Stroke

Working Long Hours Could Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2015 | 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...

Cilla Black Died From A Stroke - How Do You Detect And Prevent It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Following the death of Cilla Black, 72, on Sunday 2 August, the post-mortem has revealed it was due to a stroke. According to Professor Caroli...

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 16.06.2015 | 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 12.05.2015 | 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.

Tackling the Stroke Research Crisis Will Save Lives

Jon Barrick | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Jon Barrick

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 die from stroke than breast cancer and the condition kills more men than prostate and testicular cancer combined.

The Government Must Act on Air Pollution

Simon Gillespie | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

There is a consensus in the medical community and among the major charities in this area. There is overwhelming and terrifying evidence, which is increasing every year. So we are all calling on the UK Government, ahead of the UK Supreme Court ruling on this issue next month..

Why Air Pollution Could Increase Stroke Risk

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When an unsightly (and somewhat toxic) smog descended upon Britain last week, many people were concerned for their health. And if new research is ...

Man Unable To Recognise His Own Family After Stroke

SWNS | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Bob Cockshott went to pick his 10-year-old son Alex up from school, he knew something was wrong. The father-of-two couldn't pick out his son f...

How I Rescued My Brain

David Roland | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

In July 2009, early one morning, I was wandering around the house fully dressed when I asked my wife (she later told me): "What am I supposed to be do...

Stroke: it's Time to Act Fast

Professor Caroline Watkins | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Caroline Watkins

Awareness of stroke and its symptoms is going from strength to strength, looking at the success of the annual and well-recognisable F.A.S.T stroke campaign substantiates why this worthwhile activity must continue year on year.

How Paracetamol Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From achy backs to headaches, many of us use paracetamol without thinking twice to ease our aches and pains. But new research has linked long-term ...

8 Tips For Banishing Belly Fat Like A Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the winter's-worth of chocolate clinging to your midriff is losing its cute appeal, then we've got some tips and tricks to help send it packing. ...

Start Healthy Heart Habits Young

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Many of you know what the vices are: smoking, poor diet, being overweight, alcohol, not being active enough. And they can make all the difference between a healthy heart and a damaged one. So if we know what the causes are - why is it such a health burden?

The 'Wonder Drug' That Can Help Reduce Heart Disease, Dementia And Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug that can help reduce cancer by 25% and dementia by 30%? It won't be one that pharmaceutical companies will be fighting over, mainly because it...

These Are The 10 Leading Causes Of Death

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taken from a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the above video counts down the 10 biggest causes of death worldwide. More importantly, ...

Can You Stand On One Leg? Test Could Reveal Your Health Prospects In Later Life

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Can you stand on one leg easily? If you can, it could mean you're less at risk of stroke and dementia in later life than those who can't. In a new...

Could This Make Eating Red Meat Healthier?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating red meat has long been linked to health problems, including blocked arteries, heart attack and stroke, but new research could allow people to "...

Deep Fried Mars Bars Can Increase Risk Of Stroke In 90 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a fan of deep fried Mars Bars then you might want to find a new guilty pleasure, and fast. New research has found that eating the fatty f...

Fact or Fiction, Families Need Advice on Choosing and Paying for Care

Stephen Burke | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Burke

If you need a care home, your finances will be assessed to see whether the council (or the NHS) will pay or whether you will have to do so. If you are paying your own care fees, it's crucial to get specialist independent financial advice to make the most of your money.

Stroke Patient Deaths Linked To Hospital Staffing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of nurses working on a hospital ward has been linked to stroke victims' survival rates, a study has found. According to the findings, de...

Why We're More Frightened Of Dementia Than Cancer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As we get older, people are more fearful of developing dementia than cancer, a new poll has revealed. Two thirds of people over the age of 50 fear ...

Could You Be Eligible For Cholesterol-Reducing Statins?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Two in every five adults in England could be offered statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes after health officials lowered the threshold for eli...

How Smelling Farts Can Save Your Life (This Is Not A Prank)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whoever smelt it dealt it - but did you know that whoever smelt it could also have a reduced risk of cancer. Scientists have discovered the smell o...