Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

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Stroke survivors may lose a month of healthy life for every 15-minute treatment delay

Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of about a month of disability-free life, according to a new study. In addition, each minute faster the drug is given means nearly two more days of healthy life for …

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Ambulance magnesium treatment fails to improve stroke outcome

SAN DIEGO – Giving intravenous magnesium to stroke patients soon after the start of symptoms, in an attempt to protect brain cells deprived of oxygen, failed to improve

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Stroke Hero video game teaches kids to recognize, respond to stroke

Children who played a 15-minute Stroke Hero video game were more likely to recognize a stroke and call 9-1-1, according to a new study. Researchers evaluated a group of about