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Blacks, Hispanics, women and ‘stroke belters’ are less likely to get tPA | ISC

tPA is the only treatment approved by the FDA for ischemic stroke.

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Children more likely than adults to report a headache at stroke onset | ISC

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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC

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END linked to FLAIR imaging feature in patients with stroke

This imaging feature is often observed in patients with stroke, but has unclear clinical relevance.

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Electroconvulsive therapy is effective, but may adversely affect cognition.

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Excessive sleepiness in Parkinson's disease: bright light therapy works

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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC

Risk was 39% higher in people with high blood pressure in middle age and 31% higher in those with pre-hypertension.

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