Air pollution as a leading risk factor for stroke

iStock_000019071669XSmallEach year, worldwide approximately 15 million people have a stroke. Of witch, 6,000,000 die and 5,000,000 remain permanently paralyzed, what becomes the second most common cause of disability. Recent studies show air pollution as a leading risk factor for stroke in the world.

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Sleep disorders in the elderly age raise the risk of a stroke

Sleeping in this weekend?According to the latest reports, elderly people, who sleep badly, particularly those who frequently wake up at night, are more likely to have a stroke in the future. Scientists from Colorado discovered that the reason could be the deficiency of oxygen in the brain tissue and hardening of cerebral arterioles. Read full text »

A step ahead in neurology: EDSAP – how to make it before a stroke

cancer cellAccording to the latest data, someone dies because of a stroke every 6 seconds and one in six people will experience it at a certain moment in their lives. In the meantime, the most of these cases will be prevented in the nearest future. In January 2015 a team of 5 engineers from C-Lab (Creativity Lab) constructed a device which will allow to detect the first symptoms of a stroke on the basis of the recording of brain waves. EDAP (Early Detection Sensor & Algorithm Package) is a set of sensors and algorithm of early warning which aim is to reduce stroke prevalence, especially in patients who are at higher risk. Read full text »

Regular physical activity as an effective prophylactic method against a stroke

Active seniorsScientists from the Department of Primary Care and Population Health in London report that regular physical activity significantly decreases the risk of a stroke in elderly people. Results of the research were published in Stroke magazine.

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Can a photo save your life? The use of telemedicine in ischemic stroke treatment

Brain Specimen and StethoscopeTelemedicine is a modern form of medical care. It makes possible to diagnose and treat a patient even when the doctor is hundred kilometers away. It is used to monitor many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or asthma. It is used even in surgery when a surgeon who is on other continent gives pieces of advice to operating colleagues. Can telemedicine be used in diagnostics and treatment of a stroke? Read full text »

Mediterranean diet decreases the risk of a stroke

iStock_000020735338XSmallResearch conducted in the latest years have shown that the use of Mediterranean diet significantly decreases the risk of a stroke occurrence. It is the third most frequent cause of death and the main reason for permanent disability in people over 40 years old. It is estimated that every year 4,6 m of people die because of a stroke and in Poland about 60 thousands new cases are registered every year. Introduction of Mediterranean diet has a chance to decrease morbidity in this group of diseases. Read full text »

Stroke and ibuprofen – brain tissue regeneration?

Scientists from a team of professor Małgorzata Kossut from Experimental Biology Institute of M. Nencki in Warsaw announced that using popular anti-inflammatory drugs may facilitate brain tissue regeneration after cerebral crisis in rats. Read full text »

Depression increases risk of stroke

Analysis of nearly 30 wide-ranging studies, involving more than 300,000 patients showed that depression is significantly linked to a higher risk of stroke and stroke related death. This report was published by researchers from Boston in the form of an article in the JAMA journal. Read full text »

Foreign accent syndrome

Is it possible that our deep-rooted accent disappeared in the blink of an eye without our consent? Could it suddenly be replaced with another, foreign accent? Many people around the world fell victim to the mysterious syndrome which deprived them of the regional affiliation through a prosody disorder. What exactly is the foreign accent syndrome? Read full text »