‘Compelling’ evidence that the winter vaccine could reduce stroke risk, says study

GETTING the flu vaccine is an annual tradition for many, something they do just before the cold and flu season arrives so they can boost their immunity against the seasonal virus. However, as well as cutting your risk of flu, the vaccine could also reduce the risk of a stroke.

Stroke: Older people should cut back on a popular food – ‘Causes blockages’ in arteries

THE RISK of most medical conditions increases as we get older. This is true for strokes, which are more likely to occur after the age of 55. This is partly because our arteries naturally become narrower and harder, as well as becoming clogged by fatty substances.

What is a stroke? Strokes are life-threatening – signs and symptoms you MUST look out for

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: Two thirds of nation ignore this step to slash risk of life-threatening condition

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 […]

Mini stroke symptoms: Signs of a transient ischaemic attack and when to call 999

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, […]