Tag Archives: Stroke

Listening to music helps recovery of stroke patients by ‘stimulating their brain’

Listening to music and playing instruments helps stroke patients recover by ‘stimulating their brain and lifting their mood’ Study carried out at  26-bed stroke and rehab unit at Addenbrooke’s hospital Musical instruments helped by improving finger dexterity and cognitive training The mood of the patients was lifted generally, helping them to concentrate  Researchers found repetition… Read More »

AI approach to identifying stroke risk from CT scans gets FDA nod

An artificial intelligence solution has received federal approval for use in analyzing brain CT scans for a significant cause of strokes. Aidoc says its AI solution for radiologists for identifying potential large-vessel occlusion (LVO) received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for use in treating patients. Previously, the FDA cleared Aidoc’s module for flagging… Read More »

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

Hispanics in Certain Counties More Likely to Die from Heart Disease, Stroke

(Juanmonino/Getty Images) Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don’t to die from heart disease and stroke, a new study shows. As a group, Hispanics have lower death rates from heart disease and stroke than white and black adults –… Read More »

Nanoparticles Cross Blood-Brain Barrier to Treat Stroke

Ischemic strokes can cause havoc in the brain, but early and properly directed treatment can mitigate a lot of damage. While there are a number of options to unclog blocked arteries, the potential to provide additional drug therapy remains mostly unexplored because of the difficulty in getting medications past the blood-brain barrier. Now, researchers at… Read More »