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Ill health: some effervescent tablets contain enough sodium to raise the risk of stroke. akirsa

Sodium in medicines raises stroke and hypertension risk

A new study has found a link between the amount of sodium in certain medications and the risk of cardiovascular problems…
Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems. Pierre Guinoiseau

Salt in soluble drugs increases risk of heart attacks and strokes

The salt found in common effervescent and soluble drugs may be exposing consumers to an increased risk of heart problems, according to a study published in the BMJ today. The study found it’s possible…
Andrew Marr experienced the need for a family carer after a stroke. David Cheskin/PA

Flexible working is great but carers should have rights too

If you are a carer, the need for flexibility can creep up slowly or arrive overnight. Guardian journalist Jackie Ashley and her broadcaster husband Andrew Marr experienced this after he suffered a stroke…
A worldwide study is showing that there are more young people having strokes than ever. Shutterstock / Feng Yu

Strokes more common, especially among the young

An international study published in The Lancet today shows stroke is becoming more common and affecting more young people…
Head for numbers: research into brain disorders is seriously underfunded. Pennstatenews

Burden of brain disorders ignored by government

According to various large-scale studies conducted by the World Health Organization, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia…
Stay still, I’ve missed a bit. PA/Tim Whitby

Doing Arnie impressions can activate your brain

The voice is an important tool which we use to communicate and express ourselves. But our voices convey so much more than the words we say. Just a few words can reveal clues about someone’s gender, age…

Fish oil prevents brain damage in mice

Fish oil injection prevents brain damage after a stroke in mice. After inducing a stroke in new-born mice, researchers injected…
Venous thromboembolism is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia. Image from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is deep vein thrombosis?

Living in Australia, we’re used to flying long distances. So you’ve probably wondered about the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis. Perhaps you’ve even considered buying some pressure stockings…

Microbubbles may help detect heart disease

Microbubbles could be used as a less invasive method of detecting heart disease or a risk of stroke before they become serious…
There’s a fine balance between the needs of social advertisers to create messages that will grab attention and public standards . Martin Kenny

Drawing the line on fear: balance in advertising standards

Advertisers responsible for getting important messages through to a population swamped with advice and warnings suffer from understandable frustration. So, what does it take to make people take notice…

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