New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke.
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition, regarded as a medical emergency. It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, which injures the brain and can leave victims with long-term problems. The brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood to function properly. If the supply of […]
STROKE symptoms can be easily identified if you know what to look for in the person who is thought to be having a stroke. The three most common symptoms can be remembered using this four letter word.
Stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. This is considered a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. A stroke can cause swallowing difficulties, pain and sensory problems, communication problems, and tiredness and fatigue. In some cases it can even be fatal. Health experts recommend the best […]
HEART attacks and strokes are set to soar over the coming years as the diabetes epidemic sweeping the nation takes its toll, a charity has warned.
MINI stroke symptoms are the same as those that occur when a full stroke is happening, but they tend to only last for a few minutes or hours. It’s important to be aware of all the signs because a mini stroke could mean you’re at risk of having a full stroke in the near future, […]
HALF a million Britons who are unknowingly at risk of a fatal stroke caused by an irregular heartbeat could be saved by cheap clot-busting drugs, according to research. A study in the European Heart Journal found that 4,000 strokes were prevented in England between 2015 and 2016 among patients with atrial fibrillation , a heart […]
Around 1.3 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with AF but it is thought that a further 500,000 have the condition which puts them at a five-fold higher risk of stroke. The British Heart Foundation which partfunded the research says it highlights the need for AF screening and diagnosis. The University of Leeds […]
STROKE risk increases if you’re overweight or obese, reveals the Stroke Association. How much should you weigh to prevent deadly stroke symptoms?
MINI stroke symptoms are the same as those of a stroke, but they tend to only last for a few minutes or hours. It’s important to be aware of all the signs because a mini stroke could mean you’re at risk of having a full stroke in the near future, which can have fatal consequences. […]