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Right Brain Stroke With Spatial Neglect May Also Cause Delerium

High incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-brain stroke has been proposed by a research team at the Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation.
Delirium and spatial neglect affect approximately half of individuals with right brain stroke, increasing their risk for prolonged stays and rehospitalization. Identifying the factors associated with these often disabling conditions is the initial step toward minimizing their impact on recovery and rehabilitation.
Stroke survivors ...

High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?

Researchers suggest that the DASH diet, when combined with low salt intake, may be just as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure.

High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?

Researchers suggest that the DASH diet, when combined with low salt intake, may be just as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure.

Immune cells cross blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis

A new study in a mouse model of MS reveals two ways in which Th1 and Th17 immune cells cross the blood-barrier to attack the central nervous system.

Heart Failure Cases Increase In UK, Especially Among The Poor

Heart failure in the UK continues to increase as a result of demographic changes common to many developed countries, new research by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford suggests.
There are now as many new cases of heart failure each year as there are of the four most common cancers combined (lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer), and people in the most deprived socio-economic groups are about 60% more likely to be affected by the condition, the research found....

For Congenital Heart Disease Babies , is Shunt Better or Stent?

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liCongenital heart diseases in infants require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive/li
liThe most common methods to provide that flow either a shunt to reroute blood or an implanted stent to maintain blood flow path/li
liPatients with stents had better outcomes such as fewer complications, shorter ICU stays, less frequent need for diuretics etc/li/ul

Babies with moderate to severe congenital ...

What is precordial catch syndrome?

Learn all about precordial catch syndrome, a form of chest pain most commonly experienced by young people. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments.

POTS syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

POTS syndrome causes an increased heart rate when a person stands up. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments in this article.

Stroke Treatment Based On Brain Cells of Hibernating Ground Squirrels

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li Hibernating animals have reduced blood flow in their brain but emerge from their extended nap without any illness. /li
li Scientists have identified a potential drug that could grant the same resilience to the brains of ischemic stroke patients. /li
li The drug could help brain cells survive a stroke-induced lack of oxygen and glucose could dramatically improve patient outcomes. /li/ul
A new drug target that can keep ...

E-cigarette flavorings may impair heart muscle function

By studying heart muscle cells in the laboratory, researchers found that some flavorings in e-cigarette liquids, such as citrus, may have harmful effects.

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