Fifth, from talking to the scores of people I met in hospital, and the vast postbag I have received, it's clear that for many women these urgent caring tasks for close relatives come out of the blue. Sometimes they last for years, sometimes, as is my own case, it's just a matter of months. Yet the world of work is not set up to deal with this. Too many older women lose their jobs after a few months off to care for an elderly parent, or other relative. Just as we now accept that women need to take some time out for childcare, surely we should be able to re-arrange the world of work so that "carer's leave" becomes a normal part of all our lives, men included. … [Read more...] about Caring for my stroke victim husband Andrew Marr changed my life
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The new court filing states: 'Brandon believed Melani, his wife at the time, had a million dollars of reasons to have him killed ... hoping to cash in on the policy to help support the cult that she is believed to be a part of. … [Read more...] about REVEALED: ‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow’s new husband cashed in $430,000 from his first wife’s life insurance policy after her mysterious death – as police wait for the results from autopsy on her exhumed body
Research in this week’s Lancet from the Interstroke study says that figure is actually 90%. This latest study, of 26,915 people from 32 countries found that 10 factors accounted for about 90% of the risk of having a stroke. The worst offenders were high blood pressure, lack of exercise, poor diet and smoking. But there was also stress, too much alcohol, heart problems, obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol in hot pursuit. … [Read more...] about How do I reduce the risk of having a stroke?
As with so many health conditions, there is a postcode lottery when it comes to TIAs. Some parts of the country now have specialised clinics for rapid diagnosis and staff in the ambulance service and in GP surgeries have received excellent training in how to spot the symptoms of a mini-stroke. But in other places you could well get sent home with a paracetamol. Follow-up care is also patchy. One patient reported that she only realised she had suffered a TIA when she read her medical notes – no one at the hospital had bothered to tell her, nor followed up her symptoms. … [Read more...] about My husband Andrew Marr missed the warning signs of his stroke. Don’t let it happen to you
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