Stroke

Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a clot-busting ...

Dec 17, 2014
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Growing shortage of stroke specialists seen

Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there's an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care.

Dec 17, 2014
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Protecting the brain

Neuroscience is a big field, populated by experts around the world. They search for treatments for people with brain and spine injuries, seek cures for neurodegenerative diseases and research diagnostic and ...

Dec 16, 2014
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Is technology the key to faster recovery?

Researchers from Flinders University and the Repatriation General Hospital are taking part in the world's largest trial looking at whether computer games, iPad apps and interactive games such as the Wii can ...

Dec 15, 2014
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