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Knowing These Symptoms of Stroke Could Save Your Life

Aug 8 2017 - 1:29am
Recognize Signs of Stroke

The medical term for a stroke is a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA). Strokes are the fifth most common cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability for those who survive.

A stroke happens when a blood vessel that carries nutrients and oxygen to he brain is either blocked or ruptures. When that happens, time is critical. The longer parts of the brain are deprived of oxygen and nutrients, the more severe the damage as brain cells begin to die. Recognizing these common signs and symptoms of stroke could save your life, or the life of someone you love.

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New Drug Edaravone Approved for Treatment of ALS may have Additional Health Benefits in Stroke and Nephropathy

May 8 2017 - 6:56pm
IV treatment

The drug Radicava (edaravone), manufactured by the Japanese company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MT Pharma), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the United States. Edaravone is the first drug for treatment of ALS to be developed and approved since riluzole (Rilutek) was approved in December 1995.

The approval of edaravone follows the release of data presented at the 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Dublin, Ireland in December, 2016.

11 recipes ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain

May 7 2017 - 9:54pm
recipes ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain

The physical challenges a stroke patient goes through may include: difficulty swallowing, lack of appetite, memory loss and or arm and hand movement. Besides having to deal with such difficult challenges, carers and stroke patients must be mindful of dietary requirements. So, choosing a diet that will be ideal for stroke survivors and that will also nourish the brain, is very important in the recovery process. Therefore, oods that need to be consumed post stroke must be the one’s who improve and benefit the body and brain, since the brain is the part of the body affected in a stroke, causing all the post stroke symptoms.

The National Stroke association advises that after suffering from a stroke, the pati

Foods that benefit stroke survivors and will help you prevent a stroke

May 4 2017 - 10:22pm
Foods that will help you prevent a stroke

Lifestyle factors are associated with increasing the risk of stroke, this includes lack of exercise, high alcohol intake, diet, obesity, smoking, drug use, and stress. The CDC and the National Institutes of Health recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. But, besides changing lifestyle, what type of foods will help you prevent a stroke?

To prevent a stroke, you need to boost your intake of phytochemicals, which are plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties.

Aerobic exercise improves cognition and motor function in stroke survivors, reveals study

May 3 2017 - 9:51pm
Aerobic exercise improves cognition and motor function in stroke survivors, reveals study

Impaired cognition and motor function in stroke survivors are challenging hurdles that patients must go through. It is well documented that exercise improves cognition and motor function in healthy individuals. But recently, scientists were able to find that this type of exercise is also able to improve neuropsychological and motor function measures in stroke survivors.

In this clinical trial, 38 chronic stroke survivors were randomized to 2 different groups that exercised 3 times a week (45-minut

Would You Agree to Get Bitten by a Deadly Spider or Have Its Venom Injected Into Your Brain to Protect You From a Stroke?

Mar 21 2017 - 6:47pm
stroke, spider, cure

Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered something that's both a little scary and a lot like a miracle. The question is, would you agree to getting spider venom in your brain if you just had a stroke?

In an effort to save stroke patients, researchers in the U.K. decided to play with the deadly Funnel Web spider.

Try a Mediterranean diet and virgin olive oil for fighting heart disease

Feb 15 2017 - 8:15am
Olive oil

Researchers say a Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost your levels of 'good' cholesterol and help fight heart disease.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Sedentary lifestyles and poor diets with high levels of bad cholesterol have been associated with heart disease.

What Balancing On One Leg Reveals About Your Brain

Dec 23 2014 - 6:32pm
balance and your brain

The length of time you can balance on one leg reveals some important information about your brain health, according to a new study from Japan. In addition, previous research has indicated an association between balance ability and brain function.

The first thing I did when I read the findings of the study was to stand on one leg and see how long I could balance.

A new study shows no heart health benefit from drinking alcohol

Jul 11 2014 - 11:18am
Drinking alcohol

Over the years there has been a great deal of enthusiasm among people who enjoy drinking alcohol about reports saying drinking in light to moderate amounts had been found to be good for your cardiovascular health. However, new research shows that drinking even light or moderate amounts of alcohol has no benefits for heart health.

Computer software could help doctors predict key stroke treatment outcome

Apr 23 2014 - 11:30pm
Computer software outperforms clinicians for predicting stroke treatment outcome

Researchers at the Imperial College London have trained a computer to recognize patients who could benefit from stroke treatment with clot busting drugs. In a small retrospective pilot study trained computer software that is similar airport technology predicted which patients given thrombolytic drugs suffered brain bleed that leads to more disability and can be fatal.

Stroke mortality can be increased by by drinking alcohol

Mar 20 2014 - 11:07am
Drinking alcohol

Drinking in moderation it not always good for your health as some press reports may lead you to believe. A lot of people enjoy a little wine or beer now and than and feel this is perfectly safe for them. Some research has implied moderate drinking may lower your risk of developing and dying from heart disease. However, new research shows stroke mortality may be increased with moderate alcohol consumption.

Good News: Health care professionals are smoking less

Jan 10 2014 - 4:45pm
A smoker

Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.

Why not live longer? Join the fight against heart disease and stroke

Dec 27 2013 - 10:20am
A heart attack sufferer

Heart disease and stroke are killing off Americans faster than bullets in overseas wars. We would like to think that with all of the media hype surrounding the need for healthier lifestyles and better nutrition to fight heart disease and stroke that we would be seeing dramatic improvements in dealing with these conditions

Why stroke numbers are increasing and how it can be prevented

Oct 24 2013 - 9:19am
Healthy fresh fruit

Stroke is something that concerns us all in our ever more fast paced world. To add to hectic lifestyles we are bombarded daily with colorful advertisements for jet set lifestyles which include energy drinks and suggestions to load up on coffee that can jettison your blood pressure to new highs and cause a stroke. The name of the game in this high technology era is far too often to rush as fast as possible to get ahead and to forget about taking time to relax and meditate daily. This fast paced type of lifestyle can lead to a stroke and cost you your life.