A dangerous type of snoring known as sleep apnea can cause strokes by decreasing blood flow, raising blood pressure and harming the brain's ability to modulate these changes, researchers reported on Tuesday.
A 12 million pound campaign to raise awareness about the symptoms of stroke will be launched next year, the government said on Friday.
Far too few people recognize the first signs of a stroke, experts from Dresden University Hospital said on the occasion of World Stroke Day. Signs include sudden weakness, deafness or paralysis, vision or speech problems, a dazed feeling and dizziness.
A light aircraft pilot, blinded by a stroke while flying, was guided to a safe landing by Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots giving instructions over the radio as they flew alongside him, the BBC reported Friday.
Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury.
Some 3,000 experts met in Vienna Wednesday for the start of a four-day conference on the prevention and treatment of strokes, which are on the rise in Asia due to changing lifestyles, an expert said.
Mature brains need a continuous supply of new nerve cells to sustain functions like smelling and memory, an experiment with mice in Japan has shown.
Stroke victims frequently fail to seek emergency treatment promptly enough, and even when they do get to the ER quickly, their treatment is often delayed, a new study shows.
Detecting clogged arteries in time could prevent many strokes, some 60 percent of which originate not in the brain but in the neck arteries and heart, according to the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM) in Hamburg.
Eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA — the essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in oily fish — may help protect stroke patients from suffering a second stroke, a Japanese study shows.