Jon Barrick

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The Rise in Working-Age Stroke Is a Wake Up Call to Us all

(0) Comments | Posted 11 May 2015 | (18:05)

A stroke at any age can be devastating, but the condition is particularly cruel when it hits people of working age. Many survivors are unable to return to work as a result of their stroke and are often forced to cope with a fall in income, increased household bills and...

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Tackling the Stroke Research Crisis Will Save Lives

(0) Comments | Posted 13 April 2015 | (14:51)

In the time it takes to read this, someone in the UK would have had a stroke. Stroke is cruel. It can rob you of your speech, your ability to walk, your memory, your independence and your dignity - all in the blink of an eye. Twice as many women...

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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.

More people,...

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