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Brain stimulation might allow stroke patients a faster recovery time

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Stroke patients may recover language function faster with brain stimulation.

Around one quarter of stroke survivors develop a disorder that affects their ability to speak, read, write and understand language.

Doctors in Canada are trying a form of non-invasive brain stimulation to help these patients as they undergo standard speech and language therapy. They're putting a magnetic coil over the patient's head which delivers low intensity stimulation to the portion of the brain involved in language.

More study is needed, but so far, experts say they're seeing encouraging results, so this could become a helpful new treatment for stroke survivors.

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