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Stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Learning the 'F.A.S.T.' test for stroke symptoms can save a person's life.

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Stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation helps the brain to relearn skills that have been affected. Learn about the most common problems and types of rehabilitation.

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How to help someone who's having a stroke

One Australian has a stroke every 9 minutes. But the sooner they get treated, the better. Learn the 'F.A.S.T.' way to help a person having a stroke.

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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) has similar symptoms to a stroke but only lasts a few minutes. If you think you are having a TIA, call 000 for an ambulance.

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Aneurysms

An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery or vein caused by a weakened vessel wall. Learn about the types of aneurysm, its symptoms and how it's treated.

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Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of disorders that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (when part of the heart ‘quivers’ rather than beating normally) could lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms and decrease your risk.

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How to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke — here's how to lower the level of bad cholesterol in your blood.

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The facts about salt

Excess salt intake can raise your blood pressure, increasing your risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Here's how to reduce your salt intake.

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Agnosia

Agnosia is a rare condition caused by brain damage due to a stroke, accident, tumour or dementia. People with agnosia may have difficulty recognising objects, people, sounds or smells. Learn more here.

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