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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Former British deputy PM John Prescott admitted to hospital after suffering stroke John Prescott

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51 Boyz N The Hood

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies age 51

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

From TheJournal.ie This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement Video Games

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks Aspirin

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

Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.

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

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

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

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

Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke

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

From TheJournal.ie An egg a day may keep heart disease away Eggcellent

An egg a day may keep heart disease away

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.

From The42 'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech' Uplifting This post contains videos

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

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke Good News

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey Stroke

Family desperate to bring brother in coma home from Turkey

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate Stroke

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

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack' Bmj Study

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor' Stroke Risk This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents of 20-year-old who suffered stroke playing GAA told their son had 20% chance of living Kildare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland High Blood Pressure

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

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

From TheJournal.ie If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival CPR

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Despicable': Manchester police search for men who stole from a man as he had a stroke Bolton

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study Artificial Sweeteners

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

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

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

Croatia call up player who suffered stroke four years ago

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

From TheJournal.ie Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them Risk Factors

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial Lifesavers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer One Too Many

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

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

From TheJournal.ie "She would not have suffered": Cilla Black died of a stroke RIP

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

The TV icon fell before the stroke happened.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our little boy always wanted to be a superhero and he became one in death' Little Hero

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer Heart Health

Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer

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

From TheJournal.ie Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital Mortality

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today World Stroke Day

Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early Rehabilitation

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

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

From TheJournal.ie "Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too Food

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help 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.

From The42 All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu suffers a minor stroke 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.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over risk if blood thinning drugs taken at wrong dose 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.

From TheJournal.ie 21 heart attack patients in every 100 die at one Irish hospital 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.

From TheJournal.ie "Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle 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.

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