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Stroke claiming more women’s lives than breast cancer

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Women are being urged to be extra vigilant when it comes to stroke warning signs.

NUI Galway researchers play key role in large-scale clinical trial of statin treatment

NUI Galway researchers have been part of a large-scale clinical trial of statin treatment in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) which was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

How old is your heart?

A new type of health screening which may be a better predictor for risk of stroke and heart attack than the traditional blood pressure test will be available at four Mayo venues next week.

Bionic suit allows paralysed people to walk

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Local people experienced at first hand this week radical new technology which enables survivors of stroke and spinal injury to take regular walking exercise.

Croí launches campaign of major risk factor for stroke

The heart and stroke charity Croí is launching a campaign to raise public awareness of atrial fibrillation, a condition which is known to be one of the main causes of stroke, but which can be detected by means of a simple pulse check. Once diagnosed, more often than not, atrial fibrillation can be treated thus preventing a stroke or heart failure.

Poor sleep quality linked to heart attack and stroke

The local heart and stroke charity, Croi, is supporting important research at the Clinical Research Facility in NUI Galway which is exploring a link between poor sleep quality and high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

Twenty five per cent of heart attacks and strokes are preventable

One in four deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke could be prevented each year, according to new evidence from the Health Research Board Centre for Diet and Health. Such an outcome requires everyone in Ireland to cut their salt, trans fat and saturated fat intake, and eat three more portions of fruit and veg per day.

Walking tips from the Irish Heart Foundation

Walking is one of the most popular ways of getting active, with 66 per cent of the Irish population doing recreational walking on a weekly basis. This summer, it is set to get even more popular when the Castlebar International Four Days’ Walks Festival comes to the area. The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) promotes walking for heart health through its network of Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) walking routes which can be found in nearly 200 locations across the country. To celebrate the Castlebar International Four Days’ Walks Festival, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke is sharing walking tips with local people to help them get the most out of being active this summer.

Swim for health, fitness, and relaxation

Swimming is an aerobic exercise and is a great way of getting your heart and lungs fit.

Westmeath secondary schools called to enter Schools Fitness Challenge

The Schools Fitness Challenge 2013 has been launched for first and second year pupils in Westmeath to improve their health and fitness.

 

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