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Fishing for blood clots will help more stroke victims

A new procedure to remove blood clots from stroke victims’ brains will now be available to more patients. The method is more efficient and can save more lives than other types of medication. But the decision has been “scandalously slow” in coming, says senior physician and professor.

Future help for stroke patients with language problems

Brain researchers have found a new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem. The result may be individualised treatment for each patient.

Parents with young children most vulnerable after stroke

We think of stroke as an old-age problem, but 25 per cent of strokes happen in individuals under 65.

Too much vitamin D can damage your heart

High vitamin D concentration in the blood is linked to a greater risk of dying from a heart attack.