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More Questions Raised About Boehringer Ingelheim's Pradaxa

Once again dabigatran (Pradaxa) has raised the wrath of the critics. Several articles and an editorial published today in The BMJ raise more questions and concerns about the drug, which is the first of the new oral anticoagulants. 59 more words

Policy & Ethics

Exercise for Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention

Here is some interesting news for people of all ages but particularly those over 50.

A recent study made international headlines when it found that exercise was just as effective as—or sometimes even outperformed—drugs when treating such conditions as heart disease and stroke. 80 more words

Heart And Stroke

Stricken, Then & Now

Today I finished a remake of something I’d first done more than five years ago. I used stroke victim John Updike to create a sort of public-service announcement, giving the warning signs of stroke and also some preventive measures. 92 more words

Rutin heals Hemorrhoids!

Sensitive topic alert! If you are squeamish about personal body ailments and issues, stop reading now! If you are like most adults, you have probably experienced Hemorrhoids in your life. 328 more words


Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early .

Stroke typically affects women in their later years, but doctors are now beginning to focus on helping them cut their risk earlier in life.

This increased attention to risk factors in early adult years was recommended by new guidelines that were released earlier this year by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. 554 more words


Yet Another Delay For Boston Scientific's Watchman Device

Boston Scientific hopes the third time will be the charm. The company disclosed on Tuesday yet another obstacle in the path to approval for its novel Watchman left atrial appendage closure device for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. 44 more words

People, Places & Events

This Microwave Helmet Can Sense Strokes

Scientists in Sweden have invented a helmet that can identify whether a person has experienced a stroke, the BBC reports.

The headwear can further determine what kind of a stroke has occurred, allowing doctors to quickly diagnose and treat patients. 198 more words