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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U.S. Allows Indoor Visits in Nursing Homes. Here’s What to Know.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration published revised guidelines on Wednesday for nursing home visits during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing guests to go inside to see residents regardless of whether they or the residents have been vaccinated. The recommendations, released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with comment from the Centers for Disease Control…

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Nostalgia, One Year In

Want to get the At Home newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Welcome. The comedy critic Jason Zinoman wrote this week about how he misses being a member of an audience. He recalls “the buzzing, drunkenly anticipatory energy of opening night of the Broadway blockbuster ‘The Producers,’” the collective gasp when the crowd is…

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