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# stroke - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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.

# stroke - Saturday 16 July, 2016

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.

# stroke - Friday 20 May, 2016

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.

# stroke - Friday 18 September, 2015

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# stroke - Sunday 6 April, 2014

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.

# stroke - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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.

# stroke - Monday 10 March, 2014

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.

# stroke - Monday 17 February, 2014

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.

# stroke - Sunday 9 February, 2014

“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.

# stroke - Friday 22 November, 2013

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.

# stroke - Saturday 2 November, 2013

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?

# stroke - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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.

# stroke - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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.

# stroke - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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.

# stroke - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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.

# stroke - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Crime writer Elmore Leonard dies, aged 87 RIP

Crime writer Elmore Leonard dies, aged 87

The author died from complications arising from a stroke he had earlier this month.

# stroke - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Painkillers can increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and death

Research has also found that the size of these risks can be predicted.

# stroke - Monday 8 April, 2013

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”.

# stroke - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Suspected ETA chief Javier Lopez Pena dies in Paris hospital

The 54-year-old reportedly suffered a stroke.

# stroke - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

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.

# stroke - Monday 11 March, 2013

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.

# stroke - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

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.

# stroke - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised following stroke BBC

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.

# stroke - Monday 26 November, 2012

Smoking ‘rots’ brain – study

Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.

# stroke - Monday 5 November, 2012

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.

# stroke - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Police taser blind man after mistaking stick for samurai sword Tasered This post contains a poll

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.

# stroke - Thursday 30 August, 2012

More evidence that chocolate (even the milk kind) is good for men Yum

More evidence that chocolate (even the milk kind) is good for men

But it’s not an excuse to overeat it, warns researchers.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# stroke - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Down with that sort of thing: Dermot Morgan’s sons launch Heart Month Careful Now This post contains images

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.

# stroke - Friday 17 August, 2012

‘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.

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