The Government Must Act on Air Pollution

Simon Gillespie | Posted 26.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 18.02.2015 | 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...

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.