Study shows decline in subarachnoid hemorrhage hospitalizations during COVID-19 pandemic

New research led by investigators from Boston Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital demonstrates the significant decline in hospitalizations for neurological emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) – bleeding in the space between the brain and the tissue covering the brain – hospitalizations declined 22.5 percent during the study period, which is consistent with the […]

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Drinking flavanol-rich cocoa could protect from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events

Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables – could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according to new research. Researchers have discovered that blood vessels were able to function better during mental stress when people were given a cocoa drink containing high levels of […]

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‘Painless’ Glucose Monitors: Do They Help Patients With Diabetes?

In the nation’s battle against the diabetes epidemic, the go-to weapon being aggressively promoted to patients is as small as a quarter and worn on the belly or arm. A continuous glucose monitor holds a tiny sensor that’s inserted just under the skin, alleviating the need for patients to prick their fingers every day to check blood sugar. The monitor […]

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Even short delays in the ER may reduce the lifespan of stroke survivors

For every 10-minute delay between arrival at the emergency room (ER) and starting stroke treatment, patients with severe strokes may lose eight weeks of healthy life, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. Delays between the onset of stroke symptoms and arrival at the hospital have long been known to cost […]

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Adding triglyceride-lowering omega-3 based medication to statins may lower stroke risk

Taking the triglyceride-lowering medication icosapent ethyl cut the risk of stroke by an additional 36% in people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease who already have their bad cholesterol levels under control using statin medications, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. “Icosapent ethyl is a new way to further reduce […]

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New open-source platform can advance research on atrial fibrillation

An open-source platform, OpenEP co-developed by researchers from the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London has been made available to advance research on atrial fibrillation, a condition characterized by an irregular and often fast heartbeat. It can cause significant symptoms such as breathlessness, palpitations and fatigue, as well as being a major contributor to stroke […]

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Alien Cells May Explain COVID ‘Brain Fog’

The long-term neurologic symptoms such as “brain fog” experienced by some patients with COVID-19 may be caused by a unique pathology — the occlusion of brain capillaries by large megakaryocyte cells, a new report suggests. The authors report five separate post-mortem cases from patients who died with COVID-19 in which large cells resembling megakaryocytes were identified in cortical capillaries. Immunohistochemistry […]

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Terry White Chemists Meloxicam

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS MELOXICAM TABLETS Contains the active ingredient, meloxicam Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine This leaflet answers some common questions about meloxicam. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the […]

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Terry White Chemists Simvastatin

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS SIMVASTATIN TABLETS Simvastatin Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about simvastatin. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks […]

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GenRx Cyproterone 100mg

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. GENRX CYPROTERONE 100 MG TABLETS Contains the active ingredient cyproterone (as cyproterone acetate) Consumer Medicine Information   What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about cyproterone. It does not contain all the available information. It […]

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