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Friday, July 10, 2015

Cardiovascular Research: Nanomedicine in the fight against thrombotic diseases ♦ Uric acid may lessen women's disability after stroke ♦ Secondhand smoke increases stroke risk

Nanomedicine in the fight against thrombotic diseases Ischemic heart disease and stroke caused by thrombus formation are responsible for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. Now researchers announce new research that has been covering the use of nanocarriers and microbubbles in drug delivery for thrombotic disease.
Uric acid may lessen women's disability after stroke Forty-two percent of women treated with uric acid had less disability three months after a stroke compared with women given a placebo, report researchers who say that women benefit from uric acid therapy because they generally have less uric acid circulating in their bodies.
Diabetes complications linked to rising risk of dementia People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than people who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new study.
Secondhand smoke increases stroke risk by 30 percent for nonsmokers Nearly 800,000 people in the US suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 19 deaths in the US and it is a leading cause of disability. A new study has found that secondhand smoke increases the risk of stroke by about 30 percent for nonsmokers.

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