Study finds trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent for bleeding stroke

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2020 — A common medication that reduces bleeding could be a treatment for bleeding stroke, particularly if administered quickly, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The conference, Feb. 19-21 is in Los Angeles, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians…

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Leg pain medication may prevent re-blockage of neck arteries after a stent

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2020 — Adding cilostazol — an antiplatelet medication used to treat leg pain — tended to prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents within two years, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The conference, Feb. 19-21 in Los Angeles, is a world…

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Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2020 — Treatment with the blood thinner apixaban was associated with a lower risk of bleeding, death and hospitalization compared with warfarin, regardless of history of prior stroke or blood clot, according to a secondary analysis presented as late breaking science today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020.…

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Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2020 — Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020 . The conference, Feb. 19-21 in Los Angeles, is a world…

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Changing what heart cells eat could help them regenerate

DALLAS — Feb. 20, 2020 — Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The finding, published in the Feb. 20, 2020, Nature Metabolism, could open whole new avenues for treating a variety of conditions in…

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Scientists receive CPRIT grants for lung, kidney cancer research

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded new grants totaling $1.8 million to two University of Texas at Dallas scientists for their research related to lung and kidney cancers. The Individual Investigator Awards are among 55 new grants totaling more than $78 million that the institute announced Feb. 19. To date,…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Clusters in Japan May Hint at How Virus Spreads

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA bus carrying passengers  from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama on Thursday.Credit…Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images ‘Clusters’ in Japan may offer clues on the how coronavirus spreads. Public health officials are studying clusters of coronavirus cases that have emerged in Japan, searching for clues about how far the epidemic…

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Sy Sperling, Founder of Hair Club for Men (and Also a Client), Dies at 78

Sy Sperling, a businessman who helped bring the hair-loss industry into the mainstream with ubiquitous, self-effacing ads, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 78. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Terri Lynn, who said it followed a lengthy illness. She did not specify a cause of death. Mr.…

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The 9 Trends Dominating 2020 (And the 2 We’re Leaving Behind in 2019)

While fashion month is currently buzzing through Europe predicting everything we’ll be wearing next winter, we’re way more curious to see which trends are going to stick around for the entire year. With that in mind, we reached out to three fashion authorities from Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, and Bloomingdales for a full forecast of the year…

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