Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense

Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense

First published on ScienceDaily.com The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. That's the finding of research published today, World Health Day, in the European...

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Genetic variants may influence poststroke recovery

Genetic variants may influence poststroke recovery

First published on ScienceDaily.com Our genes may have a bearing not only on our stroke risk, but probably also on how well we recover after stroke. For the first time, in international collaboration, scientists at the University of Gothenburg and elsewhere have...

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Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults

Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults

First published on ScienceDaily.com Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care. The reductions in mortality after initial stroke have been even...

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Five Ways of Fighting Depression

Five Ways of Fighting Depression

Author: Cornelius J Johnson When you’re battling depression it’s difficult not to just let the pills do the work and hope for the best. As any good mental health professional will tell you, combating the symptoms of depression can take some self-governance and work....

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Stroke Action Plan for Europe