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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Stroke

All time
Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated
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.
# Recovery
Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.
# Get Well Soon
All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu suffers a minor stroke
Auckland Blues will “take the time to fully understand the cause of it and the implications” for Weepu.
# dosage concerns
Warning over risk if blood thinning drugs taken at wrong dose
The Irish Medical Organisation criticised the HSE over the method that it released the information.
# Mortality
21 heart attack patients in every 100 die at one Irish hospital
A report published today did not name hospitals but a further report is due to be published by the Department of Health later this year.
# Hospitals
"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle
The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.
# home therapy
Apps from Irish start-up to provide home therapy for stroke sufferers
The word-finding technology was inspired when the founder’s husband survived a stroke which left him with severe expressive aphasia.
# In Numbers
JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers
Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?
# world stroke day
Stroke deaths last year below 2,000 for first time in years
Figures also confirmed that almost twice as many women as men died from stroke.
# chronic disease
More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases
This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.
# thatcher
Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in private London service
A plaque with the inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013″ was placed at the site where she was laid to rest in the grounds of a military nursing home.
# fat facts
Two thirds of Irish adults are eating more fat than their body needs
New stats on eating habits are being highlighted as part of a drive to reduce the number of heart disease and stroke victims. 10,000 people die annually as a result of the illnesses.
Crime writer Elmore Leonard dies, aged 87
The author died from complications arising from a stroke he had earlier this month.
# pain killers
Painkillers can increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and death
Research has also found that the size of these risks can be predicted.
# Iron Lady
Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was saddened to hear of the death of the “formidable political leader”.
# Terrorism
Suspected ETA chief Javier Lopez Pena dies in Paris hospital
The 54-year-old reportedly suffered a stroke.
# Cancer
New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug
The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.
# mummies
Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world
The study of 137 showed a high prevalence of a disease that was thought to be cause by modern factors like smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.
# Heart Health
Ambulances double as billboards to boost awareness of stroke signs
The Irish Heart Foundation said there has been a decline in the number of stroke victims getting to hospital in time to be saved.
BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised following stroke
The former political editor of the UK broadcaster was hospitalised yesterday where doctors confirmed he has suffered a stroke.
# Smoking
Smoking 'rots' brain - study
Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.
# Vitamins
Vitamins do not reduce men's risk of heart trouble: study
Researchers from Harvard University said that taking vitamins makes no difference when it comes to warning off stroke or cardivascular illness.
# Tasered
Police taser blind man after mistaking stick for samurai sword
The grandfather thought he was going to die when he felt the electricity surge through his body.
# Yum
More evidence that chocolate (even the milk kind) is good for men
But it’s not an excuse to overeat it, warns researchers.
# Careful Now
Down with that sort of thing: Dermot Morgan's sons launch Heart Month
The family of the late Father Ted actor launched the Irish Heart Foundation’s Heart Month September campaign later today.
# Tobacco
'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research
New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.
# Right to die
British man loses high court battle to end his life
Tony Nicklinson, who is paralysed from the neck down, has described his life as “pure torture” and wept as the verdict was announced.
# Stroke
€5m investment for Galway company
Neuravi has secured the investment which will help it to hire more staff and start clinical trials on its device.
Column: ‘Blisters and lost toenails’ – how I ran 35 marathons in 35 days
Waterford man Alan Corcoran ran around the coast of Ireland to raise money for stroke awareness. Here he describes his experience.
# Endurance
35 Marathon Man: Alan Corcoran becomes first to run a lap of Ireland
The 21-year-old has completed his 917-mile roundtrip to raise funds for stroke awareness.
# Health
Lack of sleep "top risk of stroke"
Getting under six hours of sleep can increase risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The risk is greatest for employed people of middle to older age who don’t have a history of other stroke symptoms.
# Endurance
Marathon man: Student plans to run 917 mile lap of Ireland in 35 days
Alan Corcoran is hoping to raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation’s stroke awareness campaign and already has the backing of one famous sportsman.
# Brain power
VIDEO: Paralysed woman uses mind to move robot arm
Cathy Hutchinson was able to use the arm to sip coffee, 15 years after being paralysed by a stroke.
# Return
WATCH: Fabrice Muamba makes an emotional return to Bolton
The midfielder appeared at the Reebok Stadium for the first time tonight since suffering his heart attack.
# Relief
'I'm lucky to be alive,' says Lynagh
The ex-Australian rugby player has spoken of his relief after being released from hospital following a stroke.
# Stroke
Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke
New statistics have highlighted the risk of stroke amongst women in Ireland, showing that stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer.
# Don't Stop Believing
Column: The coach told me I could never be a wrestler because of my stroke - he was wrong
Irish wrestler Ciaran Gallagher talks about wrestling with the use of one arm, the inherent dangers of the sport and why people should take it more seriously.
# North Korea
French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008
Dr Francois-Xavier Roux said the North Korean leader was “in a coma” when he was flown to Pyongyang to treat him two years ago.
# Health
Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade
New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.