2015. június 8., hétfő

Stroke Association heti hírek

Fatigue after stroke: so common, yet so little understood
Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager at the Stroke Association, discusses the research work the charity is doing to shed light on this common consequence of stroke

Teenager who thought she had a headache collapsed with a stroke
A 13-year-old schoolgirl who thought she had a headache was actually experiencing a stroke which left her paralysed. Figures from the Stroke Association on children and young people affected by the condition are included

Third Sector
Celebrities including Stanley Tucci, Rachael Koo and Ruth Jones are backing the Stroke Association’s Action on Stroke Month

Fright Club: How to overcome phobias by tackling fears head-on
Peter Naylor talks about his fear of heights, including details of an abseil he’s planning to complete to raise funds for the Stroke Association

Other news

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols, 82, 'rushed to LA hospital after having a mild stroke'
Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols had a mild stroke in her Los Angeles home on Wednesday evening

Thrombolysis beneficial in mild stroke?
Two studies presented at the 24th European Stroke Conference suggest that revascularization therapy may be beneficial for patients with mild acute ischemic stroke

Neurosurgeon launches £900,000 crowd-funding appeal
A neurosurgeon from Bristol who has developed a "revolutionary treatment" for brain disease has launched a crowd-funding appeal to pay for trials

Missing link found between brain, immune system
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist

Time Is Brain'

When it comes to stroke, I teach my students that "time is brain." In other words, identifying a stroke and seeking medical attention as soon as possible are the most important steps we can take to improve patient outcomes, minimize long-term or irreversible damage, and maybe even save a life.

Clopidogrel/Aspirin Combo Helps After Stroke, TIA
Decreases stroke risk without increasing chance of hemorrhage. Three months of dual treatment with clopidogrel and aspirin after acute minor stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) had lasting benefit over 1 year in the CHANCE trial. The results of 1-year follow-up are consistent with the original 3-month efficacy of the study, "suggesting clopidogrel-aspirin therapy was associated with a decrease of recurrence of stroke without an increase of hemorrhage," reported Dr. Yongjun Wang, from Beijing Tiantan Hospital, China, and colleagues

White Rabbit guitarist 'missing playing badly' after crippling stroke
New Zealand's greatest guitar player, a 74-year-old pensioner who was the highest selling artist in 2012, hopes to play again publicly despite suffering a debilitating stroke. Peter Posa was made famous throughout the world during the 1960s following his hit two minute guitar instrumental called White Rabbit.

Ten Things We Want to Tell You About Disability
Young people affected by disability share their views

Spending half the day on your feet reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer, study says
Research recommends people abandon their chairs for at least two hours a day

Not brushing your teeth can trigger dementia and heart disease
A new two-part BBC series shows the implications of poor dental hygiene

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