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#Stroke

# stroke - Saturday 7 May, 2022

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
# No Room
# No Room

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke

May 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 45,502 Views 15 Comments

Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.

# stroke - Thursday 28 October, 2021

'This can happen to anyone and everyone': Mark Cagney recalls suffering a stroke this year
# Irish Heart Foundation
# Irish Heart Foundation

'This can happen to anyone and everyone': Mark Cagney recalls suffering a stroke this year

Oct 28th 2021, 9:56 PM 61,844 Views 16 Comments

Research found just one in five people in Ireland know the most vital action to take in the event of a stroke.

# stroke - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Broadcaster Mark Cagney reveals he suffered a stroke earlier this year
# Mark Cagney
# Mark Cagney

Broadcaster Mark Cagney reveals he suffered a stroke earlier this year

Mar 10th 2021, 10:24 PM 51,271 Views 6 Comments

He said he’s now on the mend.

# stroke - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
# Neurorehabilitation
# Neurorehabilitation

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Mar 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,712 Views 7 Comments

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

# stroke - Thursday 2 January, 2020

5-year-old hailed hero as she FaceTimes father for help after mother suffers stroke
# Cork
# Cork

5-year-old hailed hero as she FaceTimes father for help after mother suffers stroke

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:11 PM 50,167 Views 13 Comments

“She said mammy was drinking her tea and now she was on the floor and she can’t get up.”

# stroke - Monday 8 July, 2019

A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend
# Emergency
# Emergency

A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend

Jul 8th 2019, 1:36 PM 17,756 Views 17 Comments

The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.

# stroke - Monday 24 June, 2019

Former British deputy PM John Prescott admitted to hospital after suffering stroke
# John Prescott
# John Prescott

Former British deputy PM John Prescott admitted to hospital after suffering stroke

Jun 24th 2019, 1:16 PM 11,726 Views 13 Comments

Prescott served as deputy Prime Minister to Tony Blair between the years of 1997 and 2007.

# stroke - Monday 29 April, 2019

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51
# Boyz N The Hood
# Boyz N The Hood

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51

Apr 29th 2019, 9:40 PM 22,116 Views 12 Comments

Singleton (51) directed Boyz n the Hood as a 22-year-old fresh out of film school.

# stroke - Sunday 24 March, 2019

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement
# Video Games
# Video Games

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement

Mar 24th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,247 Views 1 Comment

Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.

# stroke - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks
# Aspirin
# Aspirin

Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks

Jan 23rd 2019, 8:19 AM 15,731 Views 12 Comments

Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.

# stroke - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s
# Feel The Pulse
# Feel The Pulse

'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s

Nov 24th 2018, 10:00 AM 89,075 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation say it’s crucial for those over 50 to regularly check their pulse.

# stroke - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke

Aug 15th 2018, 11:11 AM 6,030 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old remains under heavy sedation after doctors found a blood clot on his brain.

# stroke - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

An egg a day may keep heart disease away
# Eggcellent
# Eggcellent

An egg a day may keep heart disease away

May 22nd 2018, 8:51 AM 19,306 Views 38 Comments

Authors of a new study have said the research should not be looked at in isolation as diet is more complicated than just one item of food.

# stroke - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech'
# Uplifting
From The42
# Uplifting

'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech'

May 9th 2018, 8:30 AM 45,649 Views 7 Comments

Ulster back row Chris Henry gives a fascinating interview about the loss of loved ones, a major health scare and why he feels ‘very lucky’.

# stroke - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke
# Good News
# Good News

Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke

May 6th 2018, 12:30 PM 20,374 Views 22 Comments

The study found people taking 4-7 saunas a week were 61% less likely to have a stroke than those taking one a week.

# stroke - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey
# Stroke
# Stroke

Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey

Apr 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 21,814 Views 8 Comments

The family have urged others to make sure they have the best insurance when travelling abroad.

# stroke - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'
# Stroke Survivors Day
# Stroke Survivors Day

'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'

Apr 21st 2018, 8:45 AM 16,143 Views 4 Comments

An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.

