'You are not completely powerless and can slow down the process enormously if you pull yourself together, eat disciplined and exercise a lot.'
Knowing about 'bad cholesterol' levels earlier could enable adults to take preventative measures to lower their risk of heart disease.
Hayley Clark, 44, says her daughter Gracie, a healthy, active primary school student, suffered from a stroke last week.
But now, against all odds, David Dow travels the world speaking and giving hope to other stroke survivors.
A woman is suing her salon this week for something much worse than a bad cut or dye job: for a stroke she suffered about two weeks after getting her hair done.
Workers under pressure have a 22% greater risk of having a stroke than others, according to a study published on October 14 in the journal Neurology. A stressful job has an impact on health. Dr Dingli Xu and a team at the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou examined the data from six studies involving 138,782 patients, who were followed for between three and 17 years.