Cardiology

'Silent' strokes common after surgery, researchers find

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert—or 'silent' - strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later.

Cardiology

Protein made during long workouts may warn of heart problem

Doctors diagnose heart attacks by looking for a specific protein the heart releases when damaged. Now, researchers have found higher levels of the same protein among some long-distance walkers – and they were more likely ...

Health

Tiring easily may warn of future heart trouble

Fatigue is universal, a feeling that becomes increasingly familiar as people get older. But when you fatigue too easily, it may not just be related to age but a reflection of your chance of having a stroke or heart attack ...

Health

FDA proposes graphic warning labels on cigarettes

(HealthDay)—Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Medical research

Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant"Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain. They do this by stimulating the optic ...

Neuroscience

Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia

Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. However, most of these studies have failed to simultaneously ...

Medical research

Twenty years of CRIC: A cohort study comes of age

For Mark Paviglianiti, it started in 1962 when he was just six years old. While he lay in bed sick for weeks with a fever, doctors from his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, worked to figure out what was wrong. Eventually, ...

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