Brain Injury

Psychiatry Advisor: Risk for heart attack and stroke increases with psychological distress

Psychological distress is strongly associated with myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke despite adjustments for confounders, according to the results of a population-based prospective study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The positive association is dose-dependent and persistent across sex and age, suggesting a direct mechanism linking psychological distress and MI and stroke. (September 12, […]

BBC: How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Unhealthy lifestyles put four in five adults at risk of early death, they estimate. People should quit smoking, eat a healthy […]

Science Daily: New guidelines for traumatic brain injury — Built with input from rehabilitation professionals

Clinical practice guidelines play a critical role in promoting quality care for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new set of guidelines for rehabilitation of patients with moderate to severe TBI — incorporating insights from the rehabilitation professionals responsible for providing care from initial assessment through long-term follow-up — has just been introduced. (September […]

Health Day: Blood infection sepsis tied to heart attack, stroke

Survivors of serious bloodstream infections called sepsis are at increased risk for stroke and heart attack for four weeks after leaving the hospital, a new study finds. The study included roughly 42,300 sepsis patients in Taiwan. Of those, 22 percent died within 30 days of hospital admission. (September 10, 2018) Read the full article here

Medical News Today: Why does olive oil keep heart attack and stroke at bay?

There is a protein in our blood that rises after we eat, especially when we eat foods such as olive oil that are high in unsaturated fats. Now, new research reveals that it plays an important role in preventing a major cause of heart attack and stroke.The protein is called apolipoprotein A-IV (ApoA-IV), and evidence […]

Tech Times: Widely used painkiller linked to increased risk for heart attack and stroke

The world’s most commonly used painkiller may significantly increase the risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, findings of a new study published in the British Medical Journal have shown. Diclofenac is used for treating pain and inflammation. Although it is not well-known it the United States, it is the most widely […]

Health Day: ‘Million hearts’ project aims to prevent 1 million cardiac crises

Millions of Americans aren’t taking simple steps that could ward off a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke, a new government report shows. Heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related conditions caused 2.2 million hospitalizations in 2016, new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Many of these emergencies occurred because people […]

Reuters: Dementia risk doubles right after a stroke

People who have recently experienced a stroke may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who haven’t had a stroke, a new study suggests.While stroke has long been linked to a heightened risk of dementia, particularly in older adults, the exact magnitude of the increased risk hasn’t been consistent across previous […]