Antipsychotic Drugs Could Triple The Risk Of Stroke

Antipsychotic drugs kill around 1,800 patients in Britain every year with many more suffering serious side effects. Some care homes often see the medication as an easier way to calm dementia sufferers who are in distress. Recently new research shows that they should only be prescribed in small doses. Antipsychotic ¬†drugs have a strong sedative […]



New Device Can Quickly Spot A Stroke

A pair of goggles that measures eye movement has been used in a recent study to correctly diagnose a stroke in under one minute. The study will be published in April’s issue of the journal ‘Stroke’. The lead author of the study stated that this is the first study to accurately diagnose if a patient […]



Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Aid Faster Stroke Recovery

A new study finds that triglyceride lipid emulsions rich in an omega-3 injected within a couple hours of an ischemic stroke can decrease brain tissue damage by 50% within mice. The results which were carried out by the Columbia University Medical Center suggest that the emulsions may be able to reduce some of the behavioural […]



New Surgical Procedure Could Help Stroke Victims

Research has shown that a new procedure to remove blood clots in brain tissue after a hemorrhagic stroke might reduce long-term disability. The study group was made up of 96 patients in total at 26 different hospitals who suffered from a bleeding stroke. Phase II of the study focused on 31 patients who were given […]



Anti-depressants Lead To Better Stroke Recovery

Findings from a new study suggests that stroke victims can aid their recovery with the help of anti-depressants. The Research from the Cochrane Library states that stroke patients can take advantage of the benefits even if they have not been diagnosed with depression. The study was made up of 52 cases which included 4,000 patients. […]



Excessive Alcohol Can Put You At Risk Of A Stroke

To mark World Stroke Day (29th October 2012) we are raising the awareness of how important a healthy lifestyle is in combating stroke and other health conditions. Having the odd bottle of wine or gin and tonic may be a good way to enjoy the evening. But doing this regularly may put you at a […]