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 13.03.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 19.02.2014 | 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...

Sun Exposure May Reduce Blood Pressure And Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to scientists. Research car...

Green Tea May Inhibit Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Pill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea is often the refuge of heart disease patients, who are told it is a much healthier source of caffeine than tea and coffee. However, Japan...

Tackling Obesity and Hidden Hunger: How Industry Can Step Up

Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Manfred Eggersdorfer

A new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute shows that globally, one in three adults was overweight or obese in 2008, an increase of 23% since 1980. In the developing world, the number of overweight or obese adults more than tripled from 250million to 904million.

Shingles Can Increase Risk Of Stroke Or Heart Attack In Later Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An attack of shingles can increase the risk of having a stroke or heart attack years later, new research suggests. For people under the age of 40, ...

Ed Miliband Calls Paul Goggins Collapse A 'Huge Shock'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Ed Miliband says the collapse of MP Paul Goggins while out jogging has come as a "huge shock" to his friends and colleagues. Mr Goggins is seriously i...

Cannabis 'May Help Stroke Recovery'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cannabis may help to reduce brain damage after a stroke, new research suggests. Chemical compounds found in the plant could help shrink the area of...

Lowering Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Can Halve Heart Disease Risk Among Obese

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Reducing blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels can halve the heightened risk of heart disease associated with obesity, say scientists. Resea...

Could This Everyday Activity Lead To Better Heart Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist won't just keep your teeth glistening and your breath smelling minty fresh - it could prevent hear...

Tackling the Global Stroke Crisis

Jon Barrick | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Barrick

Almost 17million people across the world have a stroke each year - up 68% since 1990. That's a staggering one stroke every two seconds. The new findings from the largest-ever study on global stroke incidence and mortality published last week in the Lancet. More people, on average, are having a stroke three to five years younger than they did 20 years ago. The number of working age people having a stroke (aged 20-64) is up by a quarter. And, perhaps most worryingly of all, the global burden of stroke (disability, illness and premature death) is expected to more than double by 2030.

World Stroke Day: The Past, Present and Future of Telestroke Care

Andrew Graley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

Here are the facts: stroke is a preventable, treatable disease. Despite this, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime, and someone dies every six seconds from a stroke. 15 million people have a stroke every year, and sadly, 6 million of those don't survive. Facts like this are the basis for the World Stroke Day's '1 in 6' campaign.

Stroke Surgery Delays: Many Patients Not Receiving Preventative Treatment

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of patients who need potentially life-saving stroke surgery do not get it quick enough despite guidelines being in place since 2008. A ...

Noise From Planes 'Linked To Increased Risk Of Stroke And Heart Disease'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Risks of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke, circulatory and heart disease are higher in areas with high levels of aircraft noise, a study has...

Andrew Marr Cannot Type Following Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Veteran broadcaster Andrew Marr has revealed he is still unable to type after suffering a stroke, as he made his first public appearance since January...