hour of the onset of symptoms -- the optimal time for treatment with clot-busting drugs, a study shows. But just one in five of these patients who were candidates for the treatment actually got it within an

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  7. Stroke Patients Discharged Without Statins

    May 27, 2010 -- Far too many stroke patients are being discharged from hospitals without receiving prescriptions for statin medications, a new study shows. This is alarming because previous studies have shown that patients who take the cholesterol-lowering medications after a stroke reduce their cha

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  8. Friends of Stroke Victims Reluctant to Call 911

    May 13, 2010 -- Stroke victims need immediate emergency attention, but a new study shows that most people who realize stroke warning signs are occurring in a friend or family member may not call 911, thereby delaying potentially lifesaving treatment. This is alarming, Michigan researchers suggest, b

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  9. Limb Movement Regained Years After Stroke

    April 16, 2010 -- Regaining lost movement may be possible many years after suffering a stroke thanks to intensive stroke rehabilitation therapy and help from new robotic aids. A new study shows people who had lost significant strength in arm movement due to a stroke were able to achieve modest gains

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  10. Can You Recognize Symptoms of Minor Stroke?

    April 15, 2010 -- Most people having minor strokes don't recognize the symptoms, and a large percentage fails to seek timely treatment, a new study shows. Researchers in the U.K. interviewed 1,000 patients treated for minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a condition characterized by stro

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