Having a diet drink every day could leave you three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, new research suggests.Read the full story ›
Thousands of stroke patients will benefit from a "game-changing" treatment after plans to expand a procedure were approved by NHS bosses.Read the full story ›
Almost a quarter of people wrongly believe that you have to wait for two stroke symptoms to appear before calling the emergency services.Read the full story ›
The broadcaster, who suffered a stroke in 2013, flew to America for treatment described as a 'Christmas present' to himself.Read the full story ›
There has been an "alarming" rise in the number of men and women aged between 40 and 54 having strokes, a charity has warned.Read the full story ›
Thousands of women die every year from a stroke but few think it will happen to them, a leading health charity has found.Read the full story ›
A 49-year-old woman filmed herself having a stroke to prove to doctors her symptoms were not merely stress-related.Read the full story ›
Chris Tarrant has spent a week in hospital after suffering a mini-stroke on an 11-hour plane journey, his agent has told The Sun.
The Who Want to be Millionaire presenter, 67, was rushed from Heathrow Airport to hospital in West London after falling ill on a plane from Burma.
At first doctors thought he had suffered an asthma attack, before discovering a potentially fatal blood clot in his leg.
Tarrant's agent Paul Vaughan told the paper (£): “The doctor describes it as a mini stroke, probably brought on by the asthma and bronchitis on the plane. They found a clot which they managed to break up."
He added: “He is determined to leave hospital. But he’s not going back to work. This is a nasty wake-up call.”
Eating oily fish can delay the breakdown of brain cells in later life, slowing the ageing process, a study has found.
People with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish like salmon and anchovies, also preserve bigger brains as they aged, research revealed.
In particular, they maintain more nerve cells in the hippocampus, the brain's key memory centre.
Scientist Dr James Pottala, from the University of South Dakota said: "Results suggest the effect on brain volume is the equivalent of delaying the normal loss of brain cells that comes with ageing by one to two years."
Checking your pulse is a simple way of seeing if you are at risk of a heart condition that could lead to strokes, the chief executive of the British Heart Foundation has said, after new research revealed that more than a million people had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
Simon Gillespie said:
The real danger with atrial fibrillation is that some people don't realise they have it. You can be going about your daily routine oblivious to the fact you're five times more likely to have a devastating stroke.
[Only] through research can we tackle this dangerous disorder and prevent its devastating consequences.