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stroke


Ben Basger takes a look at the modifiable risk factors for stroke A recent Australian study reported that low education is associated with increased stroke risk, (BMJ Open 2018. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024070) …

A stroke is a life-threatening emergency, writes Louis Roller A stroke, previously known medically as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at the patient perspective regarding stroke… and how pharmacists can help The pathophysiology of stroke is one that pharmacists are familiar with, and does not …

Are CVD-related deaths going up or down? Here’s the latest based on data collected between 1980 and 2015 1. Death rates from cardiovascular disease have fallen considerably since the late …

A relatively new drug has been found to greatly reduce risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease – though it comes with risks of its own Canagliflozin (Invokana) is a SGLT2 …

Australia’s houses are so poorly designed that they contribute to deaths over winter, one expert has warned Professor Adrian Barnett, Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, says …

For the second year Priceline Pharmacy is partnering with the Stroke Foundation to deliver Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check The two hope to beat last year’s result to conduct more …

Looking into the latest stats as well as stroke survivors who are slipping through the cracks How much do you know about stroke across the Australian population? Slipping through the …

National Heart Week is a good opportunity to conduct blood pressure checks and talk to patients about hypertension The event runs from 30 April to 6 May, and this year’s …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in Clostridium difficile Infection: Evidence and Indications Faecal microbiota transplantation aims to rapidly restore the normal diverse colonic …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news The Management of Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem, especially in women, and it can significantly …

Amcal has suspended StrokeCheck testing after vascular surgeons urged Australians not to use the service StrokeCheck, a not-for-profit organisation, had partnered with Amcal in an initiative where consumers completed a health …