The family of a woman who was left paralyzed after suffering a stroke are asking for answers as to why she waited more than an hour for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.
‘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.
Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increased risk of stroke
New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke.
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 symptoms: These three signs could signify the life-threatening condition
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: 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 […]
Heart attack and stroke surge predicted as diabetes epidemic takes toll
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: 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, […]
Cheap drug hope for 500,000 at risk of stroke
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 […]