Cutting Off Sensory Signals Can Aid in Stroke Recovery

Disability due to stroke can now be treated with a new strategy. Temporarily shifting the brain signals from a healthy part of the brain may aid stroke recovery.
About 450,000 people survive strokes every year. Because the brain is adaptable, people typically recover a limited amount of function naturally. For example, a person who is unable to move his arm the day after a stroke sometimes can wiggle his fingers a week later.
Brain imaging on such people shows that bcontrol of the fingers ...

Breast Cancer Treatments Could Cause Heart Failure

Common breast cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation may be increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, according to American Heart Association.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), from 14 million cancer cases recorded worldwide in 2012, it is set to rise to 24 million by 2020.

Despite this, the overall five-year survival rates for most cancers have improved -- sometimes significantly -- since 2000, a study published last week in journal The Lancet revealed....

Recovery from Stroke Enhanced by Spinal Plasticity Therapy

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liEnhancing plasticity in the spinal cord during chronic stroke may improve recovery from impairment of the nerves./li
liIt also has the potential to reduce permanent disability in stroke survivors./li
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bEnhancing spinal plasticity amplifies the benefits of rehabilitative training and improves recovery/b
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How do crash diets affect your heart? Study investigates

A team of British-based researchers set out to investigate the effects of acute calorie restriction on the health of our most vital organ: the heart.

Molecular Nets Inside Heart Muscles Hold Promise for New Heart Failure Treatment

A group of molecules called chondroitin sulfate, found in connective tissues such as the cartilage, accumulates and causes inflammation in the hearts of patients with heart failure. This finding paves the way for new heart failure treatment.
The discovery was made jointly by the National University Health System (NUHS), A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is now published in Circulation, a journal from the American Heart Association....

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells.

Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease

People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals.

Blood vessel discovery may prevent diabetes

A new approach that allows direct measurement in live animals yields fresh clues on how insulin travels through blood vessel walls to reach muscle cells.

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

E-cigarette use may lead to cancer and heart disease, say researchers, after finding that e-cigarette vapor can cause damage to DNA.

Aspiration Found Effective to Remove Large Vessel Stroke Blood Clots

Large vessel occlusion stroke (LVO) patients do better when treated with a direct aspiration first pass (ADAPT) approach than those treated with a stent retriever first-line (SRFL) approach, the current standard of care for mechanical thrombectomy in patients suffering acute ischemic strokes. The study was conducted by a research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings of the study were presented at the main event plenary session at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018....

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