130522 Do you know the signs of a potential stroke?

Do you know the signs of a potential stroke?

Maybe now is the time to learn them just in case one of your loved ones is acting strangely or not responding to you.

Knowing, or at least having a passing knowledge of the common signs of a stroke may save a life. These signs are the same in both men and women.

050820 Salt shaken 2/2 by Glenn Cardwell

When I tell people that the most dangerous food additive they are likely to eat is salt they get really disappointed because they expect me to say an artificial sweetener or flavour, neither of which probably has any effect on their health. Salt is off the radar; no-one cares about salt.

290720 Salt shaken by Glenn Cardwell 1/2

Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chance of having a stroke.