Stroke

Everyone's A Healer: Letting Vulnerability Heal Both Ourselves And Others

Giles Dawnay | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

There seems a deep irony in human behaviour that even though we chase strength in order to be loved and accepted, it is through vulnerability that our truest relationships are formed.

Dark Nights of Recovery

Giles Dawnay | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

It is only when we arrive at a time when the body, we thought we knew, may not be as reliable as we hoped that our perspective may be open to change. Hidden, darker thoughts may finally then emerge which we have kept locked away or we were never even aware of. Previously perceived security and certainty in the present moment is nakedly revealed for what it truly is; an entertaining illusion.

This Could Help Lower Cancer, Heart Disease And Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, scientists revealed that sedentary lifestyles were as deadly for us as smoking - a habit that costs the NHS millions in early deaths and di...

Stroke of Fortune

Giles Dawnay | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

Four days, one brain scan and battery of tests later at the hospital in which I work, I had been diagnosed with an embolic stroke. I am 34, regularly keep fit, recently married, a junior doctor and have no risk factors. This wasn't meant to happen to me.

Woman Wakes Up Paralysed After Feeling A Crick In Her Neck

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Caroline Hall felt a sharp pain in her neck as she bent down one day at work. The next day, the 38-year-old RSPCA inspector from Bolton, Lancashire, w...

Policymakers Must Rethink Their Approaches to Tacking Stroke

Martin Koehring | Posted 08.07.2016 | 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...

Using Technology to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr Rachel C Stockley | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Rachel C Stockley

Technological innovation in healthcare rehabilitation could hold the key to transforming the lives of thousands of stroke survivors by helping them to get back on their feet. By using wearable 'haptic bracelet' devices, we're aiming to cultivate an innovative method to improve the walking of people after stroke.

Stroke Patients Walk Again Thanks To Groundbreaking Stem Cell Procedure

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors believe they have found a way to reverse the long-term debilitating effects of stroke to give patients the ability to walk, move their arms an...

Making a Change: How Technology Is Helping the Elderly Population in the UK

Louise Rogerson | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Tech
Louise Rogerson

For my parents, it gives me great hope that they will be able to stay at home as they age without feeling like a burden. For me, as a potential carer, I see that technology could make a huge difference on a daily basis.

Take Aspirin 'Immediately' After Minor Stroke. Experts Urge

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People should take aspirin "immediately" if they believe they have suffered a minor stroke in order to reduce their risk of having another, more major...

Why We're Calling for a New Era for Stroke

Jon Barrick | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Jon Barrick

To make this a reality, we urgently need the British public to get behind our campaign. As part of A New Era for Stroke, we've launched a petition, which calls on the Government to commit to a new stroke strategy.

Five-Month-Old Who Suffered Stroke Comforted By Family Dogs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mother of a five-month-old who suffered from a stroke has told how the family's dogs are comforting her daughter in hospital. Mary Hall's daughter N...

Woman Left Partially Paralysed After Contraceptive Pill Triggered Stroke

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman was left partially paralysed after the contraceptive pill triggered a stroke. Louise Palfreyman, 32, couldn't move her left side and had to le...

Sleep And Regular Exercise 'Significantly Cuts Stroke Risk'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Getting a good night's sleep and exercising regularly can greatly reduce the risk of stroke, researchers have revealed. According to a new study, g...

Man Has Stroke Aged 35, Internet Rallies Round To Support Him

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A stroke survivor who asked the internet to share positive recovery stories online has received an overwhelming response. Dan Needham, from Norfolk...

Every Minute Counts: Act FAST to Save Lives

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

A stroke is an attack that happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This may be caused by a clot, or by bleeding in the brain. When a person has a stroke, they lose 2 million nerve cells for every minute that they don't receive medical treatment.

EVA Park: a Virtual World to Help With Speech Recovery

Lucy Maddox | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech
Lucy Maddox

The team at City University London have created an online multi-user virtual world set on an island called EVA Park that lets people with aphasia practise communicating. Each person in the virtual world is represented by an avatar.

Powerful Video Shows That When Someone Suffers A Stroke Every Minute Counts

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An eye-opening awareness campaign is reminding viewers that when a person has a stroke, every minute counts. The video, featured above, shows a man...

My Eye Doctor's Good News

David Roland | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

Six years after a stroke punched a hole in my brain, I continue to improve. One area of damage was in the visual processing part of my brain, the left occipital cortex. Since then, I've had an annual check-up with my ophthalmologist, Dr Mercer, who first saw me after the stroke.

Working Long Hours Could Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Staying late at the office for even an hour or two can increase the chances of suffering a stroke, according to research.Working long hours might impr...

How Do You Detect A Stroke And Prevent It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On average, someone in the UK has a stroke every three and a half minutes, according to Professor Caroline Watkins from the University of Central Lanc...

Woman Thought She Had A Hangover But It Turned Out To Be A Stroke

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Leanne Arnold, 33, had a few glasses of punch while she was at a friend's BBQ, so when she began to experience dizziness and a headache she assumed it...

Teenage Boy With Stroke Almost Left Disabled After Doctors Fail To Diagnose Quickly

SWNS | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

A schoolboy was almost left permanently disabled after it took doctors five hours to diagnose him with a stroke, because he was only 13-years-old, cla...

How Eating Chocolate Every Day Could Be Beneficial To Your Health

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating up to 100g (4oz) of chocolate a day has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke.Research led by the University of Aberdeen fo...

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

Jon Barrick | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Jon Barrick

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 a benefits system that fails to fully understand the impact of their condition. Despite this, too many people aged between 20 and 64 still don't think that a stroke will happen to them.