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Watch: How do statins prevent heart attacks and strokes?

Statins reduce your cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. They’re one of the best-researched drugs, but also one of the most controversial. Watch our animation all about statins, and see if you can tell statin fact from fiction.

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Number of known stroke risk genes tripled

An international team of researchers has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling the number of genes known to increase stroke risk.

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Research into lacunar stroke and dementia

Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that could be contributing to dementia. Sarah Brealey hears how Professor Joanna Wardlaw and her colleagues are tackling the problem.

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New treatment for stroke linked to dementia

We are funding an £850,000 trial at the University of Edinburgh into new treatments for lacunar stroke, a type of stroke linked to dementia.

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Recovery after a stroke: Lil's story

After a sudden stroke at the age of 49 Lil Sullivan's life changed forever. She tells us about how intensive physiotherapy and her love of art have helped her retain her sense of self.

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Medicine patch could revolutionise stroke treatment

A medicine skin patch could greatly improve the chances of someone surviving a stroke, according to researchers that we fund.

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Potassium-rich foods cut risk of strokes and death for older women

Potassium-rich foods cut risk of strokes and death for older women, according to research.

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Does migraine with aura increase stroke risk?

Our medical expert answers a question about migraine with aura and the associated stroke risk.

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600 extra deaths each week from heart disease and strokes during Winter months

An extra 600 people die each week from heart disease and strokes between December and March across England and Wales, according to latest statistics.

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How to rebuild confidence after a stroke

Andrea Outram explains how rehabilitation and support from her family helped her to regain her confidence after a stroke

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