Tag Archives: stroke

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

One-quarter of people around the world at risk for a stroke after age 25, study reveals

Global risk of stroke is ‘startling’: One-quarter of people worldwide at risk for a stroke after age 25, new data reveals Scientists looked at stroke risk after age 25 in 195 countries from 1990 to 2016 The global risk increased from about 23% in 1990 to about 25% in 2016 China had the highest risk for… Read More »

Hong Kong’s PolyU develops robotic arm for stroke patients to facilitate mobile rehabilitation

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) yesterday announced the development of a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients. The robotic arm, called “mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton”, is the first-of-its-kind integration of exo-skeleton, soft robot and exo-nerve stimulation technologies. Developed by Dr Hu Xiao-ling and her research team in the Department of… Read More »