A simple set of questions for checking your heart health might help predict your stroke risk, a new study suggests. The finding hints that even small improvements to your lifestyle might help prevent strokes.
by Elizabeth Renter, Stroke sufferers are getting younger, say researchers, and this is a serious concern. According to a study published in Neurology, the average age of a stroke sufferer fell from 71 in 1993-1994 to 69 in 2005. The scientists are offering several possible causes, each of which make sense and each are highly preventable. Bottom […]
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST 2012 A new study from The University of Queensland shows monitoring the brain of stroke patients using Quantitative EEG (QEEG) studies could inform treatments and therefore minimise brain damage of stroke victims. EEG stands for electroencephalogram and is a medical test which is used to measure the electrical […]
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how […]