U.K. campaign hasn’t aided patient presentations for TIA, minor CVA

(HealthDay)—The Face, Arm, Speech, Time (FAST) public education campaign in the United Kingdom has not improved the response to transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke, according to a study published online July 2 in JAMA Neurology. Frank J. Wolters, M.D., from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a prospective population-based study of all patients […]

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‘Slow but sure’ progress toward less toxic tools to fight cancer

John Ryan is just one of the miracles to emerge from the Johns Hopkins cancer unit in Baltimore. An immunotherapy treatment—highly effective in a minority of patients—saved his life after a lung cancer diagnosis. The retired military nuclear reactor specialist will celebrate his 74th birthday in July, and his battle with cancer illustrates the promises and failures of immunotherapy, a […]

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For dialysis patients with AFib, a newer blood thinner may provide a safer option

People with irregular heartbeat due to a condition called atrial fibrillation, are often prescribed blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause a stroke. But for those who are also on dialysis for kidney failure, the already-difficult choice of blood thinner can seem like a guessing game without a right answer. One reason: patients on dialysis […]

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Study help standardize use of therapeutic comas for epileptic patients

Status epilepticus, a dangerous condition in which epileptic seizures follow one another for a duration of five or more minutes without the victim’s regaining consciousness between them, is the second most common neurological emergency in the United States, with a recorded maximum of around 150,000-plus cases per year. In 60-70 percent of cases, the patient responds to antiepileptic medications and […]

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What articulation-relevant brain regions do when we listen

Brain regions that are involved in the articulation of language are also active in the perception of language. This finding of a team from the BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence of the University of Freiburg makes a significant contribution to clarifying a research question that has been hotly debated for decades. The scientists have published their results in the journal Scientific […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Harry And Meghan Are Tipped To Be Top Baby Names This Year

It’s barely the end of January, but already predictions are rolling in for the biggest baby names of 2018 – and unsurprisingly, everyone’s favourite newly engaged couple has made the cut. Mother & Baby UK has released their predictions for the top girls’ and boys’ names for the year ahead, Harper’s Bazaar UK reports. Both lists are heavy on classic and Latin-derived names […]

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