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UK Study Assesses Oral Anticoagulants in Stroke Prevention
Although there are difference in how and to whom oral anticoagulants (OACs) are prescribed, UK researchers have found that those taking apixaban seem to have higher persistence rates.
Large-scale educational programs can effectively change behaviors that can lead to stroke, an Australian effort showed.
Three New York City area medical centers teamed up with the FDNY to launch the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU), an emergency transport vehicle specifically fitted to answer to patients who experiencing symptoms of strokes.
A robotic device designed for use in the home could improve outcomes for stroke survivors.
Georgia researchers have caused microcephaly by infecting chick embryos with Zika virus. The good news is that such infected chicken eggs could be a quick effective place to test therapeutic compounds to halt fetal brain damage.
With Congenital Zika Syndrome affecting not only the brain, but also the ears and eyes of patients it is important to have properly trained specialists in these fields and others to give them the treatment they need.
There is a well known connection between the Zika virus and neurological issues. Continued research of the virus has also shown a connection to vision impairment and other problems as well.
Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose. But a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may have found a brain signature that red flags the disease.
The authors assert that “there remains a need to identify inexpensive and non-toxic therapies that target the underlying pathophysiology of autoimmune disorders” and that “Blockade of the opioid growth factor (OGF)-OGF receptor (OGFr) pathway with low dose naltrexone (LDN) has been explored as one such therapy.”

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