Stroke

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 12.11.2015 | 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.

EVA Park: a Virtual World to Help With Speech Recovery

Lucy Maddox | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech
Lucy Maddox

The team at City University London have created an online multi-user virtual world set on an island called EVA Park that lets people with aphasia practise communicating. Each person in the virtual world is represented by an avatar.

Powerful Video Shows That When Someone Suffers A Stroke Every Minute Counts

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An eye-opening awareness campaign is reminding viewers that when a person has a stroke, every minute counts. The video, featured above, shows a man...

My Eye Doctor's Good News

David Roland | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

Six years after a stroke punched a hole in my brain, I continue to improve. One area of damage was in the visual processing part of my brain, the left occipital cortex. Since then, I've had an annual check-up with my ophthalmologist, Dr Mercer, who first saw me after the 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...

How Do You Detect A Stroke And Prevent It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On average, someone in the UK has a stroke every three and a half minutes, according to Professor Caroline Watkins from the University of Central Lanc...

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 11.05.2016 | 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?