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More data needed on stroke treatment and outcomes by sex, gender

A new American Heart Association scientific statement highlights the need for more data and research about sex differences in the use and response to mechanical clot removal for acute ischemic stroke and suggests a clear differentiation between sex and gender in future research.

Internationally acclaimed stroke researcher appointed to new chair role at UWA

Distinguished neurologist Professor Graeme Hankey has been appointed as the inaugural Perron Institute Chair in Stroke Research at the University of Western Australia.

Heart Health Week – how ECG screening for irregular heartbeats is saving lives

One in three Australians will develop an irregular heartbeat (or Atrial Fibrillation), yet many will have no idea until they suffer a stroke. To celebrate Heart Health Week (May 2-8), Professor Ben Freedman, one of Australia's leading experts, will lead the world's largest screening of AF with an ECG to help prevent stroke.

Online program improves wellbeing of stroke survivors

New research from the University of Newcastle and Flinders University has found that access to an online program that provides easily accessible, interactive, tailored healthy lifestyle and behaviour change techniques is associated with better health-related quality of life among adult stroke survivors.

Celebrated centenarian artist Warren brushes off stroke to enjoy Archibald Prize success

The rehabilitation team at Greenwich Hospital faced a formidable challenge when Australia’s oldest working artist and national treasure Guy Warren needed help with his stroke recovery last year.

Now’s a good time to nominate someone you know for the 2022 Stroke Awards

Nominations are open for the Stroke Foundation 2022 Stroke Awards. The awards recognise a wide range of people, including survivors of stroke, family members, carers, volunteers, fundraisers, researchers, and health professionals. 

New research looking into risk factors for cognitive decline after stroke

An international collaboration led by researchers from UNSW Sydney’s CHeBA has offered new insights into what happens to cognitive function following a stroke and which risk factors lead to faster cognitive decline. 

National audit highlights improvements in stroke care across Australia

More Australians have access to leading-edge stroke treatment than they did two years ago despite the challenges COVID-19 created within the health system, according to the findings of Stroke Foundation’s 2021 National Stroke Audit.

Stride4Stroke a great opportunity to get active for a good cause during November

One of the things we can do to reduce our risk of stroke, or secondary stroke, is to keep active. Stride4Stroke is Stroke Foundation’s flagship event, where members of the community are encouraged to get active during the month of November to fight stroke.

Glaring omission of many older women across multiple decades of stroke studies

New research from the George Institute of Global Health has revealed that older women have been consistently under-represented in decades worth of vital, stroke-related studies.

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