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Non communicable diseases

Family-led rehabilitation ineffective for stroke patients, says Lancet study

Family-led rehabilitation is ineffective for stroke patients, a recent study has found. The study titled — ‘family-led rehabilitation after stroke in India’ — published in The Lancet is based on one of the largest stroke rehabilitation trials that was conducted at 14 centres across India, following up 1,250 stroke patients over six months

June 28, 2017
Hindustan Times

Novartis heart drug success opens up new care option

A Novartis anti-inflammatory drug cut cardiovascular risk for heart attack survivors in a pivotal trial, potentially changing ideas about treatment. Canakinumab, already approved as Ilaris for rare autoimmune conditions, was also found to reduce further heart attacks or strokes, when used with current therapies, the drugmaker said. The drug targets inflammatory atherosclerosis, where inflammation aggravates risks posed by clogged arteries

June 22, 2017

The new crisis after HIV/AIDS knocks at the door

Mmegi Online reports that NCDs are the new crisis after HIV Aids now knocking at the door in Botswana. It discusses how the relentless rise of non-communicable diseases is putting growing pressure on the country’s health system with up to 37% of deaths from diseases annually in Botswana being linked to NCDs in some form

April 28, 2017

Delhi's Love For Booze Has Brought The City To The Brink Of A Heart Disease Epidemic

A unique set of data generated by Indian researchers has confirmed a trend doctors have been worried about for some time, Delhi is heading towards an epidemic of cardiovascular diseases, chiefly heart attack and stroke cases, due to a prevalence of alcohol use, obesity and raised blood pressure – all illnesses which have grown in number over the course of the last twenty years

April 18, 2017
India Times

Trans fat bans link to fewer heart attacks, deaths—and they’re going national

Three years after banning trans fats from eateries in some New York counties they have seen a 6.2% reduction in heart attacks and strokes compared with those that didn’t, researchers report in JAMA Cardiology. Another set of researchers reported last year in Journal of Health Economics that the ban appeared to have cut deaths from cardiovascular disease by 4.5%, sparing 13 lives from cardiovascular death per 100,000 people each year  

April 18, 2017
Ars Technica

Risk factors for heart disease and stroke also tied to Alzheimer’s

Middle-aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke are also more likely to develop changes in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests

April 11, 2017

Intensive speech therapy helps months after stroke

A recent German study has shown that even months after a stroke, survivors can make major strides forward in terms of communication and quality of life with intensive speech therapy

March 8, 2017

Poor diet tied to nearly half of U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes

Ensuring that diets include the right amount of certain foods may help the U.S. cut deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes by almost half, suggests a new study

March 7, 2017
March 9, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald