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…)

Researchers use video gamelike test to study learning and recovery in stroke patients

Researchers use video gamelike test to study learning and recovery in stroke patients

A robotic arm and a virtual game were essential tools in a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The study results suggest that while training doesn’t change neurological repair in chronic stroke patients, it can indeed help such patients learn new motor skills and achieve more independence in their daily lives.

A report on the work is published in the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair on Oct. 27. (more…)

Henry Barnett, ‘Pioneer’ in Stroke Prevention Research, Dies at 94

Henry Barnett, ‘Pioneer’ in Stroke Prevention Research, Dies at 94

Henry Barnett, MD, highly regarded neurologist, acclaimed stroke prevention researcher, and cofounder of the Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario, Canada, died last week at the age of 94, a release from the Institute notes.

“He was a pioneer, a founder, and the father of the scientific and therapeutic phase of our field,” fellow cofounder Vladimir Hachinski, MD, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, told Medscape Medical News. (more…)

STROKE IS TREATABLE and treatment should be equally available across Europe

STROKE IS TREATABLE and treatment should be equally available across Europe

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Today is the World Stroke Day 2016

STROKE IS TREATABLE
And treatment should be equally available across Europe

Stroke Alliance for Europe marks the World Stroke Day 2016 by joining forces with scientific and commercial partners in an attempt of measuring the actual state of stroke care across Europe, said Jon Barrick, President of SAFE.
According to the World Health Organization 17 million people worldwide suffer a stroke each year, and 6.5 million don’t survive, yet stroke, as a burden of disease, still remains little understood. (more…)

SAFE’s President is the next Chairman of the World Stroke Campaign

SAFE’s President is the next Chairman of the World Stroke Campaign

The President and Board of the WSO offered Jon Barrick, the President of SAFE, the role of being the next Chairman of the World Stroke Campaign, which he has accepted.

I think it will be good for us to be able to shape awareness and advocacy work at world level, said Barrick.

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The WSD Campaign Committee and Working Group will have a lot to do in developing the new campaign theme for the 2017 World Stroke Campaign and World Stroke Day. SAFE is honoured to have our President leading the WSD17 Campaign Team. (more…)

Access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions

Access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions

EFNA needs people to get involved in the action to ensure access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions.

efna-declarationWritten Declaration no. 0112/2016 was launched on October 24th. We now have until mid-January to ensure that over half of all Ministers of the European Parliament sign this Declaration, to ensure that it does not lapse.
Please help us to achieve this goal, which will benefit all those affected by neurological and chronic pain conditions across the EU.

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