Updated guidance confirms crucial role of nurses for patients with acute ischemic stroke

DALLAS, March 11, 2021 — As integral members of stroke treatment teams, nurses coordinate patient assessment and collaborate care among multiple health care professionals to facilitate the best possible outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke. Nurses also advocate for patients and their caregivers to ensure they receive appropriate information and education to successfully navigate…

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Lifestyle intervention is beneficial for most people with type 2 diabetes, but not all

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 11, 2021- For people who are overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, the first line of treatment is usually lifestyle intervention, including weight loss and increased physical activity. While this approach has cardiovascular benefit for many, it can be detrimental for people who have poor blood sugar control, according…

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New report reveals how the U.S. can renew its leadership in global health R&D

The U.S. Congress and Biden-Harris administration have a clear opportunity to supercharge global health research and development (R&D) in the wake of a pandemic that has revealed both the sector’s chronic neglect and amazing potential, according to a detailed agency-by-agency action plan released today by the nonprofit Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC). “The same core…

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Non-O blood type may increase stroke risk among women who smoke, take oral contraceptives

DALLAS, March 11, 2021 — Non-O blood type may increase the risk of stroke among women who smoke and take oral contraceptives, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. The virtual meeting is March 17-19, 2021 and is a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians…

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Depression risk higher after stroke vs. heart attack and female vs. male stroke survivors

DALLAS, March 11, 2021 — Stroke patients were nearly 50% more likely than heart attack patients to develop depression, and female stroke patients had a higher risk of depression than their male counterparts, according to two preliminary studies by the same research group to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021.…

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Neuroprotectant delivered to brain in nanoparticles may improve stroke treatment, outcomes

DALLAS, March 11, 2021 — When NA1, a neuroprotectant, was delivered to the brain in nanoparticles, it reduced stroke severity and improved survival in a mouse model of stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. The virtual meeting is March 17-19, 2021 and is a…

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