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

Mar 10th 2021, 10:24 PM 51,106 Views 6 Comments

He said he’s now on the mend.

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
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'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 22,363 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:11 PM 50,054 Views 13 Comments

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

A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend
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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 17,724 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.

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

Jun 24th 2019, 1:16 PM 11,562 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2019, 9:40 PM 22,095 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Mar 24th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,226 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 8:19 AM 15,661 Views 12 Comments

Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.

'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s
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'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 89,010 Views 28 Comments

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

Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke
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Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke

Aug 15th 2018, 11:11 AM 5,992 Views 3 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 8:51 AM 19,290 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.

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

May 9th 2018, 8:30 AM 45,579 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’.

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

May 6th 2018, 12:30 PM 20,359 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.

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

Apr 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 21,785 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2018, 8:45 AM 16,086 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 15,082 Views 36 Comments

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

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

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,700 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,730 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Oct 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 18,963 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2017, 11:07 PM 43,965 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 72,639 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.”

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

May 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 36,832 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Apr 25th 2017, 9:23 PM 12,815 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2017, 9:57 AM 24,558 Views 63 Comments

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

Croatia call up player who suffered stroke four years ago
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Croatia call up player who suffered stroke four years ago

Dec 20th 2016, 11:19 AM 4,542 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2016, 7:45 AM 35,879 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.

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

May 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 27,878 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2015, 6:01 AM 8,864 Views 30 Comments

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

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

Aug 4th 2015, 5:28 PM 24,702 Views 23 Comments

The TV icon fell before the stroke happened.

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

Apr 1st 2015, 6:03 AM 29,972 Views 17 Comments

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

Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer
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Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer

Mar 23rd 2015, 8:39 AM 8,111 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.

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

Mar 5th 2015, 6:50 PM 17,232 Views 15 Comments

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

Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today
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Enda wants you to take a free blood pressure check today

Oct 29th 2014, 2:54 PM 8,262 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,500 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.

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

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,024 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.

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

Aug 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,403 Views 10 Comments

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

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

May 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 289 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.

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

May 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 135 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.

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
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Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help

Apr 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,301 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu suffers a minor stroke
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All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu suffers a minor stroke

Mar 27th 2014, 10:05 AM 8,220 Views 5 Comments

Auckland Blues will “take the time to fully understand the cause of it and the implications” for Weepu.

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