Heart Disease Risk May Increase With Lack Of Vitamin D

The same vitamin D deficiency that can result in weak bones now has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, Framingham Heart Study researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, above and beyond established cardiovascular risk factors,” said Thomas J. Wang, […]

ImaRx Provides Update On TUCSON Phase I/II Clinical Trial In Acute Ischemic Stroke

ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMRX) provided an update on its TUCSON (Transcranial Ultrasound in Clinical SONolysis) clinical trial in patients with acute ischemic stroke. TUCSON Study Overview The TUCSON trial is a Phase I/II randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. This trial is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and activity of four escalating doses of […]

Occupational Therapy Is Effective In Improving Independence In Stroke Patients

Occupational therapy can improve the lives of patients who have suffered a stroke and lessen their chances of deteriorating or even dying, according to an international study published in the British Medical Journal Online. A systematic review of randomised trials, carried out by University of Nottingham academics alongside others in the UK, Canada and the […]

Not Enough ‘Good’ Cholesterol Makes It Harder To Recover From Stroke

People are at an increased risk of memory problems and greater disability after stroke if they have low levels of “good” cholesterol and high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid acquired mostly from eating meat. The findings are published in the November 27, 2007, issue of Neurology┬«, the medical journal of the American Academy of […]

Response To ‘Rapid Access To Minor Stroke Clinics Takes Twice As Long As It Should’ In The Journal Of Neurology, Neurosurgery And Psychiatry

Joe Korner, Director of Communications at The Stroke Association: “This research further strengthens the need for everyone who experiences a TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) to be treated urgently. Previous studies have proved that quick treatment following a TIA can reduce the risk of a major stroke by up to 80%. Furthermore this vital and urgent […]

NACO Bows To Activists’ Pressure On AIDS Treatment In India, Says AHF

Bowing to an increasing need for more effective AIDS treatments in India and recent high-profile public advocacy from a broad coalition of AIDS activists, India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and Health Minister A. Ramadoss will announce the rollout of lifesaving second-line antiretroviral treatment (ART) in India in a ceremony on World AIDS Day, Saturday, […]

Hundreds Of Strokes Avoidable, Says Study

Hundreds of strokes could be prevented each year if patients suffering ‘mini strokes’, known as transient ischaemic attacks or TIAs, were assessed sooner by specialist clinicians. A University of Manchester study has found that almost two-thirds of patients attending what are termed ‘rapid access’ TIA clinics took more than the recommended seven days to be […]

Hundreds Of Strokes Avoidable, Says Study

Hundreds of strokes could be prevented each year if patients suffering ‘mini strokes’, known as transient ischaemic attacks or TIAs, were assessed sooner by specialist clinicians. A University of Manchester study has found that almost two-thirds of patients attending what are termed ‘rapid access’ TIA clinics took more than the recommended seven days to be […]

Better Assessment Of Stroke Improves Use Of Thrombolytic Therapy, Australia

Comprehensive protocols in emergency departments (EDs) can allow rapid assessment of stroke patients eligible for early-stage treatment, according to a study published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. Stroke is the third most common cause of death and a major cause of disability in Australia. Dr Romesh Markus and his co-authors from St Vincent’s […]

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