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A Method To Accelerate Motor Skill Recovery After A Stroke

Researchers have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly. In a preclinical study, the scientists paired vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with a physical therapy task aimed at improving the function of an upper limb in rodents. The study was published in the journal Stroke.         

Incidence of STEMI and Hockey Games

The thrill of a hockey victory may put younger men at an increased risk for heart attack. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology found an increase in hospital admissions for men under 55 presenting with symptoms of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or heart attack the day after a Montreal Canadiens win. There was little evidence within the general population of a relationship between watching hockey games and the incidence of STEMI.

Coffee: Is It A Boon Or A Curse For Heart?

Scientists surveyed more than 4,400 residents of Sao Paulo about their coffee-drinking habits and correlated them with the coronary artery calcium (CAC) readings. CAC scans look for signs of calcium buildup in the pulmonary artery.