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Stroke diagnosed via txt messaging

The inability to write a coherent text message may become an important tool in diagnosing a type of crippling stroke that does not affect the patient’s speaking ability, say medicos at Henry Ford Hospital. The researchers cite a case where a 40-year-old man showed signs of “dystextia,” a recently coined term for incoherent text messaging […]

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Medicos want Champix banned

An international team of researchers have called for the smoking cessation drug varenicline (marketed as Champix in Europe and Chantix in the US) to be withdrawn from the market after alarming findings linking the drug to heart attack and stroke. The researchers, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and […]

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Stroke, brain injury treated with turmeric

Created by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, a synthetic derivative of the spice turmeric has been shown to dramatically improve the behavioral and molecular deficits seen in animal models of ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In earlier, unconnected studies, turmeric was shown to act as a prostate cancer preventative. Ischemic […]

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