NEWS MEDICAL New research released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist and a leader in global business intelligence, revealed that on average, more than 75 percent of people aged 65 and older worldwide are not being screened for atrial fibrillation (AF) and other common stroke risk factors during routine primary care examinations, even though this population is at high risk for stroke. 4 weeks
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Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races
NPR Smoking, drug abuse and diabetes are all modifiable risk factors for stroke. Yet a large study of patients hospitalized for stroke suggests the number of people... 1 week
Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke
NEWS MEDICAL Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes,... 1 week
Study reveals risk factors for substance use problems, as well as resilience
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explores factors increasing the risk for substance use problems among African-American/Black and Latino adults residing in a high-risk urban community, as... 3 days
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death
NEWS MEDICAL Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according... 1 week
Genetic factors have substantial influence on schizophrenia risk, twin study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL In the largest study of twins in schizophrenia research to date, researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, estimate that as much as 79% of schizophrenia risk may... 2 weeks
One in five witness someone collapse who requires CPR but the majority do not act
SCIENCE DAILY An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the... 3 days
Carbon monoxide poisoning not routinely detected in healthcare system, report reveals
NEWS MEDICAL An All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group and Policy Connect’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Saving Lives, Advancing Treatment report has identified that symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are... 1 week
Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers. 7 days
Medical News Today: Pneumoconiosis: Symptoms, risk factors, and management
MNT Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease caused by dust particles. In this article, learn more about pneumoconiosis, its symptoms, risk factors, and management. 2 weeks
Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs, at least for men
SCIENCE DAILY Risk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital... 1 week
Cardiovascular risk factors for married men linked to changes in relationship quality over time
NEWS MEDICAL The available research points to an association between marital status and health, but it's not clear whether this observed link... 1 week
Report offers advice for avoiding 'crisis contagion'
PHYS.ORG A collaborative research project involving a Victoria University researcher has identified key risk factors that increase the likelihood of 'crisis contagion', where a reputational crisis spreads from one company to another. 1 week
Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain hemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same... 1 week
New report highlights need to screen children with reading difficulties for hearing problems
NEWS MEDICAL Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said. 2 weeks
40 Percent of Cancer Cases in US Linked to Weight
LIVE SCIENCE Being overweight or obese increases a person's risk for at least 13 types of cancer, according to a new report. 1 week
Medical News Today: New genetic risk factors for peanut and food allergy identified
MNT A new study finds that the gene EMSY is linked to a raised risk of peanut and food allergy, and that five... 6 days
Antibiotics before surgery do not increase risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL Surgical patients who receive antibiotics before certain types of low-risk operations are not at an increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections immediately after their procedures, according to... 1 week
High fat diet linked to increased risk of relapse in kids with MS
NEWS MEDICAL On the other hand, high vegetable intake may halve the risk of relapse, the findings indicate. Several genetic and environmental factors, including... 1 week
Report identifies factors associated with harassment, abuse in academic fieldwork
SCIENCE DAILY College students considering careers in fields like archaeology or geology that require extensive work at remote field sites might want to find out how potential supervisors and advisers... 2 days
Report identifies factors associated with harassment, abuse in academic fieldwork
PHYS.ORG College students considering careers in fields like archaeology or geology that require extensive work at remote field sites might want to find out how potential supervisors and advisers... 3 days
Mitochondrial DNA could predict risk for sudden cardiac death, heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY The level, or 'copy number,' of mitochondrial DNA -- genetic information stored not in a cell's nucleus but in the body's energy-creating mitochondria -- is a... 7 days
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Nearly 80 percent of risk down to genes
MNT The largest study of its kind to date suggests that almost 80 percent of the risk of developing schizophrenia is purely down to genetic... 2 weeks
Factors associated with disparities in breast cancer survival studied
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Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world
NEWS MEDICAL Globally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years. 4 days
Researchers examine wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors
NEWS MEDICAL A new University of Liverpool study, published today in Brain and Behaviour, examines the wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors. 1 week
New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have examined the visual impairment screening/referral forms from 915 post-stroke patients from 20 NHS hospital trusts. Overall 84% were visually symptomatic with visual field loss the most common complaint... 1 week
High systolic blood pressure increases risk of mitral regurgitation, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, published by Kazem Rahimi of The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, UK and colleagues, indicates that high blood... 2 hours
Study finds lower cancer screening rates for workers at smaller companies
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three... 7 days
Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same... 1 week
New clinical guide reveals effects of calcium in lowering postmenopausal osteoporosis risk
NEWS MEDICAL A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause. 1 week
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Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change
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Researchers observe individual cellular receptors at work
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How climate change is affecting polar fish at the tip of a warming world
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Smartphones keep students from concentrating during lectures
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When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers
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Discovery lights path for Alzheimer's research
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Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spiders
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The physics of mosquito takeoffs shows why you don’t feel a thing
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ICON satellite explores the boundary between Earth and space
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Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moons
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