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Thousands at risk of heart attacks due to Covid disruption, experts warn
Patients in England, Scotland and Wales missed out on starting blood pressure-lowering drugs, British Heart Foundation says

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jan, 2023 @4:01 PM

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Dying too young: focus on communicable diseases takes toll in South Africa’s slums
Diseases such as strokes and diabetes now cause most deaths in South Africa but the health system is still focused on tuberculosis and HIV

Sarah Johnson in Cape Town

11, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Needless’ deaths of 30,000 heart patients in England since Covid
Charity’s analysis finds widespread disruption to NHS services and ‘vast backlog of time-sensitive cardiac care’

Andrew Gregory Health editor

03, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Vince Cable reveals he had a stroke when Liberal Democrat leader
Former business secretary reveals in memoir that he tried to keep health issues a secret and carry on working

Toby Helm

11, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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My husband has had a stroke, but I hate feeling like his carer | Ask Philippa
Ask if he would accept help from a physiotherapist – for your sake. You’re in crisis mode so he won’t be able to change his way of coping at the moment

Philippa Perry

04, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Swapping salt for substitutes reduces risk of stroke and heart conditions – study
High blood pressure contributes to around half of all heart attacks and strokes in the UK

Sascha Pare

09, Aug, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Stroke patients in England missing out on ‘miracle treatment’, warns report
Tens of thousands of patients to miss ‘gamechanging’ treatment unless NHS improves access, says charity

Andrew Gregory Health editor

28, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Diabetes and high blood pressure: why are ‘urban’ diseases affecting refugees?
In camps like Mahama in Rwanda, cases of non-communicable diseases such as stroke and renal failure are growing – and even children are affected

Sarah Johnson in Mahama camp

25, Jul, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Catching Covid raises diabetes diagnosis risk for weeks, study finds
Researchers say increased risk of cardiovascular problems also persists in month after infection

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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A new start after 60: ‘I lost my ability to speak – and became a film-maker’
After bleeding in his brain left him struggling with words and numbers, Jonathan Hirons had to give up his job in project management. As he recovered, he decided the world needed to know more about aphasia

Emine Saner

04, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK needs to tax salt in the same way it does sugar, says heart charity
Ministers should bring in levy to cut heart attacks and strokes and address packaged foods’ high salt content, advises BHF

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

20, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Increasing moderate activity could cut stroke risk by 40%, research suggests
New analysis adds further evidence to the link between a sedentary lifestyle and risk of disease and disability

Nicola Davis

03, Jun, 2022 @5:27 PM

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