# stroke - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate
# Stroke
# Stroke

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Feb 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 15,108 Views 36 Comments

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

# stroke - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
# Bmj Study
# Bmj Study

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,795 Views 26 Comments

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

# stroke - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
# Research
# Research

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,800 Views 2 Comments

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.

# stroke - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'
# Stroke Risk
# Stroke Risk

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'

Oct 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 18,984 Views 9 Comments

Fainting spells led to Les Carroll being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke.

# stroke - Friday 25 August, 2017

Parents of 20-year-old who suffered stroke playing GAA told their son had 20% chance of living
# Kildare
# Kildare

Parents of 20-year-old who suffered stroke playing GAA told their son had 20% chance of living

Aug 25th 2017, 11:07 PM 43,991 Views 42 Comments

The family are now trying to raise funds for his treatment.

# stroke - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
# High Blood Pressure
# High Blood Pressure

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 72,702 Views 15 Comments

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

# stroke - Friday 12 May, 2017

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival
# CPR
# CPR

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival

May 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 36,868 Views 30 Comments

Every day, 13 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest.

# stroke - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'Despicable': Manchester police search for men who stole from a man as he had a stroke
# Bolton
# Bolton

'Despicable': Manchester police search for men who stole from a man as he had a stroke

Apr 25th 2017, 9:23 PM 12,917 Views 19 Comments

The men stole money from the man and from his house.

# stroke - Friday 21 April, 2017

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study
# Artificial Sweeteners
# Artificial Sweeteners

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Apr 21st 2017, 9:57 AM 24,650 Views 63 Comments

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

# stroke - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Croatia call up player who suffered stroke four years ago
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Croatia call up player who suffered stroke four years ago

Dec 20th 2016, 11:19 AM 4,552 Views 0 Comments

Jakov Filipovic almost died four years ago, as he was forced to undergo heart surgery after his illness.

# stroke - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them
# Risk Factors
# Risk Factors

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them

Jul 16th 2016, 7:45 AM 35,901 Views 8 Comments

The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.

# stroke - Friday 20 May, 2016

Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial

May 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 27,906 Views 10 Comments

Paul Lambe benefited from a rollout of new Irish research that is tackling cancer, strokes and health crises.

# stroke - Friday 18 September, 2015

Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer
# One Too Many
# One Too Many

Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer

Sep 18th 2015, 6:01 AM 8,884 Views 30 Comments

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

# stroke - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

"She would not have suffered": Cilla Black died of a stroke
# RIP
# RIP

"She would not have suffered": Cilla Black died of a stroke

Aug 4th 2015, 5:28 PM 24,749 Views 23 Comments

The TV icon fell before the stroke happened.

# stroke - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

'Our little boy always wanted to be a superhero and he became one in death'
# Little Hero
# Little Hero

'Our little boy always wanted to be a superhero and he became one in death'

Apr 1st 2015, 6:03 AM 30,100 Views 17 Comments

Ben Canty died aged just six years old. His organs were donated to five other people.

# stroke - Monday 23 March, 2015

Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer

Mar 23rd 2015, 8:39 AM 8,124 Views 2 Comments

Figures show 42% more women in Ireland than men die from stroke, though men have a greater chance of having a stroke.

# stroke - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital
# Mortality
# Mortality

Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital

Mar 5th 2015, 6:50 PM 17,253 Views 15 Comments

A report from the Department of Health has published a report naming hospitals and showing their death rates.

# stroke - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today
# World Stroke Day
# World Stroke Day

Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today

Oct 29th 2014, 2:54 PM 8,276 Views 58 Comments

Stroke claims a life every six seconds but it is still not well understood.

# stroke - Monday 15 September, 2014

Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early

Sep 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,566 Views 19 Comments

A study published today found extra resourcing to help people get back on their feet in their own homes could also save the health system millions.

# stroke - Friday 29 August, 2014

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's
# Shocking
# Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,050 Views 17 Comments

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

# stroke - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital
# Health
# Health

"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital

Aug 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,430 Views 10 Comments

Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.

# stroke - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
# Food
# Food

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

May 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 316 Views 44 Comments

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

# stroke - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated
# Health
# Health

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

May 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 163 Views 11 Comments

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

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