Stroke Association's comment to BMJ paper: "Infertility and pregnancy loss may increase women’s risk of stroke"
Dr Clare Jonas, Research Communications and Engagement Lead at the Stroke Association said:
“This large study provides useful data which will help dispel previous confusion about whether infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth are risk factors for stroke.
“We now know that a link does exist. However, the reason for this link is still unknown and we need more research to understand what
The Stroke Association in Northern Ireland shares survey to mark Aphasia Awareness Month
The fear of being unable to communicate has been laid bare in a new survey(i) of over 2,000 people across the UK. Research conducted by the Stroke Association reveals that nearly half of the respondents (41 %) can’t imagine living in a world where they couldn’t communicate. A world without communication is an everyday reality for the 350,000 stroke survivors across the UK (ii) like Jessie McConke
Life without communication is a reality for Stroke survivors like Mark
A world without communication is an everyday reality for the 350,000 stroke survivors in the UK with aphasia (i) like Mark Leather from Cardiff– aphasia is a communication disability that is most commonly caused by stroke. Mae byd heb gyfathrebu yn realiti beunyddiol i’r 350,000 o oroeswyr strôc ag affasia yn y Deyrnas Unedig (i) , fel Mark Leather o Gaerdydd. Anabledd cyfathrebu yw affasia a ac
Aylesbury stroke survivor who struggles to speak wants more awareness of aphasia
An Aylesbury man whose stroke left him without the ability to communicate properly is backing a charity’s plea for people to be more aware of the condition.
Retired motor mechanic Richard Puddiphatt has aphasia, one of the lesser-known effects of stroke which affects a person’s ability to speak, read, write and use numbers, but it does not affect intellect.
Richard, 67, who had a stroke at h
Life without communication a fear for nearly half the population, but reality for 350,000 stroke survivors
Stroke Association shares survey to mark Aphasia Awareness Month
The fear of being unable to communicate has been laid bare in a new survey (i) of over 2,000 people across the UK. Research conducted by the Stroke Association reveals that nearly half of the respondents (41 %) can’t imagine living in a world where they couldn’t communicate. A world without communication is an everyday reality fo
Duke praises Paignton stroke volunteers to mark national Thank You Day
A Paignton stroke survivor and his partner who are both dedicated Stroke Association volunteers have received a special Volunteers Week thanks for their tireless work.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, who is President of the charity, has also sent a message to them and to all volunteers to mark ‘Thank You Day’ on Sunday 5 June.
Former funeral director Martin Otter was at home with his p
Stroke Association response to the Royal College of Radiologists' Census report
The lack of 24/7 availability of interventional neuroradiology services is resulting in thousands of eligible stroke patients missing out on game changing stroke treatments, like thrombectomy.
Duke praises Portishead stroke volunteer to mark national Thank You Day
A Portishead stroke survivor who has been a dedicated Stroke Association volunteer has received a special Volunteers Week thanks for her tireless work.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, who is President of the charity, has also sent a message to her and to all volunteers to mark national ‘Thank You Day’ which is on Sunday 5 June.
Lori Rowsell’s life changed when she had a stroke while on
Charity and royalty congratulate incredible stroke survivor Stewart this Thank You Day as a volunteer and ambassador
troke survivor and dedicated Stroke Association volunteer Stewart, has received a special thanks from His Royal Highness, Prince Edward The Duke of Kent, to mark this year’s Thank You Day.
Stewart, 70, from Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire, had a stroke just over 12 years ago, which brought about his premature retirement. The stroke affected Stewart's speech, his spelling, balance, fat
Didcot dance teacher who feared career was over after stroke calls for more funding for research
A Didcot dance teacher who feared her career was over after she had a severe stroke has backed the Stroke Association’s call for more research into the UK’s fourth biggest killer.
Sam Hook had been suffering increasingly severe symptoms in the months leading up to her stroke - including temporary blindness - but says that they weren’t seen as a precursor to a possible stroke.
Sam was 40 when
Havant stroke survivor pleads for more to be invested in research
A personal trainer from Havant who had a stroke while leading an online class has backed the Stroke Association’s call for more research into the UK’s fourth biggest killer.
Glen Eastick also wants people to realise that stroke can affect people who are young and fit – he was just 33 when he had his stroke in July 2020.
Glen’s symptoms started while he was preparing his lunch. “I briefly los
Jersey woman tackles mammoth run after strokes strike her dad and uncle
A Jersey woman whose family were rocked by two strokes in two weeks is raising money so that others may be spared the same anguish in the future.
Brothers Rob and Steven Duhamel had strokes in September last year. Rob, 66, a former Environment Minister from Jersey who served on the States Assembly for more than two decades, sadly died and his youngest brother Steven, a 62-year-old retired audit
Almost half of Wales’s residents unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK, according to Stroke Association study
Almost half of people in Wales don’t know that stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK, according to new research by the Stroke Association1. Read more here: Nid yw bron i hanner y boblogaeth yng Nghymru yn gwybod mai strôc yw’r lladdwr mwyaf ond tri yn y Deyrnas Unedig, yn ôl ymchwil newydd gan y Gymdeithas Strôc1. Darllenwch fwy yma
More than half of Brits unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK, according to Stroke Association study
More than half of Brits unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK
Half of Northern Ireland residents unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK, according to Stroke Association study
More than half of the NI public don’t know that stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK, according to new research by the Stroke Association1. The charity has released the survey findings as it calls for vital support to fund more research into the devastating condition.
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing brain cells. The charity’s latest stud
Tens of thousands of emergency patients waited over one hour for ambulances
More than 390,000 people who called 999 in March 2022 with emergencies including suspected stroke waited an over an hour for an ambulance, today’s (14.04.22) figures show.
Today’s data release from NHS England shows that the average response time to category 2 emergencies like stroke was 1 hour 1 minute (01:01:03) over three times the 18 minute response time target. The 90th centile target of
Local Stroke Researcher gets into gear for Edinburgh Marathon in May
Marianne Donald from Glasgow is taking on her first full Marathon in May as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (28-29thMay.)
She will be doing it to increase awareness of stroke and raise funds for the Stroke Association.
Marianne is a stroke researcher at the University of Glasgow, working on research around the damage caused by stroke. She is passionate about the cause and believes f
Stroke Association comment on New blood test predicts risk of heart attack and stroke with twice previous accuracy
"Promising findings for a new blood test which may be able to predict a person’s risk of stroke and heart attack." says Dr Richard Francis, Head of Research Stroke Association.
Eight Glasgow sisters organise charity event in memory of loving father
Alana Geddes and her seven sisters lost their dad to a Covid-related stroke in November 2020. And now, they have come together to host a Gala dinner to increase awareness of stroke and to raise funds for the Stroke Association in Scotland.
Their father, John Geddes, a former billposter man, was a kind-hearted and loving father who always put others first. He and his wife brought up two disabl
Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis
Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association said:
“We are saddened to hear about Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis. The most common cause of aphasia is stroke, however it can also be caused by brain injury, brain tumours or other neurological conditions and the treatment and recovery may vary depending on the location and severity of the damage to the brain.