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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.

Bruce Willis diagnosis shines light on condition affecting 120,000 mostly older Australians

It was announced earlier this week that Hollywood star Bruce Willis is retiring from acting aged 67 after being diagnosed with the condition aphasia, a neurological condition affecting around 120,000, predominately older Australians. Australian researchers have been working tirelessly to produce treatments for the debilitating condition, which according to the Stroke Foundation affects one in three stroke survivors. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

AMCS competition winners helping ward off loneliness with creative and imaginative ideas

Australian Multicultural Community Services has been working to tackle loneliness in the community, awarding two cash prizes to members of the community who have come up with some promising strategies to mitigate the condition.

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.

Award-winning research aiming to make life brighter after stroke

Four innovative research projects, aimed at improving quality of life for survivors of stroke, have been awarded grants in the 2022 Stroke Foundation Research Grants round, announced today. 

New Stroke Awards category celebrates kids making a difference

Stroke Foundation says it is thrilled to add a new category for the 2022 national Stroke Awards - the Young Stroke Champion Award.

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. 

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