Tag: stroke

The new immunity toolkit

September 7, 2021

By Susan Bowerman, Senior Director Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition The most recent development in world of health and medicine has been the acceptance that we will be living with COVID-19 into the longer term. Masks, social distancing, vaccine passports and travel restrictions will now bean inseparable part of our daily dealings. While […]

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Novel prototype technology translates brain signals into speech

July 26, 2021

The field of communication neuroprosthetics has so far focused on restoring some degree of speech to patients who have lost the ability due to stroke, disease, or an accident; it typically involves spelling-based approaches to type out letters one-by-one in text – a slow and laborious task. Fortunately, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) neurosurgeon […]

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New device for stroke rehab receives FDA approval

May 3, 2021

In a stroke, damage to motor function on one side of the brain affects movement on the opposite side of a person’s body. Just this year, a novel device designed to help stroke patients recover wrist and hand function by overcoming this specific problem has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Inter-arm differences in blood pressure increases cardiovascular disease risk

December 22, 2020

An expansive study led by researchers at the University of Exeter, UK, is the first to find that increasing differences in the blood pressure between each arm is linked to poorer cardiovascular health – the greater this differential in pressure, the greater the patient’s risk of heart attack, stroke and early death. Blood pressure rises […]

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