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Stroke Medication Approved by the U.S. FDA

A new anti-clotting drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called apixaban and marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer as Eliquis, the drug has been approved to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots for …

Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has found that small strokes, also known as “silent” strokes, can lead to Parkinson’s disease. While the symptoms of a severe stroke are immediate and apparent, a silent stroke can often show no outward symptoms. The link …

Stroke Treatment Reveals Targets For Better Recovery

A new study has identified mechanisms responsible for regenerating blood vessels in the brain. The research could improve recoveries for stroke patients and lead to better overall outcomes. The study, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, shows …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Son Of The Year Gives His Mom Her Ability To Communicate Back Son Of The Year Gives His Mom Her Ability To Communicate Back

The Kinect has proven to be a favorite among hackers. When paired with a PC (or Mac), it can be used for a multitude of hands-free computing that wasn’t possible before. One guy used it to give the power of …

Stroke Risk Linked to Lack of Sleep
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Stroke risk increases slightly if you’re middle-aged and sleep less than six hours a night, according to a recent study. If you’re of normal weight and do not suffer from sleep apnea, your chances of having a stroke are increased …

Candice Bergen Concealed Health Issues Out of Fear

Veteran actress, Candice Bergen, hid the fact that she had a stroke in 2006 out of fear that she would no longer be offered leading roles. When she was put in the hospital for her heart condition she collaborated with …