Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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All posts tagged brain health

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speed matters in stroke treatment: 30-minute delay = 10 percent drop in good recovery

It’s the terrifying math of stroke treatment: For every 30-minute delay, chances of good recovery go down 10 percent. Here’s how the 30-10 Formula works. New research shows that a half-hour delay in removing a blood clot that’s causing a …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. soldiers

About half of U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries have significant complications — including constricted blood vessels and increased blood pressure in the brain. Traumatic brain injury is a

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SimpleScience@Heart: New diabetes drug may prevent brain swelling after stroke

A new version of the diabetes drug glyburide may help prevent deadly brain swelling in patients with a devastating stroke. During a stroke, fluid can build up in the

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Simple Science@Heart: Psychosocial distress may increase risk of stroke in seniors

Seniors dealing with depression, stress, a negative outlook and dissatisfaction with life may face a higher risk of stroke. That grumpy outlook could be psychosocial distress, and researchers have

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SimpleScience@Heart: New stent safer, more effective at mending brain aneurysms

A new stent — covered with a thin, porous layer of polyurethane — repaired aneurysms in an animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. A

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SimpleScience@Heart: Eating flaxseed may lower blood pressure

Eating flaxseed may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. In a study, people who added 30 grams of milled flaxseed to their diet every day for six

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Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual. The team adopted the

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Get your Heart in the Game!

I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties-- I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s

Simple Science @Heart: Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure

Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says. Continued high

Simple Science @Heart: Ingredient in chocolate may help you think more clearly

Chowing down on a pile of candy bars may not be a very good idea, but one ingredient in chocolate might actually help you come up with good