Stroke

Can You Teach Old Dogs New Tricks?

Jeremy Howick | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Jeremy Howick

You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn - Thomas P. O'Neill In February 1983, my grandmother had a stroke that paralysed...

Bell's Palsy: What Is It And Who Does It Affect?

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

What do Pierce Brosnan, Ayrton Senna, and George Clooney all have in common ... other than their fame? They all at one point suffered from Bell's Palsy - and they aren't the only celebrities to have had it!

Denied!

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Rejection - one of the harshest parts of life. If there is one experience that all we humans have faced in our life that would be the pain of rejectio...

How To Spot The Symptoms Of Stroke, Plus Tips On Prevention

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s estimated there’ll be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a stroke over the next 20 years, according to a study by the Stroke Associ...

Incidents Of Stroke Predicted To Rise By 59% In Next 20 Years

PA | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There will be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a stroke over the next 20 years, a new report suggests. High blood pressure, which is linke...

Nation Urged To Check Blood Pressure As More Young People Having Strokes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More and more people of working age are developing high blood pressure (or hypertension) and putting themselves at risk of an early stroke, a charity ...

Does Your Heart Age Reflect Your Real Age? Take This Test To Find Out

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age that’s 10 years older, increasing their risk of a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke. That’s a...

Health MOT Could Help Prevent 'Silent Killer' Conditions Such As Heart Disease And Stroke

Press Association | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People could be given a health MOT in plans to cut early deaths and prevent heart disease, it is reported. Seven million people are said to be unaware...

Woman Aims To Write One Million Lovely Letters To Strangers Offering Them Hope

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An author and poet from Birmingham is on a mission to bring more hope to the world by writing one million letters to strangers. So far, 28-year-old Jo...

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 ...

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

How Having A Creased Earlobe Could Predict Your Stroke Risk

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People with a diagonal crease in their earlobes could be more at risk of stroke, a study has suggested. The mark, known as Frank’s sign, was first d...

‘Healthy Obesity Is A Myth,' Say Scientists

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

’Healthy obesity’ does not exist, according to a study of 3.5 million Britons. Having excess fat increases the risk of suffering heart disease by ...

39p Drug Skin Patch Could 'Dramatically' Improve Stroke Survival

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A skin patch could save thousands of lives by improving the chances of surviving a stroke, researchers have claimed. The patch, which costs 39p, is ap...

If You Don't Have This Blood Type You May Be At Increased Risk Of A Heart Attack Or Stroke

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Just over half of the people in the UK may be at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke due to their blood type, according to a new s...

Drinking Diet Drinks Every Day Could 'Triple Your Risk Of Dementia'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who drink diet fizzy drinks daily are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, a new study has suggested. Those who had a...

Metabolic Syndrome: The 'Silent Killer' Affecting Up To 15 Million Brits

SWNS | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A deadly condition affecting up to 15 million Britons has been dubbed the new ‘silent killer’ by scientists. Bulging waists have triggered an epi...

Deadly Spider Venom Could Protect The Brain After A Stroke

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

The funnel web spider is one of the deadliest spiders in the world, but a new study suggests its venom could hold the key to a revolutionary stroke tr...

I Woke Up From A Coma Locked-In My Own Body

Kate Allatt | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Kate Allatt

life less ordinary banner I over thought 24/7, seven days per week and felt horrific anxiety and fear. Fear that my husband may be encouraged to switch off my life support machine in the early days. I also suffered severe boredom, sleeplessness - because you slept out of boredom during the day - and experienced graphic hallucinations, that no one warned me or my family about. I was scared shitless of dying, then at other times, I wished I could physically pull the plug on my own life support machine.

If You See One Sign Of Stroke, Call 999

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

We want to encourage everyone - whether they are a stranger in the street, a family member at home or the person themselves - not to hesitate and to make the call immediately when they see any of the key stroke symptoms.

The Day My Novel Saved A Life

S.D. Robertson | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
S.D. Robertson

As an author I love hearing from my readers - but I never expected one to thank me for saving their mum's life. After my debut novel was published la...

Two Stroke Survivors Reveal The Importance Of 'Acting Fast' In Powerful Campaign

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A powerful video starring two stroke survivors has proven why it’s so important to call for help immediately when experiencing symptoms such as slur...

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Stress Can Cause A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors have long believed that chronic stress causes strokes and heart attacks, but they’ve not been able to work out why, until now. A new study h...

Physiotherapist Who Thought He Had 'Man Flu' Had Actually Suffered A Stroke

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A fit and healthy surfer who thought he was suffering from ‘man flu’ had actually suffered a stroke – and went on to have two more. Ryan Ogden...