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New Hope for Stroke Recovery: Retrain the brain and regain independence

New Hope for Stroke Recovery: Retrain the brain and regain independence

The article published on https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/
While more people are surviving strokes, many still face long-term disability. But Johns Hopkins research finds promising ways to retrain the brain and regain independence. Here’s what experts have learned about the power of physical rehab.

The good news about stroke: More people are surviving the initial stroke. The bad news about stroke: More people are surviving the initial stroke with disabilities which might have been minimized if they had received the kind of early, intensive physical rehabilitation that researchers find can improve function and reduce long-term disability. In fact, as many as 60 percent are left with diminished use of an arm or leg. (more…)

Ischemic stroke risk linked to traumatic brain injury (TBI), independent of other factors

Ischemic stroke risk linked to traumatic brain injury (TBI), independent of other factors

By: Emily Lunardo | Heart Health | Thursday, November 03, 2016 – 12:30 PM

Ischemic stroke risk is linked to traumatic brain injury (TBI), independent of other factors. Lead study author James F. Burke explained, “Both stroke and traumatic brain injury are common, costly, and leading causes of severe disability in adults, and approximately 20 percent of strokes occur in adults under age 65. A large proportion of stroke risk is unexplained, especially in the young, so if we can identify new risk factors, we have the potential to prevent more strokes and improve outcomes.” (more…)

Eating one egg a day may lower risk of stroke

Eating one egg a day may lower risk of stroke

“An egg a day can cut chances of suffering a fatal stroke,” The Times reports. A new review of existing data covering around 300,000 people suggests eating up to one egg a day may lower stroke risk; but not the risk of heart disease.

The health effects of eggs have been debated for years. Eggs, which contain cholesterol, were thought to increase risk of heart disease by raising cholesterol levels.

But more recent studies show that cholesterol in food has little impact on the levels of cholesterol in your blood – most cholesterol in the blood is made by the liver. (more…)

Self management in stroke at WSO Congress in Hyderabad, India

Self management in stroke at WSO Congress in Hyderabad, India

President and vice president of SAFE co-chairing self management in stroke session at WSO Congress in Hyderabad, India.

Three examples of studies and digital programs were presented at an early morning lecture session on “Stroke support organisations and Self Management”. (more…)

WSO pilot Stroke Advocacy Training Program held in Hyderabad, India

WSO pilot Stroke Advocacy Training Program held in Hyderabad, India

The pilot Stroke Advocacy Training Program was held in Hyderabad, India on Tuesday 25th October 2016, organised by WSO.

There are many things that individuals can do to reduce their stroke risk and maximize their recovery from stroke. Public Awareness campaigns are important in helping people with this, as well as raising awareness about the impact of stroke and the importance of a good health care system for stroke.
Good government policy also plays an important role. Governments at a national, regional or city level make decisions about healthcare resources and regulations that can make a tremendous difference in stroke prevention, assessment treatment and rehabilitation. (more…)