Jon Barrick

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Why We're Calling for a New Era for Stroke

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2016 | (15:37)

Across the United Kingdom, communities, organisations, supporters, carers, families and stroke survivors are joining the Stroke Association as we celebrate our fifth annual awareness month, now known as Make May Purple for stroke. All manner of things have been lit up, dressed up, painted, planted and baked purple...

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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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