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A long-term study conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden has determined that women with cardiovascular disease who consume more antioxidants in their nutrition plans are less likely to suffer strokes. Antioxidants have been found to reduce inflammation within the body and decrease the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. The study results were … Read more

A study conducted at the University of Toronto in Canada and published in the November 2011 issue of the journal, Neurology, has found that patients who are diagnosed with both dementia and stroke rarely receive adequate care for both. The study was funded by the Canadian Stroke Network. The neurology researchers evaluated the data of … Read more

Two separate physiatry studies have found that specialized computer/video games help both Parkinson’s patients and patients in intensive care units to improve movement function A study conducted by the University of California School of Nursing along with Red Hill Studios has shown that certain specialized computer games can assist Parkinson’s patients in improving their ability … Read more

On World Stroke Day, October 29, 2011, a physiatry facility in Los Angeles provided demonstrations of a robotic arm that assists people who have lost arm movement function following a stroke. The device is called the Myomo System, which is short for “My Own Motion,” and was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) … Read more

The risk of blood clots is doubled for women who take the newer type of birth control pills according to a large study conducted by obstetrics gynecology researchers in Denmark and published in BMJ in Great Britain. Investigating 15 years of medical records of just under 1.3 million women ranging in age from 15 to … Read more