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Stroke

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National stroke campaign “Act F.A.S.T” relaunched

The national stroke campaign “Act F.A.S.T” has been relaunched by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and Improvement.

First responder

With many accidents and injuries, knowing what tips and advice to pass on to customers could make all the difference.

Pharmacist-led AF screening reduces strokes by a fifth

A pharmacy-led AF screening programme in the North West of England found over 100 strokes could be prevented each year.

Stroke “rising dramatically” among the young

The number of under 65s suffering strokes is "rising dramatically" but most people still believe it mainly occurs among the elderly.

Body Talk: the cardiovascular system

Part two of Body Talk considers the workings of the cardiovascular system.

Antidepressants may cut stroke risk

Antidepressants may reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke, Neurology reports.

Atrial fibrillation

This CPD module takes a look at atrial fibrillation, how to detect and manage the condition to prevent further health issues. 

Begin brainstorming

As the prevalence of young stroke continues to rise, it’s time to revaluate perceptions of the condition.

Big little things

When it comes to minor accidents and injuries, pharmacy staff can be on hand to help inform customers about first aid.

Helping to stop strokes

NHS England announces scheme aimed at spotting heart conditions earlier, with renewed focus on tackling killer conditions.

Healthy lifestyles reduce stroke risk, says study

Healthy lifestyle interventions can reduce people’s chance of having a stroke, even if they are at high genetic risk. This is according to a new study published in the BMJ.

HSIS defends supplements use

HSIS has reiterated the important role of vitamin and mineral supplements in bridging nutrient shortfalls after the results of a new review.

Warning Signs

While medical advances are making strokes less fatal, there are signs that patients are being affected at a younger age due to lifestyle factors.

Folic acid could reduce stroke risk

Taking a folic acid supplement could be a “wise move for all adults in the UK”, especially those with high blood pressure, HSIS has said.

More strokes hit middle-aged

More strokes are occurring at an earlier age compared to a decade ago, according to new statistics by Public Health England released to coincide with the relaunch of the Act FAST stroke campaign.

Heart health focus from PHE

One in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are, new analysis from Public Health England’s Heart Age Test has revealed.

Annual Act FAST campaign launched

One in four people would fail to call 999 when witnessing first signs of a stroke, says PHE as it launches its Act FAST campaign.

AF-related stroke risk campaign hits the beat

A new campaign is raising awareness of AF-related stroke risk through the medium of rhythm and music



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