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New electrical stimulation therapy improves hand function for stroke survivors


A new electrical stimulation therapy improved hand dexterity for stroke survivors more than an existing technique, in a study released today.

Strokes, which strike about in 800,000 people in the United States each year, usually result in some degree of paralysis on one side of the […]

Stroke therapy research receives $2 million award

Duke researcher Dr. Adrian Hernandez is investigating common stroke medications and therapies for stroke survivors — particularly those over 65 years old, women and minorities — to help determine the benefits and risks.

His three-year study – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research into Outcomes Stroke Patients Prefer and Effectiveness Research  – will […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Stroke patients treated with non-invasive brain stimulation along with speech therapy had three times the improvement in speech and language compared with patients who had […]