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Stroke

# 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 The Score 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

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# 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.

# stroke - Thursday 16 August, 2012

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 - Thursday 12 July, 2012

From Business ETC €5m investment for Galway company 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.

# stroke - Saturday 7 July, 2012

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.

# stroke - Saturday 30 June, 2012

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.

# stroke - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

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.

# stroke - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

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.

# stroke - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

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.

# stroke - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

From The Score WATCH: Fabrice Muamba makes an emotional return to Bolton 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.

From The Score ‘I’m lucky to be alive,’ says Lynagh 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 - Sunday 15 April, 2012

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.

# stroke - Saturday 31 December, 2011

From The Score Column: The coach told me I could never be a wrestler because of my stroke – he was wrong 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.

# stroke - Monday 19 December, 2011

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.

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.

# stroke - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hooray! Chocolate is actually good for your heart (in moderation) Hurrah

Hooray! Chocolate is actually good for your heart (in moderation)

People who eat more chocolate are less likely to suffer heart disease and strokes, according to a new academic review.

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