Cardiology

Two biomarkers predict increased risk for 'silent' strokes

Two biomarkers widely being investigated as predictors of heart and vascular disease appear to indicate risk for "silent" strokes and other causes of mild brain damage that present no symptoms, report researchers from The ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Silent stroke can cause Parkinson's disease

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at The University of Manchester have for the first time identified why a patient who appears outwardly healthy may develop Parkinson's disease.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea linked to silent strokes, small lesions in brain

People with severe sleep apnea may have an increased risk of silent strokes and small lesions in the brain, according to a small study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012.

Neuroscience

New clues as to why some older people may be losing their memory

New research links 'silent strokes,' or small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults to memory loss in the elderly. The study is published in the January 3, 2012, print issue of Neurology, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Undetected strokes increase risk

Everyday, 1,000 people in Canada turn 65, entering a stage of life that has increasing risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience

Moderate to intense exercise may protect the brain

Older people who regularly exercise at a moderate to intense level may be less likely to develop the small brain lesions, sometimes referred to as "silent strokes," that are the first sign of cerebrovascular disease, according ...

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