Top News: #Sleep

Here are the top read news for #Sleep: Can Melatonin Really Help You Sleep Better? “Scientists are just beginning to understand how well melatonin supplements work for different sleep problems, and when and how much it should be taken,” says sleep specialist Michelle Drerup, MD. A few studies suggest that taking melatonin for short periods…

Top News: #Smoking

Here are the top read news for #Smoking: Female smokers face greatest risk for brain bleeds: Bleeding inside the lining of the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage) is significantly more common among smokers, especially female smokers, than among people who do not smoke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Subarachnoid hemorrhage results…

Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke:   New AHA/ASA Statement on Expanding Use of tPA in Stroke: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued a new scientific statement on the rationale for the inclusion and exclusion criteria for intravenous alteplase (tissue plasminogen activator [tPA]) in acute ischemic stroke. Read more Few Americans under…

Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke:   Stroke Imaging Breaks the Speed Barrier: Endovascular treatment has emerged as the best thing since intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV t-PA) for acute ischemic stroke after five recent studies showed positive outcomes. Stent retrievers starred in the trials, with imaging playing a critical supporting role. But…

Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke: Life expectancy reduced by stroke, diabetes and heart attack combo: Having a history of diabetes, stroke or heart attack can lower life expectancy significantly, according to new research, while a combination of two or more of these conditions – defined as cardiometabolic multimorbidity – can reduce it…

Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke:   Stroke: not just an adult’s condition: When en you hear the word “stroke,” the first picture that pops into your mind is likely to be of an elderly individual. It’s true that older adults are at greater stroke risk; the chance of having a stroke doubles…

Top News: #Stroke

Here are the top read news for #stroke: Clot-removal device paired with drug shows benefits for stroke patients: In most patients suffering a potentially devastating stroke triggered by a blood clot, retrieval of the clot with a medical device along with the standard drug therapy restored blood flow to the brain and reduced rates of…