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Stroke (INACTIVE)

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  • No quick fix for strokes, but L.A. trial made care speedier, better

     No quick fix for strokes, but L.A. trial made care speedier, better
    A groundbreaking Los Angeles clinical trial has proven a disappointment in demonstrating that a safe and inexpensive mineral infusion could reduce disability in stroke patients. But the researchers behind a UCLA trial called "Fast-Mag" said the eight-year...
  • Brisk walking, light tennis can reduce women's stroke risk, study says

    Brisk walking, light tennis can reduce women's stroke risk, study says
    Get moving is the message for yet more evidence of health benefits. This time researchers found that women who took part in moderate exercise, such as walking briskly or playing tennis, resulted in a significant reduction in risk of having a stroke. And...
  • LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls

    LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of cumbersome 911 call handling procedures that officials say contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies. By early next year, the agency...
  • New guidelines for women urge early attention to stroke

    New guidelines for women urge early attention to stroke
    Long before a woman hits middle age, she and her doctor should be thinking about her risk of stroke and taking steps to reduce it, according to the first set of stroke guidelines aimed at women. The overall stroke risk for women is higher than it is for...
  • Brain of famous amnesiac "H.M." yields new insights into memory

    Brain of famous amnesiac "H.M." yields new insights into memory
    If you know that a small seahorse-shaped structure deep in the brain -- the hippocampus -- is crucial to committing new facts and skills to memory, you have not only your hippocampus to thank; you also owe a debt of gratitude to Henry Gustav Molaison,...
  • People slow to react are more likely to die prematurely, study finds

    People slow to react are more likely to die prematurely, study finds
    Whether you're naked and hungry on the savannah, driving in traffic or at the controls of your favorite video game, being slow to react can get you eaten, injured or splattered across the screen. While we intuitively know this, a new study offers dramatic...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise
    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • Rory McIlroy is two shots off lead at Abu Dhabi

    Rory McIlroy is two shots off lead at Abu Dhabi
      Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes to post a five-under-par 67 and move to within two shots of the lead after two rounds at the Abu Dhabi Championship in the United Arab Emirates. McIlroy, at seven under overall in the European Tour event, was...
  • About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines

    About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines
    The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn. The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
  • Should you be taking a statin? You might be surprised

    Should you be taking a statin? You might be surprised
    Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise. Getting that answer is...