Archive for the ‘Stroke’ Category
A troubling study by Lawson Researchers points to some drivers who should probably not be on the road. Brain tumours can affect the ability to drive safely, but researchers found that doctors may not always report patients who are unfit to operate a vehicle.
A stroke left a 58 year old man unable to walk or talk, until a doctor performed a brain-saving procedure. As Diana Gonzalez reports it’s all thanks to a new device.
Removing brain tumors can be a tough task for surgeons because it’s hard to see where the tumor begins and ends. But glowing technology is shedding light on the problem.
A UWO researcher is adding to the debate over vitamin therapy and stroke. In an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Doctor David Spence says there’s still a role for the treatment, despite studies that found no benefits in using vitamin B-12 to reduce a certain stroke risk factor levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Spence is the author of How to Prevent Your Stroke. His article in JAMA takes issue with the amount of vitamin B-12 that was used in the studies, and it contends the role of B-12 in relation to kidney failure was overlooked.