Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 94 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-April-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Apr-2003
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American Stroke Association updates urgent stroke care guidelines
The clot-busting drug tPA is still the most effective early treatment for ischemic stroke, the American Stroke Association reports in guidelines published today in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.  more

Stiffness of aorta predicts stroke deaths in hypertensive patients
For the first time, researchers have linked the stiffness of the aorta (the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body) to fatal stroke regardless of other stroke risk factors, according to a study in today's rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. more


Novel treatment results in less brain damage following stroke
Stroke patients will be welcoming the news of a discovery by a University of Alberta scientist that may have significant future implications for treatment of the disease. Dr. Fred Colbourne, from the Faculty of Science, has shown that a novel rehabilitation regimen has proven remarkably effective in promoting recovery in hemorrhagic stroke--or ruptured blood vessels--in rats.  more

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Situation in China and Hong Kong SAR
The WHO team of experts arrived in Guangdong Province, China today and immediately started its work. The team was authorized to travel to the province yesterday. more

The facts about men and depression
An estimated six million men in the United States have a depressive disorder-major depression, dysthymia (chronic, less severe depression), or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness)-every year. Although these illnesses are highly treatable, many men do not recognize, acknowledge, or seek help for their depression.  more

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