Written by Honor Whiteman
Published on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
Older women are usually considered at greater risk of pregnancy complications than younger women. However, when it comes to stroke during pregnancy, a new study suggests it is younger women who are most at risk.
Researchers find younger women are more than twice as likely to experience stroke during or just after pregnancy than their non-pregnant counterparts.
Researchers found that pregnant older women had a similar stroke risk as their non-pregnant counterparts, while younger pregnant women were found to be at more than double the risk of stroke than non-pregnant women of the same age. (more…)
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…)
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…)
“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…)
Please read below a touching story “The terrorist inside my husband’s brain” from Susan Schneider Williams, BFA, wife of late actor Robin Williams who took his own life as a result of a heavy struggle with a brain disease called Lewy body disease (LBD).
This story was first published on www.neurology.org and Neurology September 27, 2016 vol. 87 no. 13 1308-1311 (more…)
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…)
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…)
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, 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…)
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…)