How to spot the signs of stroke and reduce your risk

As statistics reveal more and more middle-aged people are being affected, Liz Connor finds out how we can all improve our awareness of stroke.

Health news

How age influences gender-related outcomes after heart attack

Sex and age play a large part in who experiences a heart attack, the methods used to treat these heart attacks, and the eventual post-hospital outcomes of the people who experience heart attacks.

Health news

Urgent need for national action plan, says Stroke Foundation

Stroke Foundation says a national plan must be developed to stop this growing health threat.

Health Checks

How an eye check can indicate stroke

The link between vision and stroke, and how the eyes hold a critical sign of potential stroke.


Fears stroke victims are failing to heed warning signs

Fewer people are presenting at hospitals for stroke during the pandemic, leading to pleas from medical professionals for anyone with symptoms to seek help immediately.


How to spot vein and artery problems

There are a number of complications that can occur within your arteries or veins, potentially preventing your organs or limbs from receiving oxygen, essential nutrients and immune support.

Health news

Stroke incidence and death from strokes declines in Australia

Australians are suffering fewer strokes and dying less often as a result, and simple measures could further reduce their incidence.


Clotting, organ damage emerge as latest COVID concerns

Experts are concerned about newly observed, severe effects of COVID-19 infection, including the incidence of stroke and the possibility of long-term organ damage.


Brushing and flossing to protect against stroke

Two studies, presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, suggest that treating gum disease alongside other stroke risk factors may reduce your risk of stroke.

Health & Ageing

Device can cut risks in common medical procedure

A new medical device to reduce the risk of complications following a common procedure to unblock clogged arteries is being developed by Monash University researchers.

Brain health

Brain scans show benefits of exercise for stroke survivors

A world-first Australian study is uncovering the impact of exercise in helping the brain to recover after a stroke.


Will a vegetarian diet increase your risk of stroke?

A UK study finding vegetarianism is associated with a higher risk of stroke than a meat-eating diet has made headlines around the world.

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