Brain Injury

Harvard Health: Lessons about brain health from a landmark heart study

In 1948, more than 5,200 people living in a town just west of Boston volunteered for what has evolved into the longest running and best-known study of the causes of heart disease. But the multigenerational Framingham Heart Study has also revealed important clues about brain disorders — most notably stroke but also cognitive decline and […]

Newsmax: Common triggers for heart conditions that leads to stroke

Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib.” Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stroke-linked condition. The bad news: Triggers include coffee, alcohol and sleepless nights. The good news: These factors can all be avoided or reduced, according to researchers […]

Medical Xpress: Researchers identify brain protein crucial to recovery from stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke and available therapies, such as clot busting drugs or clot removal devices, are focused on limiting the extent of brain damage. Now, research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System shows that a brain protein called UCHL1 […]

Everyday Health: New study links U.S. air quality to higher stroke rate

Southeast Asia has the world’s highest concentrations of air pollution that can damage health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But don’t think you can breathe easy just because you live in the United States. Preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii, found that counties with […]

U.S. News & World Report: Health tip: Caregiving after stroke

Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be difficult, but with the right information and preparation, you can keep your loved one safe, the American Stroke Association says. The association offers this advice for caregivers: Be aware of the person’s medications and side effects. Determine if the home should be modified to meet […]

Medical Xpress: Neurologists speak out about gender disparity at global stroke gathering

The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest advances in clinical care, science, and education. Joining those presentations for the first time was a rather provocative topic—gender disparities among the very presenters themselves. (February 11, 2019) Read the full […]

UPI: Pregnancy linked to risk of deadliest type of stroke

The risk of a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the brain is higher among women during pregnancy and in the weeks following delivery, new research finds. While studies have shown that women have an increased risk for stroke-causing blood clots during pregnancy and the postpartum period, researchers wanted to know if the same […]

UPI: Mechanical clot removal safe for small stroke damage, study says

Mechanical clot removal has proven to be safe for stroke patients with a small amount of brain damage, new research says. About 35 percent of large core stroke patients who had clots removed mechanically regained functional independence in three months, according to a new study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019. […]