Stroke

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...

How A Negative Attitude May Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems like happiness may be the key to good health. Researchers have found that stress, hostility and depression can significantly increase the ...

Woman Films Minor Stroke 'Selfie' After Doctors Claim She Was Just Stressed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A quick-thinking Canadian woman has put the 'selfie' craze to good use, by filming herself having a minor stroke after doctors told her she was just s...

Why Protein Isn't Just Good For Fat Loss

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are approximately 152,000 incidents of people having strokes in the UK every year - but if we all change our diet, this number could be seriousl...

There's Nothing Small About a 'Mini-Stroke'

Peter Rothwell | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Rothwell

A stroke happens in an instant, but its effects can last a lifetime. Over 150,000 strokes occur in the UK each year and more than 1.1m people are living with the devastating effects. Stroke is the third largest cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the UK.

'I Thought I Was Going To Die... I'm Very, Very Lucky'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Chris Tarrant has opened up about his terror as he realised he was having a stroke while on a flight from Thailand to the UK just two months ago. ...

Hilary Devey Opens Up About Stroke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Hilary Devey has opened up about the health problems she's encountered since suffering a stroke five years ago, which caused her to lose a portion of ...

High Blood Pressure: Tackling the Silent Killer

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

We need to work across the health system and with our partners to raise awareness and motivate people - at every age and across all our communities - to take control of their blood pressure and invest in their health, for now and for the future.

If Our Children Don't Lose Weight and Exercise More, We'll Be Extinct Like the Dinosaurs

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

In Britain, almost a third of 10 and 11-year-olds and over a fifth of four to five-year-olds are either overweight or obese. This week, it was revealed that one patient in seven in Britain's NHS hospitals has diabetes... The warning signs could not be any clearer. The trouble is, who's listening?

A Mini-Stroke Is Not Just a 'Funny Turn'

Jon Barrick | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Barrick

Over a third of people who took part in our report thought their mini-stroke was just a 'funny turn' and only one in five rang 999. These findings have serious implications for the health and well-being of our nation, as one in 20 people will go on to have a major stroke within two days of having a mini-stroke.

Increased Health Risks For High Blood Pressure Patients Who Fail To Take Medication

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One in four people with high blood pressure are not taking their medication correctly, putting them at increased risk of heart attack of stroke, new r...

What Time Of Day Are Strokes And Heart Attacks Most Likely To Take Place?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Why is the most common time for people to suffer from a heart attack or stroke 6.30am? Researchers delved into this and discovered that it's all d...

Here's What A 30-Minute Walk Can Do For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Strokes affect over 150,000 people a year in the UK, so no wonder more and more prevention measures are being taken in order to cut down on the risk. ...

How A 15-Minute Delay Can Affect Stroke Victims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eliminating the delays of clot-busting drug reception can be life changing for stroke survivors, according to new research, as for every 15-minute del...

How to Lose Your Temper for the Sake of a Healthier Heart

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Anger significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the hours immediately following a flare up, according to findings of Harvard Medical School researchers. So what's to be done about it?

Weaning the World Off Salt

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Eating habits in childhood influence eating patterns in later life. Liking the taste of salty food is actually a learned taste preference. Therefore, those who eat little salt taste the natural flavours of food a lot more than those who have a lot of salt. The current focus is wrong.

Yes, You Can Actually Die From A Broken Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of 30,000 Brits revealed that losing someone really can break your heart. According to a report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medi...

Heart Attack And Stroke Risk Can Double After Loss Of A Loved One

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Losing a loved one is heartbreaking in any case. Little did we know however, is that bereavement can lead to serious cardiovascular issues. Grief d...

Andrew Marr Was Right to Call for More Stroke Rehab

Professor Karen Middleton | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Professor Karen Middleton

Without rehabilitation, patients struggle to regain mobility and function and many lose the ability to live independently. This is a shocking, and avoidable, waste and it is crucial that the NHS ensures the pockets of excellent care that exist are replicated across the country. But let's not stop there. Because it is not only stroke patients who struggle to get the rehab...

Heart Disease Prevention: Millions Could Be Prescribed Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Millions more people in the UK could be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins in a bid to prevent more cases of heart disease, heart attacks and str...

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.

Heart Health Month: Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every year over 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK and it is the third largest cause of death, after heart disease and cancer, according to the NH...