Stroke Risk

Stroke: Not Just A Disease Of The Elderly

Vijeya Ganesan | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents
Vijeya Ganesan

Strokes are rarely associated with children and young people, and yet around 400 children in the UK have a stroke every year. As with adults, the impact of childhood stroke is often devastating. Many children are left with severe permanent physical and mental impairments, and the impact on the wider family is often significant.

Strokes Happen To Young People

Kate Allatt | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Kate Allatt

Amanda Ferguson (45) suspected drugs in the accident and emergency department. Jesse North (25) was diagnosed initially with vertigo in the emergency ...

Policymakers Must Rethink Their Approaches to Tacking Stroke

Martin Koehring | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

In order to meet global stroke-reduction targets, policymakers must rethink their approaches. One of the key areas identified in a recent EIU report o...

Innovations in Healthcare - How the NHS Is Improving Patient Care With Telemedicine

Andrew Graley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

Developments in telemedicine are benefitting patients with a broad range of needs as well as improving hospital services and improving resource allocation across the NHS. Significant progress has been made towards three million people being able to benefit from telehealth by 2017 in the UK, so these programmes could be coming to hospital near you soon.

Depression In Women Linked To Stroke Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Depressed middle-aged women have almost double the risk of suffering a stroke, according to research. A 12-year Australian study of 10,547 women 47...

Experts Warn Traffic Fumes Could Increase Stroke Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Traffic fumes may increase the risk of stroke by narrowing the arteries that carry blood to the brain, a study has found. Tests showed that increas...

Green Tea Reduces Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea and coffee both reduce the risk of strokes, especially those caused by bleeding in the brain, a study has found. Scientists questioned mo...

Smoking Cannabis 'Could Double Stroke Risk'

PA | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking cannabis can double the risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults, a study suggests. Scientists looked at 160 stroke victims aged 18 t...

Sleep More To Slash Stroke Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly getting less than six hours sleep a night raises the risk of stroke in middle age, research has shown. Scientists in the US studied 5,666...

Could This Computer Game Transform A Stroke Victims Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A computer game which improves and overcomes the physical symptoms of a stroke using circus tricks has been launched as an innovative way of helping p...

Why Your Drawing Skills Could Reveal Risk Of A Stroke

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Could your drawing skills be the key to predicting your risk of a stroke? A team of Swedish scientists believe so, after testing the theory on a g...

How Eating Oranges Could Reduce Your Stroke Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eating citrus fruit such as oranges or grapefruit could reduce your chances of having a stroke, a study has found. Researchers studied compounds ca...

Why Large Families Are Good For Mum's Health

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have four or more children, may be more stressed out than most but they are a third less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and 50...