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Stroke awareness and prevention

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May 1, 2014

The BBC today is promoting a news story outlining stroke awareness and prevention.  In particular, the focus is on those who ignore symptoms of a TIA (transient ischaemic attack) or mini-stroke. A “TIA” causes similar symptoms to a stroke, but may last only a few minutes and a survey of TIA patients found more than 1
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Pollution risk for strokes

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April 2, 2014

Pollution and stroke risk examined:  New research “The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart disease and strokes,” said Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the World Heath Organization’s (WHO) Department for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. A new World Health Organization report  has indicated
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Stroke prevention and thinking FAST

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March 19, 2014

Stroke prevention and new research The American Heart Association’s journal Stroke recently published an article showing that following a stroke, for every minute treatment is accelerated, the patient gains another 1.8 days of healthy life. This study was led by Dr. Atte Meretoia of the University of Melbourne in Australia The piece refers to clot-busting drugs used to
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Looking After Your Kidneys.

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March 13, 2014

Having healthy kidneys is important to your overall health and the following hints and tips are a great way to help keep your kidneys functioning at their best.  Just a few small steps and lifestyle changes can really help to keep you healthy and feeling great.  Try following these simple steps to keep them in
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Have I got an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer?

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February 27, 2014

Every woman has two ovaries. They lie deep within the pelvis, with one on each side of the uterus, as part of the reproductive system. They have two main jobs, to produce hormones and to store eggs. It is from the ovaries that an egg is released once a month and travels down the fallopian
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Ten reasons to give up smoking…

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February 17, 2014

If you are looking to give up smoking, here are 10 reasons that might help you to make that step.. Your loved ones will be healthier! The impact of passive smoking is well known, so by quitting smoking you will not only be positively impacting on your own life, but you will be helping others
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Keep Your Bones Healthy

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February 4, 2014

As a natural part of ageing, our bones gradually lose their density, typically from the age of 40 upwards. It is said that one in two women and one in five men that are over the age of 50 in the United Kingdom will suffer a broken bone from the effects of osteoporosis and as
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Is There A Cure For Diabetes?

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January 28, 2014

Is There A Cure For Diabetes? Sufferers of diabetes have been provided with a huge boost with the news that researchers believe that there may be a way for people to remove the threat of diabetes from their life. The research has indicated that overweight people who were placed onto a diet which contained just
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5 Small Changes That Will Have A Big Impact On Your Life In 2014!

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January 11, 2014

When it comes to starting off a New Year in the right manner, it is easy to see why so many people would be keen to promise that they’ll make sweeping changes in life. In doing so, people will think that they are providing themselves with the platform to overhaul their life and get a
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How to avoid all that sugar at Xmas … and the rest of the year!

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January 3, 2014

The festive period is the ideal time to get together with friends and family members. Socialising and having fun is the ideal way to spend the holiday period but this is where there can be a wide range of snacks and treats that can do you more harm than good in the long run. The
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