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.

Cardiology

Decline in mortality rates for cardiometabolic disease slowing

Age-adjusted mortality rates (AAMRs) for cardiometabolic diseases are continuing to decline but at a slower rate, according to a research letter published online Aug. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cardiology

Stroke care gains in Puerto Rico falter after Hurricane Maria

A project aimed at improving the inequalities in stroke care between Puerto Rico and the mainland did just that—until Hurricane Maria roared ashore last September and further hobbled the territory's already inadequate health ...

Cardiology

A deeper understanding of AFib could lower risk

More than 2.5 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

Cardiology

Uptick in US stroke deaths sets off alarms: CDC

(HealthDay)—Progress in preventing stroke deaths in the United States has stalled after 40 years of decline, and may even be reversing, government health officials say.

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