Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Impaired Vision in Seniors Doubles the Risk for Falls

Falls are a leading cause disability in seniors. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. Falls can lead to a loss of independence and even death in seniors, especially if they suffer a traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every…

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Boy Saves Grandfather who got Stroke while Driving

We sometimes hear of terrible road accidents where a car swerves out of control, crosses into next lane and hits another car. We often wonder why the driver suddenly lost control and if it could have been because of a heart attack or stroke? Sometimes we do hear good news though and MSN News reported…

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Diabetes Shown to be Risk for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

November 2018 is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and to date no real cure has been found for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 there were 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) with diabetes (mainly type 2 diabetes) and 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1…

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Today is World Stroke Day

Today, October 29 is World Stroke Day, which is sponsored by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) to raise worldwide awareness that strokes can be treated and prevented. According to the WSO, about 80 million people worldwide have suffered from a stroke and about 50 million stroke survivors are afflicted with some kind of disability or…

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Study Shows the only Safe Level for Alcohol is not to Drink at All

The latest study on alcohol consumption carried out by researchers from the University of Washington published August 24, 2018 in the Lancet Journal shows that it is a killer and was responsible for 2.8 million world-wide deaths in 2016 and alcohol use was ranked as the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disability…

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A Giant Japanese Radish may be able to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Many Medicines Come from the Plant World Many pharmaceutical drugs have come from the plant world like digitalis from fox glove, Tamiflu from the Chinese Star Anise plant and many more. Now, a Japanese study published July 23, 2018 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that a giant-sized radish called the Sakurajima Daikon…

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Low-Intensity Ultrasound may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia

Non-invasive Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia A new study from Japan published May 20, 2018, in Brain Stimulation may give hope to seniors and their loved ones about a possible non-invasive treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). Past research showed that applying low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to the hippocampus, which…

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