Category Archives: Stroke

Stroke Association response to the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke 2016

  Published today (Monday 3 October 2016), the 2016 Stroke Guideline is the fifth edition of the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London. The editors draw … Continue reading

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New trial to see whether 7p angina drug can prevent dementia

Researchers believe lacunar strokes could be an underlying cause of at least 40 per cent of dementias  A new trial has been launched to find out if a cheap angina drug could prevent strokes which trigger dementia. Scientists at the … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn’t like that of the healthy people in your life. Your body doesn’t always cooperate — no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to … Continue reading

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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or “mini stroke” is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain. The disruption in blood supply results in a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause sudden … Continue reading

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What causes a Stroke?

Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some things – like your age – making simple lifestyle changes can prevent many strokes. This leaflet explains why your lifestyle might be putting you at risk and how you can make positive … Continue reading

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