Stroke

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...

A Beer A Day Could Keep The Doctor Away, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking a pint of beer a day could reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease, a new study has found. Researchers said moderate ...

Accepting The Change That Illness Brings, How Important This Is To Moving Forward

Giles Dawnay | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

I began to recognise that in order for me to move through this stroke, I needed to let go the person I knew before it, and embrace whoever may follow. That doesn't mean there was necessarily to be drastic difference, but that I must be very wary of spending my recovery chasing someone who may not completely exist anymore.

Back To Life

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Every experience in our lives leaves its mark. It molds our character and sculpts us into the perfect person that we are supposed to be, or at least that is how it should be. It took several years. Nevertheless, I have been able to turn my limitations to advantages.

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 11.11.2016 | 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.