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(May 27, 2011 - Insidermedicine)

From Germany - Research presented at the European Stroke Conference identifies a new stroke treatment that may reduce risk of death. Researchers tested a novel approach consisting of minimally invasive surgery and the drug t-PA on 60 patients suffering from intracerebral hemorrhage. After 6 months of follow up, researchers found that the treated patients had a lower mortality rate and also reported much higher quality of life than those treated with standard care.

From Denmark - RA patients who suffer a heart attack are frequently under-treated for heart disease, according to a report presented at the European League Against Rheumatism's Annual Congress. Studying nearly 100,000 MI patients, researchers found that those who had RA were 20% less likely to be prescribed standard heart attack treatments.

And finally, from Washington - Pork can be cooked to a minimum temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenhiet, according to a report released from the USDA. The federal agency maintains that reducing the recommended internal temperature of pork from 160 to 145 degrees is microbiologically safe.