Here’s why people of Asian-American origin are more prone to severe strokes

Here’s why people of Asian-American origin are more prone to severe strokes

People of Asian-American origin are more likely to experience severe ischemic stroke and worse outcomes than whites, claims a study. This happens because, compared to whites, Asian-Americans were increasingly associated with poorer functional recovery, receiving the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) less frequently, which can improve the chances of recovering from a stroke. They also had more serious and bleeding complications with tPA, despite receiving it quickly, research showed. “Asian-Americans may have a distinctive pathophysiologic profile of ischemic stroke than whites,” said lead author Sarah Song, Assistant Professor at…

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Younger Pregnant Women More Prone to Strokes: Study

Younger Pregnant Women More Prone to Strokes: Study

According to a study, pregnancy in young women may increase the risk of stroke as compared to their older counterparts of childbearing age. The findings showed that stroke risk was more in women aged 12 to 24 years and increased significantly by 60 per cent in women 25 to 34 years during pregnancy or post partum period up to six weeks after delivery. However, there was no difference in stroke risk in women who were 35 years or older. “We have been warning older women that pregnancy may increase their…

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Shift workers prone to infections

Shift workers prone to infections

Shift workers – whose body clocks are routinely disrupted -are more prone to health problems such as infections and chronic diseases, Cambridge researchers, including one of Indianorigin, have found. This is so because at certain times of the day the body clock affects the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, researchers said. When a virus enters our body, it hijacks the machinery and resources in our cells to help it replicate and spread throughout the body. However, the resources on offer fluctuate throughout the day, partly in…

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Why Some People are More Prone to Anxiety

Why Some People are More Prone to Anxiety

People suffering from anxiety perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than others, a finding that may help explain why certain people are more prone to anxiety. The research shows that people diagnosed with anxiety are less able to distinguish between a neutral, “safe” stimulus (in this case, the sound of a tone) and one that had earlier been associated with gaining or losing money. In other words, when it comes to emotionally-charged experiences, they show a behavioural phenomenon known as “over-generalisation”, said the team from the Weizmann Institute…

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