Tag Archives: stroke

Experts float Roche stroke drug Activase as potential COVID-19 therapy

As the COVID-19 pandemic swells, experts around the globe are working to determine which existing medicines might help patients experiencing severe illness. Malaria drug chloroquine has gotten a lot of the attention, but now a team suggests a Roche stroke drug is worth exploring.  In an article in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, authors wrote that tissue plasminogen activator, or… Read More »

Q: Can I prevent stroke? How is it treated?

Any sudden event that’s an insult to the brain is a stroke. They can manifest in different ways. Within the main ‘insult’ that can happen to the brain, the brain can get injured either by not having enough blood getting there, which means a lack of oxygen and nutrients going into certain areas of the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

A study finds that increased activity over the age of 60 can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Share on PinterestNew research examines the impact of physical activity in people over the age of 60. In 2015, 900 million people, globally, were over the age of 60. By 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read More »