Jon Barrick

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A Mini-Stroke Is Not Just a 'Funny Turn'

(0) Comments | Posted 1 May 2014 | (07:31)

Each year there are around 150,000 strokes in the UK. A third of those (around 46,000) will be a mini-stroke. Also known as a TIA, or transient ischaemic attack, a mini-stroke is a warning sign that a person is at risk of having a major stroke. Spotting the symptoms of...

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Tackling the Global Stroke Crisis

(8) Comments | Posted 4 November 2013 | (23:00)

Almost 17million people across the world have a stroke each year - up 68% since 1990. That's a staggering one stroke every two seconds. The new findings from the largest-ever study on global stroke incidence and mortality published last week in the Lancet.

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