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Strokes can happen to anyone at any age, what causes them, how to spot them and what to do

19Jun

A stroke (or CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident) is a disturbance to the blood flow of the brain caused by a blockage or bleed in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Blockages to the brain are a lot more … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 14 September 2018

14Sep

You might agree that health seems to have suddenly become a more popular topic than ever in the media, with breaking news stories almost every day. Here are a few that caught our attention here at talkhealth in the past … Continue reading

  

This week in health – 13/07/2018

13Jul

Welcome to another rendition of talkhealth’s weekly round-up of the biggest news stories of the week. This week, we’ll be looking at topics including vitamin pills, diabetes and sexual health. So, let’s get started! Diabetes Type 1 Experts believe they … Continue reading

  

Sodium healthy or unhealthy?

12Apr

Salt has been valued highly for as long as mankind can remember, to the point in which people used to use it for trading with others around the globe. Salt was a significant factor as to why early humans settled … Continue reading

  

Weight Loss for Health

10Jan

Since the start of January, the media has been full of weight loss plans and exercise regimes. My gym, which was quiet over Christmas, was full to the brim on Monday and I struggled to park the car at 6.30am … Continue reading

  

Type 2 diabetes costing NHS £8.8bn each year

20Oct

It is estimated that 600,000 people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes but have yet to be diagnosed. Including the undiagnosed, that’s around 4 million people in the UK alone. And since 1996, the number of people with diabetes … Continue reading

  

Sleep deprivation, and why it’s dangerous

2Nov

For some, sleep deprivation sounds like a problem that’s only experienced by people who have severe sleeping disorders. We all know that not getting enough sleep isn’t a good thing – but a lot of people don’t understand just how … Continue reading

  

Easy ways to stay healthy when you retire

24Sep

Dealing with the changes that come with finishing work and having a lot more time on your hands sounds easy, but it can be damaging for a lot of people who aren’t prepared for making the transition from having to … Continue reading

  

Neuroplasticity

17Sep

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing ability to reorganise itself.  We’d be interested to hear what you think. www.differentstrokes.co.uk Twitter @diffstrokes +545   

  

Living with Alzheimer’s

2Jul

Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering … Continue reading

  

Is stroke sexy?

16Dec

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A stroke is absolutely NOT sexy, let me be clear so I don’t offend anyone! However, why have we still not made the subject of stroke with politicians, TV and newspaper editors SEXY enough to write about? How often do … Continue reading

  

A Locked in Syndrome diagnosis – not necessarily a death sentence

23Sep

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The brain stem controls all basic activities of the central nervous system: consciousness, blood pressure, and breathing. So after a brainstem stroke some patients will be formerly diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome. This doesn’t necessarily mean a death sentence for … Continue reading

  

Top Tips to Reduce Your Chances of Suffering a Stroke

5Sep

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Has any of your parents or other relatives suffered from stroke in the past? Chances are, you might also be a candidate for stroke. Stairlift companies say they receive hundreds of requests for home mobility assistance and stairlift information each month … Continue reading

  

Another Week Begins

12Aug

Well, another Monday arrives. I had a sneaky weigh this morning. Something I keep telling people off for, stick to weighing on your chosen day of the week so that you don’t feel disappointed with a gain or no loss, … Continue reading

  

Pondering

11Aug

Wow, what a few days that has been. Funeral on Friday. My dear Mother lost her Sister, my Auntie. I haven’t seen Her for years so felt a little detached at the crematorium but still it was a sad occasion, … Continue reading

  

My first blog

8Aug

Where to start? I suppose the pleasantries would be good? My name is Darren, otherwise known as Daz, but NEVER Dar. Grrr, hate it with a passion. Funny how as a kid I grew up with a hatred of the … Continue reading

  

That nagging feeling

6Sep

I visited my mother in her care home today and the nagging feeling of have we done enough resurfaced once again.  Whilst having lost the ability to speak for quite a while my mother does make sounds and grunts to … Continue reading

  

My first blog – vascular dementia

30Dec

Hi – I’m Catriona and part of the talkhealth team……I’ve had Deborah on my case since we started getting serious about our talkhealth blog to share with you my experiences of having an elderly parent in the advanced stages of … Continue reading

  

Little known stroke signs

5Dec

There are 2 little known signs that could help detect a stroke. Already reasonably well known signs are facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems. Scientists have now discovered that leg weakness and loss of vision could also signal a … Continue reading

  

For Your Heart’s Sake – Eat Chocolate!

31Oct

Now that’s what I call a health headline!  Usually we are urged to give up what we love and eat things we may loathe, but let’s have a cheer for some Swedish researchers who have contributed the latest glad tidings. … Continue reading

  

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