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Stroke patients in England missing out on ‘miracle treatment’, warns report

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Tens of thousands of stroke patients in England are being denied access to a “miracle treatment” that pulls them back from “near death”, putting lives at risk and leaving many unnecessarily disabled, a report warns. M...

John Fetterman, Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate, suffers stroke

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John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and frontrunner in the state’s Democratic US Senate primary, suffered a stroke Friday, and is recovering, he said in a statement. “On Friday, I wasn’t feeling we...

Certain gut microbes may affect stroke risk and severity, scientists find

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Scientists have identified specific groups of gut microbes that could increase or decrease someone’s risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The research, presented at the European Stroke Organisation Confer...

Chris Cairns diagnosed with bowel cancer six months after spinal stroke

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The former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, six months after suffering a spinal stroke. Cairns underwent emergency surgery in August for aortic dissection – a tear in the lini...

Asylum seeker given £100,000 hospital bill after suffering stroke

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Simba Mujakachi, a personal trainer, was just 29 years old in June 2019 when he suffered a catastrophic stroke that left him comatose. When he awoke, he was paralysed on his left side and unable to talk or eat. His st...

Man finds ‘guardian angel’ who saved him from stroke

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The family of a man who had a stroke on a street in central London has found the “guardian angel” who saved his life after an appeal on Twitter. Mathew O’Toole, 47, was sitting on a bench outside a coffee shop on Wigm...