Medications

Easy-to-use blood thinners likely to replace Coumadin

Within a few years, a new generation of easy-to-use blood-thinning drugs will likely replace Coumadin for patients with irregular heartbeats who are at risk for stroke, according to a journal article by Loyola University ...

Medications

Benefits of aspirin more modest than previously believed

(Medical Xpress) -- People without a history of cardiovascular disease (such as heart attack or stroke) are unlikely to benefit from a regular dose of aspirin, given the associated risk of internal bleeding. This is the finding ...

Neuroscience

Whisker stimulation prevents strokes in rats, study finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Talk about surviving by a whisker. The most common type of stroke can be completely prevented in rats by stimulating a single whisker, according to a new study by UC Irvine researchers.

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